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Pre-sessional sample timetable

You can find a typical timetable for the 2022 Pre-sessional English Course below.

Morning stream timetable

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Morning
Face-to-face lessons with your teacher

Research Project 
(3 hours 15 minutes)
Reading and Writing
(3 hours 15 minutes)

Language development 
(2 hours)

Guest Lecture (1 hour)

Reading and Writing
(3 hours 15 minutes)
Listening and Speaking 
(3 hours 15 minutes)
Afternoon
Guided independent Study and Tutorials    

Reading and Writing 
(up to 3 hours)

Tutorials

Research Project 
(up to 3 hours)

Tutorials

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

Research Project 
(up to 3 hours)

Afternoon stream timetable

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning 
Guided independent Study and Tutorials    

Reading and Writing 
(up to 3 hours)

Tutorials

Research Project 
(up to 3 hours)

Tutorials

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

Research Project 
(up to 3 hours)

Afternoon
Face-to-face lessons with your teacher

Research Project 
(3 hours 15 minutes)
Reading and Writing
(3 hours 15 minutes)

Language development 
(2 hours)

Guest Lecture (1 hour)

Reading and Writing
(3 hours 15 minutes)
Listening and Speaking 
(3 hours 15 minutes)

Lessons: (3 hours 15 minutes Monday – Friday; 2 hours on Wednesday). You’ll meet your teacher and classmates to work collaboratively on set tasks. You’ll receive instruction to improve your academic skills and language and prepare you for your assessments.

Guided independent study: (Up to 3 hours a day Monday - Friday). You’ll complete specially-prepared online interactive activities and tasks individually in preparation for your lessons, work on your research project and engage in online discussion forums.

Webinars: On Wednesdays you’ll attend a Guest Lecture on an academic subject. 

Tutorials: You’ll have either a 15-minute one-to-one tutorial or a 45-minute small group tutorial every week with your teacher.