Short courses and EAP

Improve your English before you start your degree with us. Develop academic skills in essay and report writing, reading and summarising, listening, note-taking and presenting. Get support with your main studies from our experienced and supportive tutors.

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Courses we offer

The Online English for Academic purposes module is available for all students wishing to study a degree at either one of the University of Sunderland campuses.

Short courses and EAP

Full-time

Online EAP: Pre-sessional English (Intermediate)

Do you want to improve your English? Do you have an IELTS or equivalent score of 5.0? This 10-week course is for you. Our supportive and experienced tutors will help you reach the correct level of English to study your chosen university course. You’ll focus on academic skills such as note-taking, contributing to seminars, making presentations and writing essays. Studying this course will allow you to achieve the University of Sunderland in London's equivalent of 1.0 IELTS bands.

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Full-time

Online EAP: Pre-sessional English (Pre-Intermediate)

Do you want to advance your English and understanding of UK culture? Do you have an IELTS or equivalent score of 4.5? Then this 12-week course is for you. Improve your English language skills and increase your current IELTS by the University of Sunderland equivalent of 1.5 bands. Develop academic skills such as note-taking, making presentations and writing essays and reports. On completion, you’ll receive a Foundation Certificate of Achievement in English for Academic Purposes and will be able to study your chosen university course.

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University of Sunderland in London students outside at Canary Wharf
Full-time

Online EAP: Pre-sessional English (Upper Intermediate)

Do you want to improve your English? Do you have an IELTS score of 5.5? Then this 8-week course is for you. You’ll have access to modern resources such as digital language laboratories and an open-access language laboratory for independent study. You’ll also visit local and national places of interest and put your English skills to the test socially.

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Programmes to suit you

We offer three lengths of programme depending on your existing language level:

  • Pre-Intermediate – 12 weeks
  • Intermediate – 10 weeks
  • Upper-Intermediate – 8 weeks

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High-quality teaching

The courses offered aim to expand your knowledge and skills to the level required to study a University level degree successfully. You will take part in live online workshops, lectures and have regular contact with your teachers, whilst completing work all from the comfort of your own home. You will also be working on a group project which will require you to work with classmates from all around the world. There is a cultural element to the programmes which also aims to better orientate you to the University of Sunderland when you eventually join us in the UK.

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