University of Sunderland in London

English improvement courses

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We recommend that all full-time international students complete one of our English for Academic Purposes University Preparation (EAP UP) courses.

These courses are held four times a year and are suitable for students with IELTS scores ranging from 4.5 to 6.5 (or an equivalent qualification). We offer four courses, depending on your level of English:

1. English for Academic Purposes University Preparation: Pre–Intermediate (suitable if you have IELTS 4.5 or equivalent)

2. English for Academic Purposes University Preparation: Intermediate (suitable if you have IELTS 5.0 or equivalent)

3. English for Academic Purposes University Preparation: Upper–Intermediate (suitable if you have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)

All courses aim to bring you up to an IELTS equivalent of 6.0 or 6.5, depending on your level when you start.

You will develop the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, focussing on using English for study and research purposes. British Studies lectures will help you settle into life in the UK through practical advice on personal safety and finding your way around.

By studying these courses you are granted full University status allowing you to access all of the University’s excellent facilities and services such as the library, internet access and student activities.

Once you have started your course we also provide English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in-sessional classes. These involve classes, lectures, tutorials and drop in sessions to further develop your language and study skills and are of no extra cost to you.