What do I learn?
You will study for 16 hours per week of general and academic English (subject to your level) including one hour of individual/group tutorial. You will work on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. There is an excursion per term. Free study materials.
Your learning cover the following main areas:
• You will work on your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
• Improve your pronunciation and increase your vocabulary
• Revise and extend your knowledge of English grammar
• Studies in English culture
• Computer-based language learning
What do I gain?
You will gain a college certificate.
You will have the opportunity to prepare for IELTS or Cambridge examinations, subject to your level.
What do I need?
Tier 4 Student Visa – Your English will need to be at B1 (IELTS 4.0 or equivalent in each discipline) and you will need evidence of your English level to satisfy the UKBA.
Student Visitor/Extended Student Visitor Visa – You can join the full time English programme even if your level of English is below IELTS 4.0.
The Extended Student visa currently permits students to come and study for a full academic year (max 11 months for English only).
You must be aged 18 or over to study on this course.
What can I do next?
Many students complete their English course and then join our A-Levels or International Foundation Programme for university.
Others go on to study for a Bachelor’s or Masters degree at a British university. You will be given good support to move on. We have excellent links with universities and we are an Associate College Partner to Oxford Brookes University.
What else do I need to know?
Maximum class size - 20
Minimum age - 18
Hours per week - 16
Reading College, Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4HJ, UK
Telephone:+44 118 955 4300
Or on the web at: www.reading-college.ac.uk/international/international-courses