English for Academic Purposes

Brochures available at CLIE Reception from September.

British Council 2011

All English language courses have been accredited and are regularly inspected by the British Council.

Part-time English Courses

  All enquiries to CLIE EAP Office: pteap@ucl.ac.uk

Part-time academic English courses at CLIE are taught to the highest standards by qualified and experienced EAP teachers who are able to advise participants on academic English skills. All one-term courses are available to both UCL and non-UCL participants with an academic interest or background and whose main language is not English. One-term courses are repeated each academic term, starting in October, January and April. Courses in Term 1 and Term 2 mainly run for 8 or 9 weeks (see course details), meeting once a week for 2 hours. Courses in Term 2 repeat the content of the Term 1 courses but for new students. In Term 3 some courses run for 6 weeks with a reduced course fee.

The In-sessional EAP course, which runs over two terms, is available to UCL card holders only (students, staff at UCL).

Follow the links below and on the right for more information, visit us at UCL CLIE Reception during enrolment times to ask for advice directly from course teachers, or take your completed Enrolment Form directly to our EAP Office, Room 121, 26 Bedford Way, to make payment for your chosen course(s).


One-term courses focusing on language and skills for academic writing including elements of the academic essay / PhD dissertation.

  • Academic Writing Course For undergraduate (BA/BASc/BSc) and taught masters (MA/MSc) students. Covering the structures, organisation and language of academic writing, using appropriate conventions and style.
  • Thesis Writing Courses Open to registered MPhil/PhD students only.
  • Advanced Grammar A course open to all who wish to improve their English grammar further. Level: upper intermediate, lower advanced (e.g. IELTS 6.5-7.0).


One-term courses focusing on speaking, pronunciation or giving clear, formal presentations with the aim of increasing participants' confidence to participate effectively in an academic environment.

  • Academic Speaking Skills A course focusing on speaking in seminars and public forums.
  • Pronunciation and Public Speaking A course to develop skills and confidence in speaking to an audience, supported by one individual 30-minute tutorial.
  • Pronunciation A course to help participants towards clearer pronunciation, supported by one individual 30-minute tutorial.

IN-SESSIONAL EAP (UCL students only; Term 1 and Term 2)

Taught over 7 weeks in Term 1 and 9 weeks in Term 2, In-sessional EAP is designed to activate and improve academic English skills for use in UCL departments. Skills studied and developed will emphasise writing (supporting the academic essay) and speaking (for seminars and presentations), with some attention to academic reading, listening and appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Enrolment takes place in Term 1 only for this course taught over two terms.


These two courses run for 6 weeks each and a discount is offered to those students who enroll on both courses.

  • Academic Reading (6 weeks) A  course addressing common areas of  difficulty in reading skills for academic study.
  • Academic Listening (6 weeks) A  course to develop confidence in listening in academic contexts, including lectures and seminars.


Fees are from £120 per course.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Answers to many common questions are available here. During enrolment, members of the teaching team are happy to answer individual questions about the courses.

Contact Details

Mr John Firth

EAP Officer

EAP Office, Room 121

UCL Centre for Languages & International Education

26 Bedford Way

London WC1H 0AP

Map / Directions to CLIE

Tel: 020 7679 8665

Email: pteap@ucl.ac.uk

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