English Language Skills / English Language Extra

English course (From 4 weeks)


January 2018, February 2018, March 2018, May 2018, June 2018, July 2018, August 2018, September 2018, October 2018, November 2017


Our English Language Skills (General English) Course enables you to improve all aspects of your English language, whether you are looking to improve your English for the workplace, for further study, or to give you greater confidence in social situations.

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Full description

Course Content

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The English Language Skills course preparation class is a part time programme and comprises of three hours per week for 4, 8 or 12 weeks. You can do this as a standalone course or before an IELTS Preparation course, to improve your general English skills before targeted work on exam strategies.

The course will help you develop more effective English for work, study, global communication or general use whatever your context.

The course content includes the following:

  • Improving your accuracy and range of grammar
  • Developing vocabulary and word use
  • Writing better
  • Speaking with confidence
  • Improving clarity and confidence with pronunciation
  • Developing your reading and listening skills

During the course, you will participate in a range of activities and tasks that will enable you to work on all four skills using real life language. You will develop confidence in your use of authentic language and receive useful feedback that will help you improve each area of language as needed. The tutor will also set additional work for you to complete outside the lessons including online tasks. You will have access to our online learning materials in order to support you further and can also make use of our 24 hour library and computer suite.

This course is a good option if you wish to improve your English skills and level for proficiency exams such as the Cambridge First or Advanced Certificate.

English Language Skills course description

Course Dates and Fees

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Start date End date Number of weeks Course fee
16 November 2017 7 December 2017 4 weeks £225
11 January 2018 1 February 2018 4 weeks £240
8 February 2018  1 March 2018  4 weeks £240 
8 March 2018 29 March 2018 4 weeks £240
5 April 2018  26 April 2018  4 weeks  £240
3 May 2018 24 May 2018 4 weeks £240
31 May 2018 21 June 2018 4 weeks £240
28 June 2018  5 July 2018 4 weeks £240
12 July 2018 2 August 2018  4 weeks £240
9 August 2018 30 August 2018 4 weeks £240
6 September 2018 27 September 2018 4 weeks £240
4 October 2018 25 October 2018 4 weeks £240
1 November 2018  22 November 2018  4 weeks £240
29 November 2018 20 December 2018
4 weeks £240

The cost of the course includes the tuition fee and some course materials. The tuition fee does not include any text books. Before the start of the course we will send you a list of suitable text books for the course.

English Language Extra programmes cost £480. They can start on any of the above start dates, and include any three courses of English Language Skills or IELTS Preparation.

Pay for your course online.

4 weeks


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 please complete the application form and return this to lsu_shortcourses@anglia.ac.uk.

If you are unsure of your level please contact us and we can organise an entry test prior to your first class.

If you would like to take the English language Skills course as a stand-alone course we recommend that you take 8 or 12 weeks of English if you have IELTS 3.5-4.0 to achieve the best outcome.

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

Before the start of your programme we will send you instructions on registering for the course and your course timetable.

Entry requirements

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You should be aged 18 or over at the start of this course.

The English Language Skills course is suitable for anyone with a lower-intermediate level of English or above (IELTS 3.5 – IELTS 7.0). If you are unsure of your level please contact us and we can arrange an assessment.