This eight-week online course is for people with an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 or equivalent. If your level is lower, take a look at our EAP Pre-sessional Course B or EAP Pre-sessional Course C instead.
The course will help you improve your English language and academic skills and develop your knowledge of life at university in the UK. You will build on your existing knowledge of English and develop academic skills such as listening, note-taking, reading and summarising, writing essays and reports, doing research and making presentations. You'll gain a head start by learning about the University before you start your main course and reach the required level of English to be successfully accepted to the University.
At the end of the course, your English will be at the University of Sunderland equivalent level of an IELTS 6.0 score which is the requirement for most of our courses.
This eight-week, online course is taught via the University's Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas. You'll go to online sessions, work on tasks in your own time and practise your English in online chatrooms and group projects. Plus, you'll have weekly tutorial sessions to keep in touch with your lecturer. You'll have around 240 hours of learning over the course.
When you pass the course, you'll get a Foundation Certificate of Achievement in English for Academic Purposes and have the English language skills to study your chosen course.
You will study one module to develop your English skills for academic study in order to help you be successful on your main programme. This includes the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing with reference to listening skills practice, note-taking strategies, reading skills practice, vocabulary building, summarising techniques, academic written work to include essays and reports. As well as research methods, making academic presentations in English, taking part in group discussions and individual tutorials to build confidence with spoken English.
In addition, you will be well prepared for your university programme with orientation sessions to help you use the library and the learning support services here at the University of Sunderland. You will build your knowledge of the UK and our local area with British Studies lectures as well as develop your lecture study skills.
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This course is for people who do not speak English as a first language to help you improve your English and be successfully accepted to a main course at the University of Sunderland.
If you are joining a main programme starting in September, you are not eligible for this distance learning course and should apply for the on campus EAP course instead.
We welcome applications from those with an IELTS or equivalent score of 5.5 or above with no individual skill score (speaking, listening, reading and writing) lower than 5. If your level of English is higher than IELTS 5.5 you can study this course and achieve a score 0.5 band higher than your entry score.
If your IELTS or equivalent score is lower than 5.5, you can choose one of these alternative courses to improve your English language skills:
If you need any help completing your application, please contact our student support team.
This course is subject to approval.
The fee for this course is £990.
This information was correct at the time of publication.