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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Advanced Reading and Writing

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



3-weeks (1 block) course £1,220 GBP,

6 weeks (2 blocks) course £2,370 GBP

9 weeks (3 blocks) course £3,450 GBP


per 3 week £700 GBP

We recommend you apply early, especially if you want accommodation in the SOAS Halls of Residence. 


Block 1 - No accommodation available

Block 2 - Very limited number of rooms available

Block 3 - Good availability

Blocks 1+2 together No rooms available

Blocks 1+2+3  together - No rooms available

Blocks 2+3 together - No rooms available


You will be sent an invoice and receipt for the course fees when you have accepted the offer and paid for your place on the course. A letter of registration will also be provided for visa purposes when you have paid the full fees. Refunds of accommodation and course fees are only made at the discretion of SOAS in exceptional circumstances.

If you have any queries, please email summer@soas.ac.uk


Please fill in the Summer 2015 online application form or print off the Summer: Application Form 2015 (pdf; 174kb) 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 send a scanned copy of the photo/issue page of your passport with the application

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