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English Language

Key Information


10 weeks

Intake Dates

April 2025

Campus Location


About Academic English

Preparing you for undergraduate studies, delivered in English

The Academic English 1 and Academic English 2 courses aim to equip learners with the competencies and skills to access a range of contemporary learning opportunities.

While keeping language literacy at its core, the Academic English curriculum is shaped around five other key literacy streams: cultural, information, critical, digital and assessment. By working through these literacy streams and successfully completing assessment, learners will develop their English language skills to a B2 Independent User on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

When learners successfully exit this course, they will be well-prepared for success in further studies.

Course Structure

Academic English 1 (AE1) and Academic English 2 (AE2) are both 10-week courses, divided into two 5-week modules, with 20 hours of face-to-face teaching and five hours of scheduled independent learning time per week.

Entry Requirements

AE1: IELTS overall band 4.5, writing 4.5, no other band less than 4.0 (or equivalent)

AE2: IELTS overall band 5.0, writing 5.0, no other band less than 4.5 (or equivalent)

AE1 Assessment

AE1 : Summative Assessment Schedule:

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AE2 Assessment

AE2: Summative assessment schedule:

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To successfully pass AE1 and AE2 courses students must achieve an overall total of at least 60% with a minimum of 55% in each course component.

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