Pre-sessional Summer A

Pre-sessional Summer A

Pre-sessional Summer A is an intensive, 15-week advanced level course that gives you a solid grounding in core academic skills as well as more specialised preparation for your academic subject.

Entry requirements

IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in all skills

These are recommended scores to ensure that you will make enough progress to achieve your required Exit level. Please send us your current scores in IELTS or another internationally recognised English language test with your application.

If your scores are slightly below the recommended level, please send us any other previous scores you have to help us make a decision.

For further information go to Applying for the Pre-sessional.


Exit level

At the end of the 15 weeks, successful students will be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills.

You will receive a final report at the end of the course. If our grades match the English language conditions for your academic programme at the University of Glasgow, you will then receive an unconditional offer. 

It is your responsibility to check the English language conditions that you are required to meet.


Dates

8 May – 24 August 2018

Please tell us as soon as possible if you must withdraw from the course or if you think you may have to arrive late.


Fees

£4,950

Students normally pay before they arrive. Please make sure you have arranged for sufficient money to be available both to pay your tuition fees and other expenses such as accommodation.

For information about fees go to Tuition fees.


Application deadline

Application deadline is 28th March 2018

This deadline is for us to receive your application and all relevant documents such as English test scores etc.

For further information go to Applying for the Pre-sessional.


Course Content

15 hours per week of academic skills and language with weekly one-to-one tutorials, and 3 hours structured independent study.

The first 5 weeks of the course consist of:

  • Listening to lectures
  • Developing academic reading skills
  • Developing your academic vocabulary
  • Participating in seminars and discussions
  • Writing essays using reading texts as source materials
  • Improving the accuracy of your writing
  • Working in a team to conduct a research project
  • Giving presentations
  • Tutor-guided sessions for further self-study on language and academic skills

In the second 5 weeks you move on to Summer B, and then on to Summer C in the final 5 weeks.

Sample Timetable (actual topics and times may change)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.30-11.00   Reading: article extracts Reading: information on web pages Listening: mini-lecture Writing: Timed Writing
11.30-1.00 Intro. to Topic: reading sample articles Listening: interview Writing: summarising & note-taking Speaking: discussion of reading texts Speaking: Presentation practice
2.00-3.30 Writing: use of sources by summarising, paraphrasing & quoting Tutorials Tutorials  

Tutorials

3.40-4.40   Supported Independent Study Supported Independent Study: Group Project session

Supported Independent Study

 

IELTS 5.5, 5.5 in all skills

These are recommended scores to ensure that you will make enough progress to achieve your required Exit level. Please send us your current scores in IELTS or another internationally recognised English language test.

If your scores are slightly below the recommended level, please send us any other previous scores you have to help us make a decision.

For further information go to Applying for the Pre-sessional.

At the end of the 15 weeks, successful students will be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in all skills.

You will receive a final report at the end of the course. If our grades match the English language conditions for your academic programme at the University of Glasgow, you will then receive an unconditional offer. 

It is your responsibility to check the English language conditions that you are required to meet.

8 May – 24 August 2018

Please tell us as soon as possible if you must withdraw from the course or if you think you may have to arrive late.

£4,950

Students normally pay before they arrive. Please make sure you have arranged for sufficient money to be available both to pay your tuition fees and other expenses such as accommodation.

For information about fees go to Tuition fees.

Application deadline is 28th March 2018
This deadline is for us to receive your application and all relevant documents such as English test scores etc.

For further information go to Applying for the Pre-sessional.