Why should you take our course?

Why should you take our course?

Our summer pre-sessional course is accredited by BALEAP, the professional association for academic English teaching.

BALEAP guarantees that you will be joining a high quality course:

"A BALEAP accreditation visit looks at the whole EAP [= 'English for Academic Purposes'] student experience, from pre-arrival information and support at induction, through the classroom experience and assessment, to welfare provision, accommodation and the transition into university life. If you are BALEAP accredited, it is a sign to students that your EAP course is of the highest quality."  (www.baleap.org)

Advantages of our pre-sessional course

Advantages of our pre-sessional course

  • Continuous assessment of progress that removes the need to take IELTS
  • Experienced tutors trained in academic English teaching
  • Real lectures from subject lecturers
  • Practical research projects in your subject area
  • Interactive classroom teaching with a personal tutor to guide you through the course
  • Virtual learning environment supporting the course

You will also benefit from:

  • Our own welfare support advisers and social programme to help you live and study at Glasgow
  • Supported independent study
  • Access to University facilities: library, sports & other student services
  • Continuing support on our in-sessional classes during your degree study to help you improve your own language & skills

What students have said about the pre-sessional courses

What students have said about the pre-sessional courses

"Just to let you know that I have successfully completed my MSc in Economics, Banking and Finance with Distinction [and] I have been awarded the first prize for the Centre for Development Studies. ... I wanted to share this information because you you are part of this success. Being the first academic people that I interacted with at the University, you shaped my perception on how things should be done and what makes difference in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to English. I wish the students that you teach everyday are aware of the opportunities..."
(Jose Pinho Ribeiro, Pre-sessional Summer 2010)

"So far, I have been in Glasgow over 4 months and I have really liked this amazing city and enjoyable life here. Studying in EFL the last 16 weeks, I found that I have made a great improvement in English especially writing academic essays and speaking, which gives me confidence to solve any problems. …  I will keep working hard and fulfil my dreams in Glasgow."
(Rachel, Pre-sessional 2008)