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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Advanced Reading and Writing Course

Academic English Summer Course


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This course is a 3 week programme for students at postgraduate level who already have an upper- intermediate level of English, (at around IELTS 6.5) but who wish to improve their Academic reading and writing skills.

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Email: summer@soas.ac.uk

English language requirements: Minimum entry level: Upper Intermediate IELT S 6.5 / TOEFL IBT 95


Students on this course will develop their reading and critical thinking skills. They will also focus on the extended writing process, where they are encouraged to plan, draft and redraft their work.

The work done in the areas of reading and writing skills is closely inter-related. individual tutorial sessions are included in the writing classes to address particular problem areas.

How to Apply


Tuition per 3-week course £ 1150
Accommodation per 3 week course (room only, self catering) £700
We recommend you apply early if you want accommodation in SOAS Halls of Residence.
You must complete and send back the acceptance form, and  pay online as soon possible. An online receipt will be produced when you use the online payment system.
Refunds of accommodation and course fees are made only at the discretion of SOAS.


Please fill in the Summer 2015 online application form 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

Pre-Course Information

A Student's Perspective

When I actually started my studies on the foundation course at SOAS, it confirmed in my mind that I had made a very good choice.

Sare Demir