English and Communication Skills (+Exam Focus or +English Life Focus)

English course (2 weeks)


January 2018, February 2017, March 2017, July 2017, August 2017


Our English and Communication skills offers a flexible general English language course with a strong focus on communication skills and the opportunity to study in Cambridge and experience life in a UK university.

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Full description

Course Content

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The English and Communication Skills programme comprises of 15 hours of English language skills to build on your existing language skills and five hours following a specialist focus- either Exams or British Life.

English language

  • Enhancing fluency and confidence
  • Reading, listening and writing skills
  • Pronunciation focus
  • Developing vocabulary
  • Grammar practice- using language accurately

Specialist Subject areas

+ Exam Focus
+ British Life Focus

There will be an active social programme whichever focus you choose. This will include full- and half-day excursions to enhance your cultural experience in the UK. As well as afternoon/evening social activities to help develop your communication skills. Please note these are all weather dependent and we may include other activities on our winter programme.

Full/half-day visits may include:

  • London
  • Warwick
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Oxford
  • Brighton
  • Punting on the River cam/afternoon tea.

Afternoon/evening activities may include:

  • outdoor games
  • ice- skating (winter only)
  • football tournaments (students versus teachers)
  • pizza and movie night
  • quiz nights
  • Conversation Club.

Course Dates and Fees

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The course runs in both the winter and summer and you can choose from attending from 2-10 weeks of study (this includes options of 2/4/6/8/10, they must be continuous weeks).

Winter programme

Course Dates Tuition fee
(per two weeks)
Course start dates
Course 1 Monday 09/01/17 - Friday 20/01/17 840 Every Monday
Course 2 Monday 23/01/17 - Friday 03/02/17 840 Every Monday
Course 3 Monday 06/02/17 - Friday 17/02/17 840 Every Monday
Course 4 Monday 20/02/17 - Friday 03/03/17 840 Every Monday
Course 5 Monday 06/03/17 - Friday 17/03/17 840 Every Monday

Summer programme

Course Dates Tuition fee
(per two weeks)
Course start dates
Course 1 Monday 19/06/17 - Friday 30/06/17 840 Every Monday
Course 2 Monday 03/07/17 - Friday 14/07/17 840 Every Monday
Course 3 Monday 17/07/17 - Friday 28/07/17 840 Every Monday
Course 4 Monday 31/07/17 - Friday 11/08/17 840 Every Monday
Course 5 Monday 14/08/17 - Friday 25/08/17 840 Every Monday

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The course fee includes:

  • 15 hours of English language and communications skills
  • five hours of specialist seminars
  • weekly day trips and social activities (on and off campus)
  • free airport pick-up (all London airports).

The course does not include accommodation and meals. For the winter programme we can book homestay options (that can include breakfast or half board). For the summer programmes we book campus accommodation (this includes a shared kitchen) or homestay options.

Please note all accommodation options are subject to availability and we would recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible. For more information please email student-experience@anglia.ac.uk.


At the end of the course there is no formal assessment, but you will receive a certificate of attendance. You’ll also be invited to a leaving ceremony to celebrate the end of your course with your classmates and with our LSU staff.

Where you will study

Your department and faculty

We’re here to support your success during your academic life at Anglia Ruskin. We offer a wide-range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support and foreign languages. We provide a friendly supportive teaching environment, with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff that are dedicated to help you pursue your academic ambitions.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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How to apply

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To apply for this course you will need to complete the application form and email this to lsu@anglia.ac.uk

Once we have received your application form you will be sent an offer letter by email. You will need to return the acceptance slip included in the offer letter and pay for the English Language course fee in full.

Before the start of your course, we will send you a pre-arrival guide with information to help you prepare for visiting the UK and how to arrange your free airport pick-up.

Please note we will not be able to confirm your place on the English and Communication Skills course until we have received the acceptance slip from you and received full payment.  You can pay for your course online.  If you need to book accommodation you will need to pay for this in advance.

Entry requirements

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Your English should be at intermediate level or above. To join this course you may need to apply for a Short term study visa, if you are applying as an international student.