Wanting to study in the UK? There are so many English Language schools available to start you off on your journey. Whether you want to study at an English Language summer school, or complete your test at a test centre, there are a variety of fantastic options available.
Universities in general look for high English language standards, so you can make the most of your academic experience and have the language skills to cope with your studies. Different universities ask for different language exam scores.
If you’ve been accepted for a course, the university will tell you what exam passes you need before you start. If you haven’t applied to a UK university yet, the international or admissions office will be able to tell you what qualifications you need to kickstart your studies.
English Language Courses And Schools
Accredited English Language Exams
IELTS Academic is perhaps the most widely accepted and popular test for international students. Most people will take this test to support their application and study overseas, but you should still check your preferred university’s entry requirements before choosing any specific tests.
TOEFL®iBT is basically the American version of IELTS, although some universities might convert the score to IELTS. With an expiry date of 2 years you’ll need at least 80 points if you want to apply to most UK universities, but ideally over 90-100 for a more prestigious university. It’s accepted by more than 11,000 universities in over 150 countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Tests like The C1 Advanced are known as being much more difficult, but will last you a lifetime and have no expiry date! More than 9,000 educational institutions and government institutions all over the world accept the C1 advanced, as it’s proof of a high-level achievement in learning English.
English Language Schools in the UK
Language schools offer students a huge range of options from intensive week-long courses, to year-long programmes that even fit around a full-time job. It really is down to the preference of the student, and what works best for them!
EF have eleven English language schools across England in central locations with easy transport links. With fun activities to keep you busy and mixing with other students, you’ll have plenty of fun as well as working hard.
LSI Education have schools in several English locations including London, Cambridge and Brighton. You’ll be sure to make plenty of new friends and soak up some beautiful sites in these historically rich locations!
Prepare For Your English Language Exam In The UK
Sitting an accredited English Language Exam is a beneficial and necessary choice for international students coming to study in the UK. If you choose to attend a language school you’ll prepare and learn all the tips, tricks and keywords for your coming exam. We have plenty of perfect short-term accommodation options for students, whether you’re completing your time at a summer school or just need a few weeks. Choose between cosy independent living in our amazing studios, or mingle in a shared flats, the choice is yours!