Academic Study Preparation 


Who is this course for?

Students aged 13-16 who are preparing to study in an English-speaking country and want to understand the academic demands and expectations of UK boarding schools and universities. Students will learn how to write essays, analyse academic texts, think critically and speak in class with confidence.  


Course content

The course is designed to inspire and prepare students for school and higher education in English. There is a clear focus on academic writing and the teachers will cover a wide range of topics to help learners research, take notes and develop their academic English.

Students will also explore the culture and expectations of a UK-based institution and develop their critical thinking skills. This course also focuses on 21st-century skills – helping students communicate effectively and find their voice in English. There will also be an emphasis on autonomous learning: teaching students how to continue their studies independently.   


Learning outcomes 

  • Discuss and debate a wide range of topics to improve spoken fluency and accuracy 
  • Listen to talks and lectures and explore strategies for note-taking 
  • Read a wide range of academic texts such as essays and reports 
  • Expand and explore the knowledge of academic vocabulary 
  • Be given tailored feedback on academic written English. 

Technical requirements

  • Laptop or computer with a web camera and audio capabilities (preferable), or a modern smartphone
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Zoom software (free for you and we will send you a guide on how to download it)


Safe online environment 

IH London Online Courses British Council

Students can learn English, have fun, boost their confidence, all within the safety of their home. All our teachers are DBS checked, classrooms are password protected, teachers control access to the classroom, and all students need to officially register with IH London to gain access.


Live online classes with our qualified teachers

The lessons are live and interactive, with fun activities and group work with other students. All your child needs is a laptop, tablet or phone. There is also an online social programme included with every course.


Keep busy minds learning and socialising safely

Online social programme included FREE with all our online young learner courses.

View the guide

Young Learner online learning video

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

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Course price

Academic Study Preparation - AM