English language courses

English classes

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We run a programme of free, academic English language support classes for non-native speakers of English. Classes are run as (non-credit) modules in the Autumn and Spring terms.

Essex has a long history of welcoming and supporting international students. We understand that many students find the UK education system is different to what they are used to and require additional support to help make the most of their time here. We can help you settle into student life and, if needed, provide you with an additional period of academic or language study to help you meet your UK admission requirements.

Essex Pathways Department

Our Essex Pathways Department offers English language courses to support you before and throughout your studies. Our pre-sessional English language pathways are ideal if you need to improve your English before starting one of our courses. We offer various pre-sessional programmes based on your needs and English proficiency.

Talent Development Centre

Our Centre runs a programme of free Academic English language classes at our Colchester and Southend Campuses for international students who would like help to improve their English proficiency as they study.

Undergraduate routes

Undergraduate Routes

Our Essex Pathways Department offers one-year undergraduate pathways to help you improve your English and equip you with the academic skills and knowledge you need to enter higher education in the UK.

Postgraduate routes

Postgraduate routes

Our Essex Pathways Department offers an innovative series of Pre-Masters courses designed to help you develop the necessary academic skills and language proficiency you need study and succeed at postgraduate level.

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