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Access language development support, build your intercultural communication skills, take part in a language exchange or improve English before you start your main degree course.

Improve and develop your language skills

English language development

  • If you are a UAL student and a speaker of English as an additional language, you can access English development support while you study. The support includes: English tutorials, help with academic skills and English progress tests.

Intercultural and communication training

  • In partnership with many degree courses across the university, we provide workshops and online resources that develop your intercultural awareness and communication skills while you study at UAL.

Pre-sessional English courses

  • If you have an offer to study at UAL and need to improve your English before you start, you need our Pre-sessional English Courses. Our Pre-sessional and EPIC courses are BALEAP accredited.

Language Exchange

  • The UAL Language Exchange scheme is an opportunity is for you to practise a language you are interested in with another student in a relaxed and informal way.

English support for UAL students

  • Work by Yulin Sun, 2021
    Language development

    English language development and tutorials for UAL international students who are speakers of English as an additional language.

  • Work by Tianyue Cheng, 2020
    Academic English skills

    Join one of our Academic English classes for UAL students - or sign up to study a course online.

  • Work by Cheng-Lin Tsai, 2020
    English progress test

    The Progress Test is for current UAL students who want to progress to the next level of university study. It will help you achieve the IELTS equivalent score you need.


  • Workshops and online resources for UAL students

    To help develop your intercultural awareness and communication skills.

  • Image: Ernestine Chua, BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication UAL
    UAL language exchange scheme

    Opportunities to practice a language you're interested in with other students.

  • Colourful painting by Mo Zhou
    Pre-sessional English

    English language preparation courses for students with UAL course offers. Improve your English and develop study skills before your main course begins.

Find us

Language Centre
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EY

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