Female student studying.

Professional course

English Language and Academic Culture

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Arts and Cultural Industries
Two weeks, starting September.
Study abroad:
Course director:
David Phelan

Page last updated 21 September 2017


This two week course gives the perfect introduction to studying at UWE. Students who have already been accepted on a course at UWE can spend the two weeks immediately before term starts, practising their English Language skills. You will become comfortable and confident with your English and improve your performance in seminars and lectures.

The course will also help you feel at home and settled at the University, so that when term starts, you will know your way around. You will improve your social English so that you will integrate with ease into UK society, and have a happy and productive time studying in the UK.

Details of accommodation will be sent once your application has been accepted.



  • You will receive 45 hours intensive English Language practice
  • You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced language teachers
  • You will receive information about Bristol and the University environment

The course will:

  • Help with listening to lectures
  • Help with writing academic essays and reports
  • Help with fluency, so that participating in seminars becomes easier
  • Enable you to increase your confidence in an English-speaking environment before your course starts, and to develop your social English skills.

Study time

The course involves a total of 45 hours of teaching.


Study facilities

You will be able to take advantage of the University's excellent study facilities. These include a modern, well-stocked library with its wide choice of course books, audio and video material, satellite TV, internet access and a multimedia laboratory.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

English Language and Academic Culture (ELAC) two week intensive 2017

Start DateEnd DateDurationPrice
29 August 20178 September 20172 weeksFree for applicants with required IELTS score for their main course.

English Language and Academic Culture (ELAC) two week intensive 2018

Start DateEnd DateDurationPrice
28 August 20187 September 20182 weeksFree for applicants with required IELTS score for their main course.

How to apply

How to apply

Please send your full name, application number and the name of the programme you will be studying to Admissions@uwe.ac.uk to register for the course.

Extra information


As a Pre-sessional student you can apply for UWE managed summer accommodation, however we cannot guarantee that there will be availability. We can provide assistance in finding private accommodation if needed. More information is available on UWE accommodation web pages.

Course dates:

From 30 August to the 9 September 2016.

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