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Pre-sessional sample timetable

You can find a typical timetable for the 2021 Online Pre-sessional English Course below.

 

Mode of studyMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Guided independent study
 

Reading and Writing 
(3 hours)

Listening and Speaking
(3 hours)
Reading and Writing
(3 hours)
Listening and Speaking 
(3 hours)

Language development 
(2 hours)

Research Portfolio 
(2 hours)

Study groups
With up to four other students 

Reading and Writing 
(2 hours)

Listening and Speaking 
(2 hours)

Reading and Writing 
(2 hours)

Listening and Speaking 
(2 hours)

 

Seminars / Webinars
With your teacher

Language development 
(1.5 hours)

Reading and Writing 
(1.5 hours)

Academic Webinar / Guest Lecture
(1 hour)

Reading and Writing 
(1.5 hours)
Listening and Speaking 
(2 hours)
Tutorials / Office hourTutorialsTutorials Office hour   

Guided independent study: (3 hours a day Monday - Thursday and 4 hours on Friday). You will complete set tasks individually in preparation for your study group and live interactive sessions, and work on your research portfolio.

Study groups: (2 hours a day Monday - Thursday). You and a small group of up to four students will meet online to work collaboratively on set tasks in preparation for your live interactive sessions and assignments.

Seminars: (1.5 hours a day on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 hours a day on Friday). You will meet your teacher online at a scheduled time to review and receive feedback on work done and be introduced to new content. 

Webinars: On Wednesdays you will attend a large group webinar which will be related to your course work and / or a guest lecture. 

Tutorials: You will have either a 15-minute one-to-one tutorial or a 30-minute small group tutorial every week with your teacher.

Office hour: Weekly drop-in session to ask your teacher a course-related question.

Studying with different time zones 

As the majority of our teachers are based in the UK and we want to be able to support you and your teacher, seminars and webinars are held at times that are compatible with British Summer Time (BST). However, you will be placed in study groups with students who are in the same, or very similar time zone to you. Your seminars and webinars will be within the timeframe of 08:00 and 21:00 local time as far as possible.