Simon Goff talks about the 3-week pre-sessional course

3-week pre-sessional course

If you have met the English language requirement ‌
‌for your degree course but want to further upgrade your academic language and skills, find out more about the 3-week course. Simon Goff explains the advantages of taking the 3-week course. 

 Friday 26 August - Friday 16 September 2022 inclusive

The 3-week pre-sessional course is an online orientation course for undergraduate and postgraduate students who have already met the English language requirement for their degree programme but who wish to extend and enhance their academic skills in preparation for their first term at Imperial. 

The aims of the course are to: 

  •  help students upgrade their written and oral language skills
  •  give them a good understanding of academic conventions and expectations 
  •  familiarise them with Imperial facilities and resources 
  •  give their career at Imperial College London the best possible start 



The online 3-week pre-sessional course is full-time and intensive, with a fast-paced and varied programme of live and asynchronous activities. Students attend live online interactive sessions for about 3 hours each day beginning at 10 am (London time). These live sessions provide focused practice in speaking and listening, as well as the opportunity to meet and engage with current Imperial students and staff. They are complemented by about 4 hours of guided self-study each day to practise reading and writing, and to prepare for the live sessions.

- Find out more about the course by reading through our frequently asked questions.

Hear from our students to find out about their experience on our pre-sessional courses.