You Don’t need IELTS to get into University

You Don’t need IELTS to get into University

COVID has brought about many changes for international students, from learning online to navigating travel restrictions, to making difficult decisions about your future. One of the big positive changes, however, is that for proof of English, the pandemic has forced universities into looking at alternative acceptable assessments. Online English testing, whilst previously frowned upon by universities is now something they have had to reconsider. Some universities are keeping it ‘for 2020 only’ but in reality most will stick, leaving more options available for future students.

The Language Gallery have been running a Pre-sessional English course for a few years now, as an alternative to IELTS, working with a couple of key university partners, namely Bangor University in North Wales and De Montfort University in Leicester.  Previous students have studied with us for our pre-sessional course and then progressed to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at our partner universities without the need to obtain an IELTS.

 With the introduction of the Post-study work visa in 2021 (which allows international students to stay and work in the UK for 2-3 years) The Language Gallery anticipated an increase in demand for students to come and study in the UK and so began to expand our university partners. Therefore we are now also working with The University of Greenwich and Brunel University in London, The University of Plymouth on the south coast, Coventry University in the midlands and Liverpool John Moores University in the north west. We will also be expanding on this and working with a few other universities which are in demand from our students.

The Language Gallery Pre-sessional prepares students better for university study than an IELTS test does in that part of the assessment is coursework and final exams are spread over a week - not just a 1 day test. Anyone can have a bad day and so we have structured the course to allow for this, so we get a full picture of your real abilities and preparedness for university life.

The Language Pre-sessional operates all year round at our schools in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Online!. We offer regular intakes and so whatever your current levels of English there is a pathway we can create!


For further information on our University Pre-Sessional please email or call +44 (0) 20 3435 4569

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