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ELCOS Online Pre-sessional English courses

Due to the current global pandemic situation, Bangor University’s English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) offers online Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses for students who have received a conditional offer for a degree programme from the admissions department here at Bangor, whose condition is that they are required to improve their English language level before progressing onto their chosen degree course.

ELCOS pre-sessional courses are designed to help students to improve their English language skills to the level required and prepare them for entry onto their chosen degree programme: All of our courses are delivered by a team of highly qualified English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Teachers.

Will the online Pre-sessional course be the same as a ‘normal’ Pre-sessional course?

ELCOS has been delivering online Pre-sessional classes since March, 2020 using the Microsoft Teams platform – this platform has proven to be accessible to students all around the world.

How will our Online Pre-sessional courses work?

  • The online English courses use the same material that is taught in the real-world classroom and require up to 20 hours’ live contact time per week.
  • They consist of daily teacher-led sessions with additional assignments for homework and self-study.
  • Homework assignments are designed to maximise students’ learning experience and for teachers to be able to gauge progress and offer helpful feedback so that students know which are their strong points, and which skills they need to focus their attention on in particular.
  • Self-study assignments can include video, audio or written tasks.
  • Students can also arrange One-on-One Tutorials twice a week to discuss any issues or concerns that they may have.
  • Students will be assessed at the end of the course to ensure they have achieved the level of English required for entry onto their chosen degree programme. In-house testing & assessment will be used for this purpose.

Course entry dates (Summer)

June – September (IELTS 5.0)

  • June 22 – September 4

July – September (IELTS 5.5)

  • July 27 – September 4

August – September (IELTS 6.0, elements below 5.5)

  • August 10 – September 4

What you need to do before starting your pre-sessional:

  • Students will need to purchase the e-coursebook (approximately £35) for their Pre-sessional course. A link will be sent once they have registered for the course.
  • Full-payment for the Pre-sessional or a valid Financial Guarantee Letter from sponsors is required  before registration.
  • Student’s personal email address - must be provided for technical reasons in order for the registration process to be accessed and completed before the course start date (strict late-entry deadlines will apply).
  • To benefit fully from the online environment, we recommend that all students have access to a laptop/PC with webcam & audio capabilities (or at the very least a modern smartphone) and a reliable Internet connection.

Entry Requirements: 

To register for an Online pre-sessional English course, applicants/agents must provide valid proof of current English Language level by providing results from an accepted English language test, the full list can be found at: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/international/future/englishlanguage

Entry level  

Pre-sessional courses

IELTS 4.0 (or completed Pathway to Pre-sessional)

September - Easter

 

February - September

  June - December

IELTS 4.5

November - Easter

online only

April - September
  July - December

IELTS 5.0

September-December

 

January - Easter

online only

June - September

IELTS 5.5

November-December

  February - Easter

online only

July - September

IELTS 6.0 with 1 element below IELTS 5.5

August  – September

  November-December

4 week orientation course (Please note: sponsored students may not receive funding for this course - please check with your sponsor before applying)

August  – September

September - Easter Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 28 September 2020 to 26 March 2021
Course fee: £6,100

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

November - Easter Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 9 November 2020 to 26 March 2021
Course fee: £4,950

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

January - Easter Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 11 January 2021 to 26 March 2021
Course fee: £3,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

February - Easter Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 17 February 2020 to 3 April 2020
Course fee: £2,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

February - September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 17 February 2020 to 4 September 2020
Course fee: £6,100

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 4.5, or equivalent.


April - September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.5) Online only

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 27 April 2020 to 4 September 2020 Online only
Course fee: £4,950

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.0, or equivalent.

June – September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.0) Online only

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course

Course Dates: 22 June 2020 to 4 September 2020 Online only
Course Fee: £3,200

Download an application form To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

July - September Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.5) Online only

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

Course Dates: 27 July 2020 to 4 September 2020 Online only
Course fee: £2,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

August - September Pre-Sessional Course (IELTS 6.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, with only 1 element allowed below IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 10 August 2020 to 4 September 2020
Course fee: £1,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with no element allowed below IELTS 5.5 and only 1 element below 6.0 (unless otherwise stipulated by receiving department).

4 week Orientation Course (August to September)

This course is designed for students who have already met the requirements of their receiving departments. It gives students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the UK higher education system in general and Bangor University in particular. The course will include guided project work which will involve full use of all University facilities. (Please note: sponsored students may not receive funding for this course - please check with your sponsor before applying)

Course Dates: 10 August 2020 to 4 September 2020
Course fee: £1,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.

June - December Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 22 June 2020 to 18 December 2020
Course fee: £4,850

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 4.5, or equivalent.

July - December Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 4.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 4.5 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 27 July 2020 to 18 December 2020
Course fee: £4,950

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

September - December Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (no element below 4.0) or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

Course Dates: 28September 2020 to 18 December 2020
Course fee: £3,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

November - December Pre-sessional Course (IELTS 5.5)

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, with reading and writing no lower than IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 9 November 2020 to 18 December 2020
Course fee: £2,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. 

November - December Pre-Sessional Course (IELTS 6.0)

A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, with only 1 element allowed below IELTS 5.5, is required to apply for this course. 

Course Dates: 23 November 2020 to 18 December 2020
Course fee: £1,200

Download an application form. To apply, please return the completed form to elcos@bangor.ac.uk.
If your school requires a 6.5 IELTS score, or equivalent, this entry requirement increases to IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, with no element allowed below IELTS 5.5 and only 1 element below 6.0 (unless otherwise stipulated by receiving department).

ELCOS reserves the right to cancel courses or change their dates and prices without notice.