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Our art and design focused English Language Preparation (ELP) courses help prepare you for further study, work within the creative industries, or prepare for your next academic IELTS exam.

Our English Language Preparation courses

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    English for the Creative Industries

    Study English for the creative industries at UAL in London. Improve your English while studying topics like: creative industries, design, fashion, art, photography, communications, architecture, London life and British culture.

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    UAL Summer English

    Study English in London for summer 2022.

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    IELTS Online

    Join our 4 week online IELTS preparation course. Prepare for your next IELTS exam, improve your IELTS score, take practice IELTS exams and choose which IELTS skills to focus on.

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    English for the Creative Industries (online)

    Study English for the creative industries online.

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    Language Centre social activities and welfare

    All the information you need about studying with us, including: accommodation, social events, welfare and tips for living in London.

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    Your English language level

    Check your level of English

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    Customised English Courses for Groups

    Our customised group courses are flexible to meet your needs. We will work with you to design an English course created especially for your students.

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    How to apply

    Our step-by-step guide to the application process.

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Pre-sessional English

If you have a conditional or unconditional offer to study at University of the Arts London (UAL) and need to improve your English, our Pre-sessional courses can help you.

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    Pre-sessional English

    Pre-sessional English prepares you for your main academic course at UAL. You will improve your language skills in London, experience academic life at UAL and learn about British culture.

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    25 Week Pre-sessional

    Choose our 25 week Pre-sessional course if you have a conditional offer for a UAL undergraduate or postgraduate course and you need to improve your overall English level by 2.0 IELTS bands (or equivalent).

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    19 Week Pre-sessional

    If you have a conditional offer for a UAL undergraduate or postgraduate course and you need to improve your overall English level by 1.5 IELTS bands (or equivalent), choose our 19 Week Pre-sessional course.

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    13 Week Pre-sessional

    If your conditional offer for a UAL undergraduate or postgraduate course requires you to improve your overall English level by 1.0 IELTS bands (or equivalent), 13 Week Pre-sessional is the course for you.