The British Council UK Pre-sessional English course is suitable for people who already hold a conditional offer from a UK university and need to meet the language requirement to enrol on their intended degree.

The British Council UK Pre-Sessional English course is jointly delivered with the University of Strathclyde. You will develop your English language, academic and study skills with the support of our high-quality teachers and materials. Each week, there are 15hrs of live classes and up to 20hrs of guided self-study online, featuring quizzes, videos and other activities to support your learning. You will also have a weekly 1:1 tutorial with your teacher to keep track of your progress and receive feedback on your course work. Download our brochure to learn more about the course content and structure.

At the end of the course, you will be assessed on all four skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading. Upon successful completion, you will receive an End of Course Certificate confirming that you have met the language condition of your degree offer. To confirm that your intended university will accept the British Council UK Pre-sessional Certificate, please contact us at UK_PSE@britishcouncil.org

Course Location and Duration

Teaching Centre: Xin Yi branch, Taipei

  • Course Dates:

     ○ Modules 1-3: Monday 18 September to Friday 8 December 2023

     ○ Modules 2-3: Monday 16 October to Friday 8 December 2023

  • Class Schedule: Monday to Friday
  • Times: 09:30-11:00, 11:30-13:00
  • Tutorial Schedule: Wednesday to Friday
  • Tutorial times: 15mins each week, scheduled between 14:00-15:00

Exams will be done in the final week of the course. Exam times could vary.

Results will be issued from 12-15 December 2023

Course Fees and Eligibility

Course Fee: 

Modules 1-3: 190,190 New Taiwan Dollar

○ Modules 2-3: 131,670 New Taiwan Dollar

Please contact us for more information about payment methods.

The course fee includes all course materials and assessments, including a course book. You must bring your own laptop or tablet device to class to complete all activities.

To join this course, you must have

1) A conditional offer from a UK university

2) Proof of your current level of English e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc. A full list of the ways you can do this is available here

To check whether this course will help you to meet the language condition of your offer letter, please see the next ‘Progression’ tab

 If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact UK_PSE@britishcouncil.org

Progression

Degree Entry Requirement

British Council UK PSE Entry Point Modules 1-3

 British Council UK PSE Entry Point Modules 2-3

IELTS 7.0 (with no individual component below 6.5)

 IELTS 6.0 ( with no individual component below 6.0)

 IELTS 6.5 ( with no individual component below 6.0)

 IELTS 7.0 (with no individual component below 6.0)

 IELTS 6.0 ( with no individual component below 5.5)

 IELTS 6.5 ( with no individual component below 5.5)

 IELTS 6.5  (with no individual component below 6.5)

 IELTS 6.0 ( with no individual component below 5.5)

IELTS Writing and Speaking: 6.0

IELTS Listening and Reading: 5.5

IELTS 6.5  (with no individual component below 6.0)

IELTS 5.5 ( with no individual component below 5.5)

IELTS 6.0 ( with no individual component below 5.5)

IELTS 6.5  (with no individual component below 5.5)

IELTS 5.5 ( with no individual component below 5.0)

IELTS 6.0 ( with no individual component below 5.0)

IELTS 6.0  (with no individual component below 5.5)

IELTS 5.5 ( with no individual component below 4.5)

IELTS 5.5 ( with no individual component below 5.0)

The language requirement of your offer will determine the current English level you must have to join this course. The table above provides specific examples.

Please contact us if you need to check your specific requirements at UK_PSE@britishcouncil.org