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Pre-sessional Programme

 

Pre-sessional Programme 2020: Language and Study Skills for International Students

Pre-sessional Programme: Language and Study Skills for International Students:

The Programme focuses on the development of University-level academic language and study skills for those planning to undertake degree programmes delivered in English.

Please note: for 2020 entry due to Covid 19 related travel and government restrictions, we will be moving our pre-sessional programmes to an online delivery.  The application procedure will remain the same.

 

  10 Week On-Line Pre-Sessional 5 Week On-Line Pre-Sessional 

Entry Requirements

The 10 week programme is designed to raise students IELTS by 1.0

Minimum entry requirement 4.5 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) or equivalent.

For degree courses requiring a 5.5 overall  – minimum requirement 4.5

For degree courses requiring a 6.0 overall - minimum requirement 5.0

For degree courses requiring a 6.5 overall– minimum requirement 5.5

The 5 week programme is designed to raise students IELTS by 0.5

Minimum entry requirement 5.0 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) or equivalent.

For degree courses requiring a 5.5 overall– minimum requirement 5.0

For degree courses requiring a 6.0 overall - minimum requirement 5.5

For degree courses requiring a 6.5 overall– minimum requirement 6.0

SUMMER ONLINE PRE-SESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

Start Date 15 June 2020 (10 week programme) 20 July 2020 (5 week programme)
End Date 21 August 2020

21 August 2020

AUTUMN ONLINE PRE-SESSIONAL PROGRAMMES

Start Date

21 September 2020 (10 week programme)

2 November 2020 (5 week programme)

End Date

9 December 2020 (assessment dates 7th-9th December)

9 December 2020 (assessment dates 7th-9th December)
Fees

£2,200 for the On-line 10 week programme

This fee includes all tuition and assessment.

£1,100 for the On-line 5 week programme

This fee includes all tuition and assessment.

How to Apply Once you have applied for your degree programme of choice, either Undergraduate or Postgraduate and have received an offer of a place, please email admissions@chi.ac.uk to request to apply for a pre-sessional programme.  Please state in the email header either PSE SUMMER or PSE AUTUMN depending on which programme you are applying for . We can then add this to your record.
Welcome & Pre-enrolment  information We will send you a welcome letter with all the necessary information in advance of the programme start date.

You are also welcome to contact international@chi.ac.uk if you have any questions.

 

WHO IS THE PRE-SESSIONAL PROGRAMME FOR?

The Programme is open to all those for whom English is not a first or main working language. It is specially tailored for those who intend to study at the University of Chichester and who need to improve academic and language skills by the equivalent of 1.0 or 0.5 of an IELTS grade. Many applicants will already hold an offer to the University which they will fulfil with the exception of the English language (IELTS) requirement.

The Programme is also open to you if, for other reasons, you wish to improve your academic language and study skills before beginning a degree programme in the medium of English. Please note, though, that the completion of this Programme does not, in itself, lead to a University award.

WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM THE PROGRAMME?

  • Personal language development including academic English related to your future degree programme
  • Study skills for working in UK University education
  • Experience of studying a University level module
  • Experience of working with UK University learning & teaching approaches & resources
  • Individual guidance on your progress and personal development strategies
  • Opportunities to work and socialise with those with similar aims from a variety of international backgrounds.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

The Programme is delivered online using interactive small group workshops, individual tutorials and guided self and group study. The Programme introduces you to and makes full use of University learning and teaching resources.

It is delivered by a small specialist team of tutors who regularly teach on Chichester undergraduate and graduate programmes and are experienced in working online and with international students.

HOW IS THE PROGRAMME ORGANISED?

The Programme is based around a minimum of 185 contact hours delivery hours per week over 5 or 10 weeks (depending on your entry level). Guided groupwork, individual tutorials and assessments are in addition to this time. In order to complete the Programme successfully you will need to devote approximately 30 hours per week to the Programme. Interactive online sessions will be timed to suit the time zone(s) of most participants. We anticipate a working delivery schedule between 8.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. You need one additional hour of self-study for each hour you spend in class. The programme is delivered to small groups of students (maximum group size 14).

 Please note that in order to complete the Programme successfully you will  need to put in approximately one additional hour of self-study for each hour you spend engage in tutor-led sessions in class.

Teaching takes place Monday – Friday and you are expected to attend all timetabled sessions.

 

WILL I NEED TO TAKE ANOTHER IELTS OR LANGUAGE EXAMINATION BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY CAN CONFIRM MY PLACE ON MY DEGREE PROGRAMME?

Applicants who have met the general entrance requirements of their programme but who have an IELTS score 1.0 or 0.5 below that required (or equivalent other qualification) may be admitted to the University’s Pre-Sessional Programme. 

Assessment is included within the three main elements of the Programme.

You will need to show, in each element, that, by the end of the Programme, you have reached the level of language competence you need to begin your degree studies at Chichester. Provided this is the case, the University will, on completion of the Programme, confirm your offer for further study.

Should your work not meet the required standards you will be offered guidance and the opportunity to resubmit once.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAMME ASSESS STUDENTS?

 

 

Language Development: Listening, reading and writing tasks completed under examination conditions
Academic Skills: Portfolio of written tasks
Module: Individual oral presentation and response to questions

 

Assessment tasks will be completed immediately following completion of the Programme.

WHO CAN I ASK IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Administrator for Pre-Sessional Programme

​Email: international@chi.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1243 812194

WHAT OTHER SUPPORT DO YOU OFFER?

International, Academic & Language Support (IALS) is a free support package for International Students studying for a degree at Chichester.

It offers students whose first language is not English, special help with the development of their English language skills. The free support includes:

  • An orientation programme specially designed for the needs of international students.
  • Social gatherings, excursions and other informal contact with international students.
  • A regular point of contact with a member of staff who can supply answers to your questions about academic life in the UK.
  • A language profiling service so that you, and your department(s), may be advised on the best options for language support*.
  • Individual tutorial support, (up to 3 hours per student per semester), to help you plan, carry out and check assessed work*.
  • English language classes, (if you are not already taking the BA International English Studies programme as part of your studies)*studies) *.
  • The use of extra time and bilingual dictionaries in University examinations*.

* Open only to those for whom English is not a first language

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