In the UK you will study English with experienced, qualified teachers. You will learn new language each day and practice with other students. You will have lots of speaking practice to improve your communication skills.
As you may already know, Preston is a university city (approximately 30,000 students at UCLAN). Our location and transport links mean Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District are a short train ride away. Train links to Scotland and London, and the rest of the UK are excellent!
For more information about Preston, please click on the Visit Preston Website.
Preston Academy of English is a British Council accredited school for learning English language in the UK. Maximum 10 students per class means student get excellent individual attention.
Please complete the online application form and we will contact you. Go to I want to learn English!
We can organise your student room with private bathroom. For more information about the rooms, please go to our student accommodation page.
Do you test students before placing them in classes?
Yes, all students must take an Oxford placement test. This test takes about an hour and 20 minutes to complete and tests the student’s readin, listening, grammar, writing and speaking. The Academic Manager decides which level of the student.
What levels/classes do you offer?
We offer the following levels/classes:
- Beginner (A1)
- Elementary (A2)
- Pre – Intermediate (B1)
- Intermediate (B1+)
- Upper – Intermediate (B2)
How long does it take for students to move up from one level to the next?
It usually takes about 10 weeks for a student who is attending a General English 15 hours per week course to move up from one level to the next. Students must have minimum 80% attendance, must complete their homework, pass the end of week unit tests and feedback from the teacher. The final decision is with the Academic Manager.
Do you provide any visa documents?
Yes, once you have completed our online application and received an offer letter and invoice. We will send you an online payment link for the deposit amount for your course. Once this has been paid, we will issue you with a visa support letter.
We accept students who are 18 years and older at the start of their course.
Yes. We will give you a certificate of attendance at the end of your course showing the levels learned and the dates of attendance.
Our courses are designed to start every Monday. When Monday is a national holiday, the start day is Tuesday.