Academic English

Academic English provides the fastest and most effective route for you to reach the required English language level for entry to an INTO City preparation programme, or further academic study elsewhere.

Choose to study on campus or online. You'll study the same programme, with the same teachers. The only differences are that English language entry requirements start from IELTS 4.0 for online study, there are 25 learning hours instead of 30 learning hours on campus, and that no visa is required to study online. Find out more about online Academic English.

Please note that students needing to improve their English language before entering a degree programme at City, University of London should take Pre-sessional English instead. Academic English will not be accepted.

Ready to get your future on track? Study overseas with INTO in March or April and you can progress to university as early as September 2022.

Our six-month university pathway programs - designed for students with a higher level of English - will help you start your degree sooner.

You'll also save time and money with a shorter program - and applying for a Standard Visitor visa is easier.

Course features

  • As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students who completed a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress.
  • Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development.
  • Tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored.
  • Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes.

You will:

  • develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and learn to communicate effectively in English
  • grow your vocabulary through discussion on current affairs
  • study real-world subjects to make learning come alive
  • learn to express your opinions and challenge the ideas of others
  • learn how to give presentations and write academic essays
  • access dedicated teaching and online resources through a virtual learning environment (VLE)
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Intensive preparation to help you improve your English language level in either 10 or 16 weeks. Each course is a minimum of 10 or 16 teaching weeks, which may spread over 11 or 17 calendar weeks to include induction and reading days.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.


Dates and prices

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Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Intensive preparation to help you improve your English language level in either 10 or 16 weeks. Each course is a minimum of 10 or 16 teaching weeks, which may spread over 11 or 17 calendar weeks to include induction and reading days.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
21 July 2022 9 December 2022 16 Weeks
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GBP £7,090
19 September 2022 9 December 2022 1 Term
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GBP £4,550

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Intensive preparation to help you improve your English language level in either 10 or 16 weeks. Each course is a minimum of 10 or 16 teaching weeks, which may spread over 11 or 17 calendar weeks to include induction and reading days.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 July 2024 6 December 2024 16 Weeks
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Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
21 July 2022 9 December 2022 16 Weeks
View Term dates
GBP £7,090
19 September 2022 9 December 2022 1 Term
View Term dates
GBP £4,550

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 3.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

You must also meet the minimum age requirements for your chosen academic programme. Please contact INTO Admissions for further information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 July 2024 6 December 2024 16 Weeks
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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