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Pre-Sessional and In-Sessional English

Pre-sessional English

The Warwick Pre-Sessional English courses are academic English language and study skills programmes which aim to prepare students linguistically and culturally for their future degree studies. The courses are for students whose first language is not English and who have an offer to study for a degree at the University of Warwick, which is conditional on meeting the English language requirements. The Pre-Sessional English courses focus on the specific academic language and study skills that students will need in order to follow and engage in their future degree subject.

There is no formal award for these courses - successful completion of the course will allow students to meet the English language condition of their main course offer.

Our 2022 Pre-sessional English course offering is now available and open for applications.

In-sessional English

In-sessional English classes are additional academic English language classes for international students who are already studying for a degree at the University of Warwick.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students in any department are eligible to attend the classes, with priority being given to those for whom classes are specifically recommended. Some academic departments may want to arrange specialist in-sessional classes for their students; anyone wishing to know if this is possible should contact Natalie Sharpling directly for further advice.

Classes are not suitable for near-native speakers or very advanced students of English.

We also offer a number of workshops for students in the first few weeks of the academic year. You can find out more about in-sessional English here (users must be signed in with a email address).