English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Application for the 11, 8 and 5-week Pre-sessional Courses is now closed.
Students who have already applied will be contacted by email regarding an offer of a place on a course.
All UCL English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses fulfil UCL's English language proficiency requirements, and are also accepted by a number of other UK universities.
Studying Academic English at UCL: An Overview
|Full-Time Courses (an average of 20 classroom hours per week)|
(September 2012 to June 2013)
(April / June / July / August to September 2013)
Courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a university environment. Students are prepared for degree level study at UCL or at other UK universities by:
- becoming familiar with the academic environment and conventions of the British Higher Education system
- listening to academic lectures
- taking effective notes
- reading academic texts quickly and effectively
- expressing ideas clearly and accurately in academic writing
- giving oral presentations.
All courses are taught through classes, seminars and lectures within the university. Students have weekly individual tutorials (one-to-one sessions with their Personal Tutor) to discuss their academic progress.
Students will attend academic lectures given by leading UCL academics. Opportunities to attend academic lectures in a student’s degree subject area are also available.
A dedicated UCL Education Adviser provides guidance on how to apply for UK undergraduate and graduate programmes. Optional IELTS preparation classes are included in all EAP courses.
Preparation for University at University
International students from all over the world come to study UCL's English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students are enrolled at UCL as university students and have free access to all UCL facilities including libraries and ICT facilities. EAP students may also apply for university accommodation.
Students can join a wide range of cultural or sporting societies of UCL and University of London Student Unions.
Part-time English Courses
Beginning in October, January and April, the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) runs part-time academic English courses for participants whose main language is not English.
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