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Insessional programme

English Language Skills Development is a range of classes, workshops and tutorials designed for students at the University of Exeter based at the Exeter campuses to improve and develop their English language skills for academic study and life in the UK.

Students are not required to pay for the courses, workshops and one-to-one learning listed on these pages. In exceptional circumstances Colleges may require students to take additional classes and may request students pay for or contribute to the cost of the tuition.

The programme also includes some General English courses, which can be used as components in the Exeter Award.

To participate in the programme, you must register and then enrol on the programme. Both registration and enrolment can be done online.

The Credit-rated programme comprises credit-bearing modules in Academic Listening & Speaking and Academic Reading and Writing, as well as modules in World Englishes and Professional English. They are designed for undergraduate students and will enable you to improve your academic English communication skills and gain credits at the same time. They are intended for students on Exeter degree programmes and for those who need credits for their home universities, e.g. students on study abroad programmes such as Erasmus or JYA.

These modules are run on a termly basis and each one has a credit value of 15 (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS.)

These classes are available during term time for both women and men. They address the communication needs required to adapt to life in the UK in a motivating, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

All students studying at the Exeter campuses can also seek help and advice on academic matters from the Study Zone. Students studying at the Penryn campus will have access to language and study skills workshops provided by ASK (Academic Skills)