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Northampton Business School's Pre-sessional academic English programme

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Pre-sessional Academic English

  1. 1. NorthamptonBusiness SchoolPre-sessional Academic English
  2. 2. Who is the Pre-sessional aCaDeMiC englishPrograMMe for?This programme is designed for those who do not meet the minimum English Languagerequirements for entry onto HND, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.On successful completion, students will meet the minimum English language level for entryonto courses at The University of Northampton.Modules have been designed to develop the intellectual abilities, study habits, language andcommunication skills essential for higher education in the UK.flexible struCtureOur programme is designed to be as flexible as possible. You study for as many (or as few)terms as you need to improve your English to the level needed for entry onto your chosenundergraduate or postgraduate degree. You can join at the beginning of any term, althoughthe best time to join depends on your entry level, your desired exit level (whether you wantto join an undergraduate or postgraduate degree), and when you wish to start your degree(postgraduate degrees have both September and January intakes). We are happy to adviseyou about the best time to join to meet your needs.entry levelMinimum entry level is IELTS 4.0 or equivalent. If you enter at this level you will usuallyneed to study for four terms to reach IELTS 6.0 for entry onto an undergraduate degree. Autumn term 3 Oct 2011 - 16 Dec 2011 (11 weeks) Flexible Start Date Spring term You are able to start the Summer term (2) 16 Jan 2012 - 30 Mar 2012 programme at the 16 Jul 2012 - 7 Sept 2012 (11 weeks) begining of any term which (8 weeks) is convenient with you Summer term (1) 23 April 2012 - 29 Jun 2012 (10 weeks)
  3. 3. rate of ProgressionEach term aims to improve your English by 0.5 IELTS points, although you shouldremember that different people will progress at different speeds.What suPPort Will you get?You will benefit from strong academic and personal support throughout the year to enableyou to cope with the transition from home to a very different academic and culturalenvironment. We see this as a very important part of the programme.Course ContentEach term you will study four modules: You will spend a minimum of 20 hours- Use of English per week in taught classes and you should- Reading and writing expect to spend at least a further 15 hours- Listening and speaking per week practicing your English and- Study skills and projects completing activities given by your tutor.feesAutumn, Spring, Summer term (1) are £2500 each or £6950 for all three.Summer term (2) is £1250
  4. 4. Northampton Business School is part of The University of Northampton and is based in amodern building set in 74 acres of attractive park and woodland. This combines the best ofa campus community with a rapidly growing town.With 35 years experience, Northampton Business School (NBS) is renowned for highquality teaching and research, supported by strong links with industry and commerce.Over seventy staff are able to draw on expertise for teaching, research and consultancyin: Accounting, Business Strategy, Economics, Human Resources Management,Information Sciences, Languages, Leisure Management, Management, and Marketing. NBShas over 3500 students including 1000 International students. We also employ our ownspecialist teachers in English who provide English Language tuition. Our Pre-sessionalAcademic English programme has been specially designed to prepare international studentsfor entry to higher education in Britain.Northampton is a large market town, centrallylocated just off the M1 Motorway and onthe main rail network between London andBirmingham. Journey time to London,Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, andCambridge is just one hour. Northampton isclose to all the major airports, with Heathrow,Gatwick, London (Luton) and Birmingham justan hour away. Birmingham Cambridge Northampton London OxfordNorthampton Business School International OfficeThe University of Northampton The University of NorthamptonPark Campus Park CampusBoughton Green Road Boughton Green RoadNorthampton NorthamptonNN2 7AL NN2 7ALUnited Kingdom United KingdomTelephone (+44)1604 892036 Telephone (+44)1604 735500Email Email