Key Facts - International Summer School - Pre-sessional Academic English Course

Our Pre-sessional courses are for students who are preparing to study a degree programme at the University of Sheffield. They are intensive Academic English courses concentrating on the language and skills required to study successfully at university.
Programme Objectives
- Provide a supportive environment in which students can explore language areas and develop their skills
- Provide a coherent programme which meets students’ needs through lessons which focus on appropriately selected activities, tasks and materials covering the following areas;
- Academic Reading
- Academic Writing
- Academic Listening
- Presentation and Seminar Skills
- Research Skills (including library visit)
- Lectures and Note-taking Skills (visiting lecturers Wednesday pm)
- Enable students to broaden their knowledge of local and British life & culture

Level 10 Week Course Your Overall IELTS score: No more than 1 band below your overall requirement.
Your individual IELTS component scores:

No more than 1 band below each individual component requirement


No more than 1.5 bands below the overall requirement in any individual component.

6 Week Course Your Overall IELTS score: No more than 0.5 band below the overall requirement.
Your individual IELTS component scores:

No more than 0.5 band below each individual component requirement


At least 5.5 in every component.

Proof of English SELT (Secure English Language Test) for Tier 4 visa students
Minimum Age 18 as standard (special applications can be made for a 17-year-old student joining the adult course - please contact us and view University policy)
Eligibility Open to anyone holding an offer to study an academic course at The University of Sheffield scheduled to start at the beginning of the next academic year.

10 Week Course: IELTS less than 5.0 in any component and academic offer holders from other Universities.

6 Week Course: IELTS less than 5.5 in any component and academic offer holders from other Universities.

Maximum Class Size 18 (average 16)
Full or Part-time? Full-time
Times 09:15-10:45 & 11:15-12:45 Monday - Friday
13:45-15:15 Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
13:45-14:45 or 15:00-16:00 Wednesday
Hours per week 21
Dates 10 week course: Monday 26 June - Saturday 2 September 2017
6 week course: Monday 24 July – Saturday 2 September 2017
Non-teaching dates Bank Holidays (England) 28 August 2017
Location ELTC, 78 Hoyle Street.
And a range of University of Sheffield buildings on the main campus.
Rooms ELTC rooms: specifically designed language classrooms, equipped with audio-visual and computer technologies (interactive whiteboards).
Main campus: seminar rooms and lecture theatres situated in University departments, with AV and IT equipment such as computers, projectors and speakers.
Cost £285 per week as standard
Materials Free core text book
Free learning materials and handouts
Exam N/A - continuous assessment
Credits None
Certification N/A
Report Yes - provided at end of course.
Support All students are part of a tutor group and the first line of support is their tutor, who provides tutorials every week. These can be academic or pastoral in nature. All students have access to see our welfare officer and the counselling services available in the Students' Union and University.
Teachers’ Minimum Qualifications First Degree (or equivalent)
Diploma - level teaching qualification (or equivalent)
Accommodation In your offer letter email you will be directed to the University's accommodation service where you can apply for various types of accommodation at various prices. Other suggestions for accommodation can be found on the ELTC website
Leisure and Social Social programme organised and many activities included in price, but students have to pay an entrance fee of about £3-7 for some events, e.g. ice-skating or cinema and £5 for Saturday coach trips to places such as Manchester, York or Scarborough.
Financial Info Access to funds is determined when individual students apply and fees should be paid in full directly to the University within 2 weeks of arrival. Universities sending students who are part of a Study Group visit, are invoiced before they arrive. Students who do not complete their course can request for consideration of a refund per weekly amount, see terms and conditions.
Visa Info Course eligible for Tier 4 visas.
Accreditation The British Council
Application Process Online and paper-based.
Placement Test N/A
Further Information
Telephone +44 114 222 1780 (international)
0114 222 1780 (UK)
Fax N/A
Post English Language Teaching Centre
The University of Sheffield
78 Hoyle Street
S3 7LG
United Kingdom
Programme Director Paul O'Gara
Director of ELTC Richard Simpson