Special courses for groups

Short course, english course (Bespoke duration)


Bespoke start date


Our tailored programmes will meet your chosen educational needs and help you to achieve targeted outcomes.

Full description

Course content

Our bespoke courses can include a range of English language or academic skills and we can be flexibility on the number of hours included in the programme and how it is organised.

Examples of provision are as follows - please note these are only samples and other options are available:

English language skills:
  • Fluency focus - speak better
  • Reading, listening and writing skills - developing core skills
  • Pronunciation focus - improving performance and confidence
  • Contemporary vocabulary - expanding range and updating your knowledge
  • Grammar practice - using language accurately
Academic skills:
  • Research & critical thinking skills
  • Expanding Academic Vocabulary (with reference to the Academic Word List)
  • Academic writing formats
  • Writing abstracts, accurate referencing and bibliographies
  • Note-taking skills
Teacher development:
  • Approaches and methodologies refresher for primary, secondary and HE
  • Working with technology and blended learning
  • Teaching CLIL for primary, secondary and HE
  • Expertise in EAP provision
  • Assessment and testing
Cultural Topics:
  • British class systems
  • UK politics: before and after Brexit
  • British cuisine
  • Customs and celebrations
  • British media and newspapers

Additional provision (visits, observations, specific experiential learning) can be included. We can also include a social programme with full or half day excursions to enhance your cultural experience in the UK while you study.

These are by agreement but can include the following:

Day Trips:
  • London
  • Warwick
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Oxford
Half day visits
  • Traditional cream tea in Grantchester
  • Ely city visit
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Tour/Punting in Cambridge
  • English heritage site

Download: Sample timetable for Contemporary Language

Course dates and fees

If you would like us to create a bespoke course for your organisation, please contact us at lsu_shortcourses to discuss your individual requirements.


We can include a certificate of attendance for all bespoke programmes. If you would also like formal assessment – formative or summative – or reports we can arrange this.

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.

Explore our Cambridge campus

We usually offer our bespoke courses at Cambridge but can also provide courses at other campuses as requested.  The course fee usually includes campus accommodation and we can also arrange a number of social activities in the city.  We can also incorporate some free time into the course to allow you time to explore the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge.

How to apply

If you would like more information on our bespoke courses please email us at lsu_shortcourse@anglia.ac.uk. Please can you put short course in the subject header so we can easily identify your request.

Entry requirements

To attend a short course in the UK you may need to apply apply for a Short Term Study Visa. We can only accept participants aged 18 or over onto a short course.

We can organise bespoke courses throughout the year (this can include summer or winter programmes). We request a minimum of 10 participants per group and for courses to run for a minimum of 2 weeks.