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What are short courses?

Short courses are bespoke training programmes for individuals or educational institutions from around the world. Our courses specialise in English Language Development, teacher-training and intercultural training for students and professionals.

 What types of short courses do you run?

We have a range of course types (in-person and online) which can be tailored to the needs of the individuals in terms of content and programme duration. These include:

In-person programmes

Online programmes

 How do I book an in-person short course?

There is a booking link on each programme webpage, please follow the link and you will be asked to fill in a short form to book your place. If we don't have any current dates advertised for a programme, please register your interest here and we will let you know when we open bookings for future dates.

How do I book an online short course?

Please follow the link below to apply for the program of your choice. You will be prompted to complete a brief form and make a payment to secure your spot.

 How much is an in person short course and what does this include?

Each short course differs in content and duration and therefore the cost is reflective of this. You will find the cost on the programme webpages, and this includes:

  • Accommodation - Could be within homestay, on or off campus accommodation (dependent on course).
  • Bus pass for travel around the local area (if staying in homestay accommodation)
  • Full registration as a Warwick student with access to all campus facilities
  • Welcome and Celebration end of programme meal
  • Cultural trips to places of interest in the UK, such as London, Oxford, Warwick Castle and/or Stratford Upon Avon
  • Social events such as pub quizzes, sports days and games nights (for student courses only)
  • University of Warwick completion certificate

Do you have Terms and Conditions for your in person courses?

Yes here are our standard T&C's for programmes including accommodation.

What is included in an online course?

Our online course TEAP is 10 weeks and includes 6 hours per week of teaching, consisting of 1½ hour interactive seminar, 1 hour of group live tutorials and 3½ hours of online learning materials. It is not an accredited course, but you receive a certificate of completion at the end.

Homestay Accommodation

What is homestay accommodation?

Homestay accommodation is our flagship accommodation offer and is managed by the short courses team. There are huge benefits of choosing this option as it provides students with an excellent way to practice and improve their language and communication skills whilst also finding out how families live in the UK. Hosts vary from those with young families to retired hosts, but all of our hosts are very experienced in providing a warm, comfortable home-from-home experience.

 What does homestay accommodation include?

Homestay includes the following:

  • Staying with a British family for a cultural experience
  • Your own private room
  • Half Board meals in the week (to include breakfast and an evening meal)
  • Full board meals at the weekend (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bed linen and towels provided.
  • An experience of a lifetime!

 How do I get allocated to a homestay host?

Our Accommodation Manager will ask you to fill in a homestay form to ask you about your interests and preferences, and following this you will be carefully matched to a local family. Please note, we only have a certain amount of homestay accommodation available and we may offer you on or off campus accommodation if we do not have the capacity.

What will the living arrangements be with a homestay host?

You will have your own bedroom and access to a shared bathroom. The cost of electricity and gas is very high in the UK and hosts do not leave their heating on 24 hours a day. Please bring warm clothing with you if you are visiting in the autumn and winter months (October-March).

What food will the homestay host cook?

Your host will cook a range of food to include meat, fish, and vegetables. If you do not like a particular food or have any allergies, please let your host know about this.

Will my homestay family want to chat with me?

Yes, your homestay family will be very excited to have conversations with you. They will ask you lots of questions and will be happy to answer your questions. They will ask you about your family and your interests, so don’t be embarrassed to talk with them. The more conversations you have, the more your English will improve.

On Campus Accommodation

What does on campus accommodation include?

Students can experience life as a Warwick student and stay in our campus halls of residences. This is a self catering option and you will be placed in flats with students from your programme and cook your own meals. Students will have an individual room with shared bathrooms, shared kitchens, social space and wifi.

Your on-campus accommodation includes:

  • Irons and ironing boards in Kitchen
  • Duvet, bottom sheet and two pillows on bed
  • One kitchen available per flat
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in the Kitchen
  • Daily communal areas cleaning
  • Weekly bedroom & bathroom clean, to include towel and linen change

Please visit our accommodation webpages to view our students halls of residences Undergraduate Residences 2023 | Warwick Accommodation

Are bed linen and towels provided in on campus accommodation?

Bed linen will be provided, however unfortunately we cannot provide towels and you must bring these with you.

Should we bring our own kitchen equipment to cook meals in on campus accommodation?

Basic kitchen equipment will be provided however if there is anything specific you like to use to cook, please bring this with you. Our kitchen pack includes plates, bowls, cups, mugs and cutlery. We will also provide shared cooking equipment such as sauces pans and frying pans/woks. You will be required to return the pack at the end of the course to the Student Support Team. All kitchens include a fridge, oven/cooker and cupboard space. Please visit here to see a typical kitchen on campus Arthur Vick Halls of Residence 2023 | Warwick Accommodation

Will I have to cook for myself?

There will be a shared kitchen in your campus block where you can cook for yourself. You can buy food at supermarkets that are located very close to the university, which include Aldi and Tesco.

Will I be living with other students?

Yes, you will be living with other students from the University of Warwick, which allows the you to know what is going on in the campus and be part of it. We strongly believe that learning about different types of people with various backgrounds can be an opportunity for the student to develop a more balanced world view.