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Durham University Language Centre:
Durham University is a world-class university situated in New Elvet, Durham, North East England, 42 miles (68 Kilometers) south of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Language Centre offers year long courses in English language proficiency for students hoping to progress to university courses: a lower level Preparatory English Course and a higher level Certificate in English and Academic Study. These courses equip international students for study in Durham and other UK Institutions, concentrating on improving not only academic English language skills but also wider study, research and academic culture skills.

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This programme is focused on preparing students for academic study but also provides general English study and is therefore suitable for prospective undergraduate/postgraduate students and for non-native speakers living in the UK. The course runs all year round, but there are three points of entry and exit in the year: October - December, January - March and April - June. The course is divided into three terms. Each term is nine and a half weeks long and follows the academic terms of Durham University.

The course covers all aspects of English language development both in terms of the language needed for students to cope with academic study and life in the UK, the content and research methods required in preparation for academic study and other essential aspects of British life and culture both within and outside the institution. With its focus on research and study skills, it is an excellent preparatory course for those wishing to improve their aPhoto of Academic English Courses in Englandcademic English and refine their skills before they enter onto their further studies.

The course mainly provides language and literacy training to international students wishing to join academic programmes at universities in the UK, including Durham University, and therefore it is most applicable for any student whose goal is to study in the UK. However, as it is organized into different levels and accepts students with low English language competency, this course is also beneficial for those who simply want to improve their English language and literacy in general terms. For example, it can be useful for dependents who are accompanying students studying either on this programme or any other course within Durham University who wish to improve their English at a general level.

A typical student would include someone who is looking to join or has already been accepted on the following academic courses:

* undergraduate or Foundation courses: eg BS, BSc in Arts, SocialImage of Academic English Courses in England Science, Science, Business, Law, Economics
* postgraduate courses: eg MA, Msc, PhD in Arts, Social Science, Science, Business, Law, Economics

Students who are specifically looking to join this programme to improve their academic English may already have conditional or unconditional offers for any of the courses above. However, this is not essential, they may be looking to apply to one of these courses in the near future. Students may progress directly to departments from this course without necessarily having to do a pre-sessional or foundation pre-sessional course if they achieve the grades they need.

Who is this course for?
* Students who are intending to study for a postgraduate degree at Durham University or other UK institution
* Students who have an offer letter that allows them to study at postgraduate level if they have taken an Academic English course or attended a summer Pre-sessional course
* Students who are intending to study forPhotos of Durham University Language Centre an undergraduate degree at Durham University or other UK institution
* Students who wish to go onto foundation courses within this University or other UK institution
* Students who are living in the UK and wish to improve their general English language and literacy levels

Entry Level Breakdown
The course is divided into three levels, Level 3 being the highest level and Level 1 the lowest. The levels roughly translate into three ability levels which we grade according to an IELTS score or equivalent.

Students are put into levels according to their overall English language ability and then have the possibility of progressing through the levels, one level per 1-2 terms depending on their ability, where they begin and their own competency.

MBA Pre-Sessional
Open to students holding an appropriate conditional offer for the Durham University MBA programme. Students with unconditional offers also attend this programme.
Course Content

10/12 Week Pre-MBA Programme: Designed for those students who need to develop both their general academic English and academic Business English skills before they are able to enter the MBA programme. Students study academic and Business English over a period of 6/8 weeks and then join the 4 week Pre-MBA. Course components include:

* Developing Written Accuracy
* Writing Academic Essays and Assignments
* Giving Effective Presentations
* Grammar and Vocabulary Development
* Reading Skills and Strategies
* Lecture Listening Skills and Strategies

4-Week Pre-MBA Programme: Focuses exclusively on developing the academic language and literacy skills and knowledge required for the MBA programme. All language study is built around business tasks, topics and business texts. Course components include:

* Writing Business Case and other Reports
* Academic Business Vocabulary Development
* Language and Skills for MBA Seminars and Syndicate Groups
* Skills and Strategies for Effective Presentation
* Dissertation Writing and Research Skills
* Listening and Note-taking Skills

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Kaplan International Colleges London - Leicester Square
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At Kaplan International Colleges we have been committed to offering high quality education and student welfare since 1967. We now have over 40 schools in some of the most attractive destinations around the world. In 2007, 93% of our students said they would recommend Kaplan International Colleges London Leicester Square to their friends & family. Our English school in central London is housed in a modern building in central London, between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.

Our wide range of courses includes a variety of English courses, and exam preparation courses. Join our English school in London and advance your academic or professional career today. Personalise your English course through electives and supplementary structured study sessions to match your goals. 

Our English courses in London are ideal for students of all levels, with short and long term English courses of various levels of intensity starting every week of the year. Our two schools in London are accredited by the British Council and are active members of English UK, the association of recognised English language schools.
Quality English Language Education:
- Vacation English course
- General English course
- Intensive English course
- Business English for professionals
- IELTS Test Preparation 
- TOEFL and Academic English
- Cambridge ESOL exam preparation

Work and Study Program:
- Paid Work and Study
Scanbrit School Of English
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Scanbrit School of English was established in 1956 and is recognised by the British Council. It is situated in the major south coast resort of Bournemouth (only 2 hours from London by public transport). We have a wide range of English language courses for young adults and adults. These programmes cover; general English, exam courses including Cambridge FCE exam preparation and IELTS, academic programmes and individual tuition. Students can study throughout the year on short intensive courses or long courses or tailor-made one-to-one programmes.

