Preparation: Studying English Language in the United Kingdom
English Language Preparation in the UK
If you feel that your level of English is not adequate for your Academic programme, or if you have not yet obtained a required score on IELTS or TOEFL, you may be interested in one of the full-time English Language courses that we can provide you with prior to your Academic study.
These kinds of courses prepare students in the English Language skills needed for study and provide a useful orientation to Academic and Social life in Britain. Even if you already fulfil a Universities English Language requirement, you will still find preparation given by these courses very helpful.
How long should you study?
The period of language study needed to raise your proficiency in English to a suitable level will depend on several factors, including your level on starting the course and your ability to learn a second language.
In our experience students normally need to study English on a full-time course for at least 10 weeks (often much longer) in order to imrpove their overall IELTS score by 1.0.
This means, for example, that students with an overall IELTS score of 5.0 will normally need a course of at least 10 weeks to improve it to 6.0.
However, it should be noted that if any individual component of the overall IELTS score (for example, writing) is more than 0.5 below the overall score, progress is likely to be much slower. Thus, a student who has an overall score of 5.0 on IELTS but only 4 on the writing component will probably need a course much longer than 10 weeks to improve to an overall score of 6.0.
Remember that an adequate level of English will help to ensure that you are successful on your academic programme and that you obtain maximum benefit from it.
When you arrive at your English Language College
After you have registered and enrolled as a student at your English Language Course provider, you may be required to take an English Language test. The purpose of the test is to enable language support to be offered to students at an early stage if it is needed.
During your English Language Study
Majority of the English Language Course providers, provide students support services who may need extra help with their English in order to succeed in their Academic Studies.
The support servies can consist of advice, self-access materials and part-time in-sessional courses. Students usually find that these types of servics are useful in helping them to cope with the English Language requirements of their Academic Studies.
When you begin your studies at your University, you may find that you need a period of adjustment to the new academic and social environment. Studying at a University in a forein country is an interesting and exciting experience, but it takes time to become accustomed to it.
You may have to adjust to unfamiliar methods of studying and new Academic demands, in addition to facing the need to work in English. At the same time you will be living in a different country, with perhaps a very different culture and set of social customs. Allowing yourself time to settle into this new environment is therefore essential.
MSE Agency will provide you with support to overcome any obstacles you may face during your studies, and aim to ensure that any difficulties are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.