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The Language Centre
University of Leeds
The Language Centre, |
University of Leeds,
Leeds, LS2 9JT,
|Telephone||+44 (0)113 343 3251|
|Fax||+44 (0)113 343 3252|
General English Programme |
Academic English Pathway
Academic English Graduate Programme
Academic English for Business and Management Programme
Academic English Summer Pre-sessional Programme
InterComm Pre-sessional Programme
|Type of course||
General English Programme - English for everyday communication. Full and part-time options. |
Academic English Pathway - English language and academic preparation for the International Foundation Year and undergraduate studies. Full-time.
Academic English Graduate Programme - English language and academic preparation for postgraduate studies. Full-time.
Academic English for Business and Management Programme - English language and academic preparation for postgraduate studies in business and management programmes. Full-time.
Academic English Summer Pre-sessional Programme - English language and academic preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Full-time
InterComm Pre-sessional Programme - English language and academic preparation for postgraduate studies in Communication Studies and Journalism; Politics; Development Studies and related fields; Interpreting and Translation. Full-time
|Length of courses||
General English Programme – 5, 10, 21, 32 or 42 weeks |
Academic English Pathway – 10, 21 or 32 weeks
Academic English Graduate Programme - 10, 21 or 32 weeks
Academic English for Business and Management Programme – 6, 10 or 22 weeks
Academic English Summer Pre-sessional Programme – 6 or 10 weeks
InterComm Pre-sessional Programme - 6 weeks
|Class size||Normal maximum of 16 students per class|
(not including accommodation)
|Admission requirements|| General English Programme - IELTS 3.5; TOEFL iBT 40; TOEFL 400 (paper-based); CEF level A2 or above|
Academic English Pathway - IELTS 4.0; TOEFL iBT 57; TOEFL 490 (paper-based); CEF level B1 or above
Academic English Graduate Programme - IELTS 4.5; TOEFL iBT 60; TOEFL 497 (paper-based); CEF level B1 or above
Applications are assessed based on individual degree requirements and suitability for the Academic English Graduate Programme. IELTS 4.5 will not guarantee you a place on this course.
Academic English for Business and Management Programme -
Programme A: IELTS 5.5; TOEFL iBT 72; TOEFL 530 (paper-based); CEF level B2 or above
Programme B: IELTS 6.0; TOEFL iBT 83; TOEFL 550 (paper-based); CEF level B2 or above
Programme C: Entry requirements vary depending on academic programme. Please refer to our website for further details.
Academic English Summer Pre-sessional Programme - Entry requirements vary depending on academic programme. Please refer to our website for further details.
InterComm Pre-sessional Programme - IELTS 6.0 with not less than 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL iBT 83; TOEFL 560 (paper-based); CEF level B2 or above. Other requirements: Acceptance on a postgraduate programme in a relevant discipline
Students from over 100 different countries.|
Minimum age 18 years
|Contact person||Admissions Secretary|
The Language Centre is part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds. We have been providing high quality English and foreign language support and training in a friendly and academic environment since 1965.
The Language Centre offers an extensive range of English language programmes including:
• Year-round academic English programmes
• Year-round general English programmes
• English for specific purposes
• IELTS preparation
• Modules for undergraduate degree programmes
• Modules for the International Foundation Year (IFY)
• Professional teacher development programmes
• Specially-designed programmes
The University of Leeds is one of Britain’s top universities. It has been a centre for outstanding research and excellence in teaching since 1904. The University is ranked 14th in the UK (RAE 2008) for its research and is a member of the Russell Group, representing Britain’s top research-led universities.
The University of Leeds has over 32,000 full-time students and offers a diverse range of taught degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Each year over 5,000 international students study with us, representing over 100 countries. Throughout their study, all international students are given support by the International Student Office, as well as the Language Centre.
The University has a single campus on the edge of the city centre. It has an internationally acclaimed research library, as well as modern lecture theatres, a sports centre and one of the biggest Students’ Unions in the UK. University accommodation is offered to international students and is available on or close to the campus.
Leeds is one of the most important cities in the United Kingdom and has become the principal financial and legal centre outside London.
• a friendly, welcoming and diverse population
• a lower cost and higher standard of living than other British cities
• superb local, national and international transport links
• diverse arts and culture
• international sporting facilities and events
• excellent shopping and leisure activities
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