English Language Skills / English Language Extra

English course (From 4 weeks)


January 2019, November 2019, October 2019, September 2019, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019, May 2019, June 2019, July 2019, August 2019


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.

Full description

Course content

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

Start date End date Number of weeks Course fee
10 January 2019 31 January 2019 4 weeks £240
7 February 2019 28 February 2019 4 weeks £240
7 March 2019 28 March 2019 4 weeks £240
4 April 2019 25 April 2019 4 weeks £240
2 May 2019 23 May 2019 4 weeks  £240
30 May 2019 20 June 2019 4 weeks £240
27 June 2019 18 July 2019 4 weeks £240
25 July 2019 15 August 2019 4 weeks £240
22 August 2019 12 September 2019 4 weeks £260
19 September 2019 10 October 2019 4 weeks £260
17 October 2019 7 November 2019 4 weeks £260
14 November 2019 5 December 2019 4 weeks £260

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.

English Language Extra programmes cost £480 for the 2018-19 academic year, and £520 for the 2019-20 academic year. 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

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

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.