Get the academic skills you need for university.


Who is this course for?

Students who want to learn and prepare for the academic culture of a university in the UK. This course can be booked separately or combined with any General English afternoon course.


Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Understand the academic demands and expectations of university and college courses
  • Use a range of key vocabulary and language for an academic context
  • Write extended essays and assignments based on research and reading
  • Think critically and express your opinions in both written and spoken English.


Course content

  • The course is designed to inspire and prepare you for higher education.
  • There is a clear focus on academic writing and the teachers will cover a wide range of topics to help you research, take notes and develop your academic English.
  • Discuss and debate a wide range of topics to improve your fluency and accuracy.
  • Listen to talks and lectures.
  • Read a wide range of academic texts such as articles, essays and reports.
  • Develop your range of academic language.

One of the best things that I like about the school is the teachers. They are all kind and really good at teaching. They really care about students.

Sukyung Kim, Korea

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  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Chapter Kings Cross IH London accommodation

Chapter Kings Cross

£415 per week*

Close to the central King’s Cross St Pancras train station, Chapter was completely refurbished in 2017 and has great modern facilities. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, cinema room, games area with table tennis, pool table and table football, study areas, social spaces and courtyard.

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Accommodation Homestay


From £195 per week

Live with an English-speaking host and be welcomed as if it were your own home. Practise your English over meal times and immerse yourself in British culture. Single or twin (if booked with another student) with shared or private bathroom options. Option to have breakfast and evening meals made for you.

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Accommodation The Curve

The Curve

£320* per week

Located in Whitechapel, a vibrant part of East London, close to Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market. The area hosted the 2012 Olympics and has many bars, restaurants and independent shops. Studio with private bathroom and kitchenette. On-site gym, on-site supermarket, communal lounges and leisure spaces, dedicated study areas, and bike storage. The Curve is available only until August 2019.

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Your home in London. We have a range of London accommodation options, including homestay with a host, one of our modern student residences or a boutique-style guest house.

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Why study with us?

We are in the top 1% of UK language schools, judged by the latest British Council inspections, and we have been named best value school in London.

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