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    Our English for University Study (EfUS) is our most flexible English language course with three intakes per year and different course lengths to choose from. This course is perfect for you if you want to study English for a longer period of time or if you don’t yet meet the entry requirements for our Pre-sessional course. You do not need to have a degree offer from Manchester Met to study on this course.

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    View the Language Centre Brochure 2017-18

    To apply, download our Application Form

    English for University Study (EfUS) is designed to improve your English language ability in all four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) to the equivalent of IELTS 5.5 overall and start to prepare you for the academic skills you will need at university. Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress on to one of our Pre-sessional courses (usually the 10-week course). 

    You will have 21 hours of lessons per week, including Conversation Club, Reading Club and ICT Skills. You will also have a weekly Review class to help you identify which areas of your English need most improvement. Every week you will complete a short written task and progress test in class in order to highlight your progress; you will then discuss your progress in regular tutorials with your Personal Tutor.

    Conversation Club is an opportunity to improve your spoken fluency. You will have the opportunity to speak to native speakers on a variety of topics and in a more informal setting. You will also develop a range of useful conversational phrases to use in a variety of social settings – perfect practice for our Coffee Club and social programme activities. By the end of the course, you will be much more confident with your use of English, both in everyday situations and social interaction, as well as in an academic environment.

    You can join EfUS in October, January or April depending on your level of English now, and study for one, two or three terms. To apply, you will need to show us a valid academic IELTS certificate from a certified UKVI IELTS Centre. Successful completion of our EfUS and/or Pre-sessional courses will allow you to progress onto a Manchester Metropolitan degree programme (as long as you have met all other conditions) without needing to take another IELTS test.

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    arrow Course Dates 2017-2018


    Course Length Course Dates* IELTS Entry Level Course Fees **

    (Term 2)

    8 January 2018 - 16 March 2018

    Overall IELTS 4.5
    No skill less than 4.5



    * The University is closed on Public (national) Holidays; Monday 2nd April; Monday 7th May;

    ** Fees include all teaching and learning materials, exams, and a certificate. You also have full access to the
    University’s facilities, including the Library, IT and Sports Centre. Accommodation is not included. We also
    provide a social experience; some activities are at an extra cost.


    arrow Course Timetable

    This timetable shows how your EfUS course will be organised. Please note that individual classes might change.








    09:30 - 11:00am
    11:30 - 1:00pm

    Lexis and Grammar Development

    Reading & Speaking

    Speaking & Listening

    Study & Writing Skills


    Weekly Review

    Lunch Break

    2:00pm   -      3:00pm


    Report Writing
    (Term 1)
    Reading Club
    (Terms 2 & 3)

    Online Independent Study

    Reading Club
    (Term 1)
    Skills in Context
    (Terms 2 & 3)

    ICT Club

    3.00pm   -      4:00pm


    Independent Study Time, Homework & Social Programme

    4:00pm  -      5:00pm

    Independent Study Time, Homework & Social Programme


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