Academic English language support

English language support

To study in the UK as an international student you will need to be able to speak, write and study in English.

Our teachers specialise in teaching international students, and that includes their approach to language. All our lessons are tailored to suit your needs, with language-specific lessons also available. Our tutors will help you progress to the level needed to study in the UK. This will enable you to succeed in your studies and achieve a place at a UK university.

Different courses have different English language requirements, based on the length and structure of the course. We offer specialist English language tuition and support to make sure you are prepared for your chosen programme.

Preparing for your studies

Bellerbys offers English Language Preparation classes for students looking to study A Level, Foundation or International Year One programmes. You can arrive at Bellerbys before you plan to start your intended programme and spend time studying English in more depth for 1, 2 or 3 terms.

English language modules

The International Year One and Foundation programmes offered at Bellerbys include core modules aimed to improve your English language ability. These lessons cover everything from discussing academic texts to developing your debating and presenting skills.

As a part of your curriculum at Bellerbys, you will partake in Academic English Skills (AES), which is a qualification that provides you with the thorough training in language and academic skills needed to achieve your academic potential at the university of your choice. Alongside your module lessons, these tests will help you to progress your language skills, as well as helping you in your journey to higher education.

Outside of the College

At Bellerbys, you will be living and learning in a truly international environment. With friends from all over the world, you can use English to talk to one another. This is valuable practice and will help in your lessons. Outside of the school, English will be how you communicate with the people you meet.

Get a world-class education

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UK universities have a strong global reputation, 76 UK universities feature in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Four are currently ranked among the world's top 10. A 2016 report by Universities UK said: "91% of international students would recommend the UK over any of its major rivals."

English Language Preparation

An international student works at a desk at Bellerbys College Brighton in the United Kingdom

The English Language Preparation programme at Bellerbys College will help you to develop your English language abilities. The classes can be taken before starting your chosen academic programme, and is offered at both of our Colleges.

IELTS test centres

An international student reads a book in the library at Bellerbys College Cambridge in the United Kingdom

Bellerbys Brighton is home to its own IELTS test centre for people looking to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to help with work and migration. Use our website to find out about test dates for the upcoming year, as well as information on how to prepare.

Find your course

An international student at Bellerbys College Brighton in the United Kingdom

Gain excellent university preparation at Bellerbys College. We offer a variety of courses across our two locations in Brighton and London. Choose between A Level, Foundation and the International Year One depending on your age and career ambitions.

Caroline Marcela from Belgium

Caroline Marcela

"I've always loved the English culture and the idea of studying in English."

Caroline Marcela from Belgium - Studied Science & Pharmacy Foundation and achieved 81%, now studying Biological Sciences (Zoology) at the University of Birmingham