Summer English Courses


The General English courses are ideal for people who want to quickly develop their English language skills for communication in the real world.

Intensive English Summer Course

2, 3 & 4 Week Programmes

The courses take into account each student’s needs, interests and goals in blended student-centred classes. Students can choose between 2, 3 or 4 week courses with start dates throughout the summer.

For more information and to book, contact english@serc.ac.uk.

Intensive Academic English Summer Course

2, 3 & 4 Week Programmes

Academic English courses offer a bridge from general English to English for Academic Purposes by developing skills needed for academic study and continuing professional development (CPD) at university or college, both at home and overseas. Aimed at post-secondary and post-graduate students, the courses include vocabulary development, extensive reading and listening skills, academic writing and development of speaking and presentation skills.

The courses also focus on information literacy, research, problem solving and critical thinking which are essential for future study. Vocabulary will be delivered via themes and global issues, with an emphasis on projects and a language portfolio. Students will become autonomous learners, be self-aware and reflective and will be encouraged to work collaboratively in teams and partnerships.

The main aim is to improve your language level and overall academic skills which can be transferred successfully to your next place of academic study.

For more information and to book, contact english@serc.ac.uk.

IELTS Preparation Course

2, 3 & 4 Week Programmes

The IELTS Preparation Courses are designed to train you for the IELTS examination and help you to achieve your best possible band score. If you need to study or work where English is the language of communication, the IELTS exam is used as evidence of language ability. IELTS scores are recognised by universities and colleges, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

Each individual course is a highly intensive programme, focusing on all of the main skills that are required in the IELTS exam, including exam familiarisation and strategies, language skills and academic vocabulary development. As part of the course, you will do regular examination practice tests and receive feedback and advice to develop your skills further.

For more information and to book, contact english@serc.ac.uk.

Pre University English

3 Month Programme

If you need to move from high school general English to English for Academic Purposes, our 12 week combination course provides participants who already have a good level of English with the additional techniques and skills needed for academic study through English. Significant instruction time is dedicated to developing academic English reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking and vocabulary skills. Topics covered include: participating in tutorials and seminars; academic listening and note-taking; giving presentations; academic writings skills for essays, reports and reviews; examination techniques; academic reading skills and critical thinking.

Designed for students transitioning through IELTS band 4.5-6.5, students can progress to a higher level at the end of each 12 week course. Students will study for 20 hours per week with 5 hours of supported self-study each week.

The main aim is to improve your language level and overall academic skills which can be transferred successfully to your next place of academic study.

For more information and to book, contact english@serc.ac.uk.

Experience SERC

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is one of the largest public funded further and higher education Colleges in the United Kingdom with over 1,200 staff and 30,000 enrolments.

The College offers a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications e.g. University Degree, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HND), Level 3, English Courses, Professional Qualifications and Vocational courses.

These courses offer progression routes to many degree programmes at UK universities or to employment.