Summer English Language and Academic Subject Courses in London
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If you are an international student and want to study academic English in London, then come to IFCELS at SOAS. Take a look at the IFCELS Summer Course 2014 Brochure (pdf; 13mb)
We offer a range of summer courses for English language development and introductions to academic subjects too. These courses are a great introduction to studying at an English speaking university.
You will need to be at least 17 years of age to apply. Normally you will need to have graduated from High School, but in exceptional circumstances we can consider 17 year olds with one year of High School remaining
All courses consist of 18 teaching hours per week and are taught in the daytime between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Look and see what it is like to be on the summer programme!
Look and see what it is like to be on the summer programme
Subject Based Summer Courses with English Language Support
- Art of the World In London
- Environment & Development
- Politics & Development
- International Relations
- Introduction to the Media
- Global Business Studies
- Global Business Strategy
- World Literature in London
English language requirements for students choosing subject courses:
Students will need at least an intermediate level of English in order to understand the lectures, which are delivered at undergraduate level, and to engage in lively discussion in the seminars and tutorials
Academic English Summer Courses
- English Language Skills Summer Course
- Intermediate Reading and Writing Summer Course
- Advanced Reading and Writing Summer Course
The Summer Programme is intended for students with at least a pre-intermediate level of English and is not suitable for beginners or students with elementary level English. The English courses are offered at different levels, from pre-intermediate to advanced.
Tuition fees 2015:
3 weeks (1 block) 1220 GBP
6 weeks (2 blocks) 2370 GBP
9 weeks (3 blocks) 3450 GBP
The reduced fees for multiple blocks above are available for 2 or 3 blocks booked at the same time. The fee for any additional blocks booked after the initial application will be £1220 for one extra block and £2370 for two.
We recommend you apply early, especially if you want accommodation in the SOAS Halls of Residence.
You will be sent an invoice for the course fees when you have accepted the offer of a place on the course. A letter of registration will be provided for visa purposes when you have paid the full fees. Please note that refunds of accommodation and course fees are made only at the discretion of SOAS.
700 GBP per 3 week block:
Self catering accommodation is available in the SOAS Hall of Residence (Dinwiddy House) within easy walking distance of the Russell Square campus, where the teaching takes place. You will have a single room with private shower and toilet; shared cooking and laundry facilities are available. All rooms have complementary wireless internet access.
All Summer students will be accommodated in Dinwiddy House with the exception of the below (who will be accommodated in either Dinwiddy House or Paul Robeson House)-
Programme Programme Dates
Summer Block 3 24th August - 11th September
Move in Date & time Departing date & time
Sunday 23rd August (2pm) Saturday 12th September (10:00 am)
Please fill in the
- Summer 2015 online application form , OR the
- Summer Course 2015 Application form (Word Version) (msword; 165kb) application form which you can then send as an attachment to: email@example.com OR
- print off the
Summer: Application Form 2015 (pdf; 173kb)
and post it to:
Head of Department International Foundation Courses & English Language Studies (IFCELS)
SOAS (University of London)
23/24 Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Please ensure you include a copy of any current or past student visa with your application so we can check that you are eligible to study.