The Earlscliffe pre-sessional courses give students the opportunity to fully prepare for the next phase of their academic journey.
These pre-sessional courses provide the opportunity to improve language skills before starting the more demanding curriculum. Students are immersed in mainstream classes with an academic focus on the improvement of:
- Listening and speaking skills
- Reading and writing skills
- Developing good study skills
Students attend dedicated EAL classes to improve understanding.
We enrich students academic learning with a range of excursions during the pre-sessional course. In addition to getting to know the local area, they will also visit local points of interest, such as historic Canterbury, Dover Castle, Lympne Animal Reserve or the Battle of Britain Museum. Of course, this is in addition to visits to London (only 52 minutes away by direct train). We also expect students to participate in workshops and attend “guest speaker” seminars. Students are fully immersed in the UK culture during the pre-sessional – they will certainly have gained a good portfolio of experiences by the end of the course.