We offer three centres all within 200 metres of each other all only 150 metres from the sandy beach in a pleasant safe residential suburb with several nearby sporting facilities including golf, tennis, horse riding, sailing and windsurfing. We maintain a pass rate in excess of 75% in the Cambridge EFL examinations.
Intensive English Courses:

- Beginners to Advanced
- Cambridge Examination Preparation (FCE)
- IELTS Examination Preparation
- Individual Tuition
- Summer Programme for Young Learners (14 - 17 years old)
HELLO! Learn English in the Heart of England
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Welcome to HELLO! Learning English in the heart of England - where better to study English? We are a family-based English learning homestay located in South Birmingham (approximately 110 miles from London) in the West Midlands region of the UK.

We offer experienced professional English teaching to students of all ages, from 14 upwards, with courses that are personalised to suit your needs. We offer short-stay intensive weekend courses or longer stays of one or two weeks. Tuition is designed to suit any level from basic conversation to Cambridge certificate courses. All of our teaching is done 1:1 by experienced teachers.

Our homestay programme provides offers a full-immersion English learning experience in our friendly welcoming home - you will be treated as part of the family during your stay, so will be able to practise your English all the time in a safe and supportive environment.
- Family-based English learning homestay programme which includes private English lessons designed to meet your individual needs. We cater for students aged 14 and upwards, with special care options for our younger students.
Amity English School, London
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Learn English in South West London with Amity English School - a department of Amity College! Conveniently situated in the heart of world-famous Wimbledon, we provide English language courses to adult students from around the world. 

Offering full-time and part-time study options, we teach students of all levels - from complete beginner to advanced (A1 to C1). Morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available.

Our English courses are taught by professional tutors in a fun international environment. All of our tutors are qualified, and have practical experience in teaching English as a second language.

At Amity English School, we put our students first. We organise our English courses specifically so that each individual gets full support during their course.

Our aim is to provide quality services and facilities to complement the teaching and learning process.

Students at Amity English School come from all over the world, representing over 75 different nationalities. Our students have rated our courses and professors highly, and our good exam pass rate also illustrates the quality of our training.
English Courses for Adults:

• General English courses
• Intensive / Semi-Intensive English 
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• Cambridge Exam Preparation for Preparation for PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC
• IELTS Test Preparation 
• Business English for working professionals & company executives
• Conversation & Pronunciation classes
• One-to-One / Private English lessons
• Evening English classes
• English Grammar classes
• English Summer & Winter Schools

Choose from full-time & part-time study options, with morning, afternoon & evening classes available.
Oxford Elite in London and Oxford
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Oxford Elite provides English language courses for international professionals from the Business, Diplomacy and Legal worlds. The tutors are highly skilled, often Oxbridge educated and the courses offer the flexibility that is essential to develop English language communications skills.

Our clients are specialists - professionals and diplomats who need to significantly improve their English effectively and quickly. They are busy, successful achievers who join us often speaking more than one language and today need to feel at ease when speaking English.

We will always invest the time to talk through your exact requirements and specifically define your needs. And when your tuition is over, we want you to leave totally satisfied and we will do everything we can to achieve this - that’s a promise!

Oxford Elite operates in association with OISE London & Oxford who have been accredited by the British Council and EnglishUK. The British Government has approved the school as a Tier 4 sponsor to provide visa application letters.

Accommodation options include Homestay with an English family, hotel and Bed & Breakfast in London or Oxford.
- General English course
- Business English course
- English for Diplomats & Ambassadors
- English for Lawyers
- Homestay with an English family for mature students of mid-20's minimum age, and anyone older (No maximum age).
Heritage English Homestay Courses
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Heritage English is an English language school located on the south coast of England that offers one-to-one or small group homestay English courses for students from around the world.

We are based in Lymington in Hampshire, approximately 25 km east of Bournemouth and 17 km south-west of Southampton.

We combine top professional teaching standards customised to your needs, with a quality homestay. Live in a friendly, comfortable, caring family environment, and speak / listen to and learn English from morning to night.

Heritage English provides Business English immersion, one-to-one or small group intensive English courses at very competitive inclusive rates.

Our past students have come from a wide range of industries, including banking, airlines and manufacturing, among many others.

The combination of intensive formal one-to-one lessons combined with the daily conversation practice out of lessons is what we call “total immersion”. There is a wide range of sporting and leisure activities that students can combine with their homestay course.

Our directors are fully Cambridge qualified, and have a wide experience of hosting and teaching students of all ages and levels of English.
- English homestay courses for individual students / small groups

- Business English total immersion courses for professionals

- Academic English homestay courses

- Exam preparation homestay courses for students preparing for TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE & CPE exams
- English language homestay courses for young learners

Sports activities include Golf, Tennis, Horse Riding, Sailing, Surfing, Canoeing / Kayaking, Windsurfing, Rock climbing, Cycling, Swimming, and more.