New and improved English Language Preparation programme launched

An international student in a classroom at Lancaster University International Study Centre

To further assist students in meeting the entry requirements for the International Foundation Year, Lancaster University International Study Centre is running an enhanced version of its English Language Preparation Programme. For international students choosing to study abroad, developing the English language skills necessary to succeed in an academic environment can be a challenge.

The new and improved programme has a great focus on exploring the wider environment of the University and town, allowing students to improve their speaking and listening skills whilst building their confidence in interacting with locals and other students.

By studying the English Language Preparation programme, students will be more prepared for the Academic English Skills module offered as part of the International Foundation Year. Benefits of studying the enhanced programme include:

  • Two hours per week dedicated to supporting vocabulary development and key terminology in preparation for further study
  • Tailored homework to prepare students for the transitional period to their International Foundation Year – covering both Academic English Skills and subject-specific modules
  • Personalised tutorial support monitoring progression, supporting students adjusting to academic study

To join the English Language Preparation at Lancaster, students must have an academic IELTS for UKVI score of 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and no other skills below 4.0. After students have improved their English level, they can progress to the following subject pathways:

Find out more about improving your English with us by visit the programme page.

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