LC English Pre-sessional 1 Stage

The University of Bolton’s Online English Pre-Sessional Programme has been created to help international students prepare for their degree programmes. It will not only improve your language skills, it will also equip you with the academic skills you will need for your chosen degree and introduce you to Higher Education in the UK.

English Pre-sessional 1 Stage

Key information

Award:

LC

Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

5 weeks

Location:

The University of Bolton

Start date:

23/11/2020

Course Details

If you are an international student, or if you speak English as a second language, and need to improve your language skills before you can study for your degree, then this programme will be right for you.

The Online English Pre-Sessional Programme has been created to prepare you for academic culture in the UK, to improve your language skills, and to help you gain the academic skills needed to succeed in your chosen field. We’ll support you to develop all skills to a standard comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5. Online classes will focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

By the end of the course, you should have a good understanding of what your degree lecturers will expect from you. Teaching sessions are divided into group sessions, smaller breakout sessions, one-to-one speaking tutorials and self-study sessions.

All classes are delivered online by specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lecturers who work closely with your degree tutors to make sure you learn the skills that will be most useful for you.

As this is an online course, you will need access to a suitable PC or laptop with an internet connection. This PC or laptop will need to be able to access the University of Bolton website (in particular the University’s virtual learning environment Moodle and library webpages), as well as the Zoom video communication app (available from https://zoom.us/download).

Highlights
  • As the course is taught online, there is no need for you to travel to the UK to complete your English language studies.
  • English and skills support continues even after you start your degree programme.
  • Start dates are scheduled to fit in with the start of University of Bolton degree courses.
Key Features
  • You'll be supported to achieve a level of English comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 on successful completion.
  • As a full member of the University of Bolton, you’ll have access to all academic, social and welfare services.
  • The course is designed to develop your English language and study skills and help you adapt to Higher Education in the UK.
  • You'll study alongside students from all over the world, enhancing your intercultural understanding.
  • There are a number of admission dates per year, timed to enable smooth progression to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the UK.
Professional recognition


  • If you're preparing to study an undergraduate programme, you'll need IELTS 5.5 (with at least 5.0 in every component), or an approved comparable qualification, for this 1-stage English Pre-sessional Programme. Additional acceptable qualifications include TOEFL at Home, Duolingo English Test and CET-6. Please contact the programme leader or admissions team for advice.
  • If you're preparing to study a postgraduate programme, you'll need IELTS 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in every component), or an approved comparable qualification, for this 1-stage English Pre-sessional Programme. Additional acceptable qualifications include TOEFL at Home, Duolingo English Test and CET-6. Please contact the programme leader or admissions team for advice.
  • You must also meet the entry requirements for the academic programme you intend to study after you have completed this English Pre-sessional Programme. Please see individual course entries for details.

Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 903.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.


Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to further study at the University of Bolton.


Course fees

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2020/2021.

Bursaries

Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton undergraduate students.


For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:

You should have to hand:

  • Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates

  • Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies

  • Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role

  • Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately

  • Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference

Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.

Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.

If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit www.ucas.com.

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email international@bolton.ac.uk


Teaching input sessions take place every day and include a variety of learning activities, some requiring pair work and team work. Students are encouraged to communicate with each other and work together to perform learning tasks.

Students will prepare a portfolio of learning achievements and in the final stage of the programme will also take exams in writing, reading, listening and speaking.

Students are offered 20 hours’ of contact time per week with teachers that will include group sessions, breakout sessions, group chats and discussion forums. Tutorials are also provided to help with assignments and discuss progress. In addition, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) website contains additional learning materials, interactive content and additional support resources.

Modules
  • Pre-Sessional Stage D
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 90%, Written exams 10%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 50%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 50%

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Kathryn Cridland
Programme Leader

K.Cridland@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903164

Sally Preece
Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes

S.Preece@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903613

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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