English Language support

Whether you are a native English speaker or not, our English language support services can help you to improve your academic, language and communication skills.

Support before your studies

The standard University English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some equivalent qualifications are also accepted. If you intend to study at Loughborough University London but you do not meet these requirements, you may benefit from taking one of our accredited Pre-sessional English Language courses.

Our Pre-sessional English Language courses are accredited by BALEAP, which recognises the highest possible quality of English language tuition across the world. The courses are intended for international students who have received a course offer but have not yet reached the required level of English required to study their course. 

The University also offers shorter courses for students who have met the English language requirements but require additional guidance and support ahead of their studies. If you would like to enhance your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, our 11 week, 6 week or 2 week courses could give you the confidence boost you need before starting your course. 

Accommodation

All of our pre-sessional courses are delivered from our East Midlands campus in Loughborough. For the duration of the course, all students will stay in accommodation on the Loughborough campus, alongside other pre-sessional students who intend to study at Loughborough University and Loughborough University London.

As part of each pre-sessional course, you will have the opportunity to visit the London campus and get a taste of life as a Loughborough University London student.

Free coach transfers

We offer a free coach service to transport pre-sessional students from Heathrow Airport to their temporary accommodation ahead of their Pre-sessional course. We also offer Loughborough University London pre-sessional students a free coach transfer from Loughborough University to the London campus ahead of their studies. 

View our pre-sessional English Language courses

Support during your studies

If you find that you need additional support with your English reading, writing, speaking or listening, we have a range of additional English Language support services that you can access at any point throughout your studies.
 
Martin Hyams is Loughborough University London's English for Academic Purposes Tutor, and provides English Language support to students throughout the academic year. Martin specialises in English for Academic Purposes, and offers support that is embedded into the curriculum of many of our courses. The support offered is directly applicable to the academic language and academic conventions of each module assessment, so that you can feel confident about your English language ability ahead of all of your assessments, whether it is an assignment, presentation, poster or a report.
 
Martin plans to offer academic language support workshops over the next year that students can attend. These will be bookable via the Academic English Support modules (18LLZ001) on LEARN.
 
One-to-one appointments are also available for students. If you are interested, please email Martin  (M.Hyams2@lboro.ac.uk) with an outline of your priority needs. Martin will then see if a 20-minute tutorial will be necessary based on your needs.  These sessions may include other aspects of language support, such as academic speaking, listening or reading, depending on student needs.
 
Alongside our in-person support services, we also offer a number of useful online resources that you can access at any time. Our online resources are available on Learn - just look out for the red book symbol.