Summer Courses

We offer a variety of exciting courses during the summer months.  Whether you want to improve your general English language skills, get a flavour of university life in the UK, or learn more about a specific academic discipline, we have a course for you.

A group of students posingAll our summer courses focus on developing your communciation skills, and in addition to interesting and interactive classroom sessions, all students on IEC summer courses can take part in our lively programme of social activities. This social programme ensures you have the opportunity to explore the local area, relax, make lots of new friends and allows you to practice your English skills outside the classroom in real life scenarios.

In Summer 2014, the International English Centre hosted students from over 30 countries, and 97% rated our courses “good to excellent”. British Council has commended our teaching and student support, and we pride ourselves on making our students happy, as this student made video shows!

Summer English and Communicative Skills Course

The popular English and Communicative Skills Course gives you the opportunity to develop you language and communication skills in a friendly, cosmopolitan environment.  You can study for between 2 and 10 weeks.  The emphasis on this course is very much on communciation and fun - classes are lively, creative and interactive.

The UK University Experience Course

The UK University Experience Course gives high school students a unique opportunity to experience university life in Britain.  This three-week course includes intensive English language study, a series of workshops, seminars and fieldtrips given by various university departments.

Aimed specifically at 16-18 year olds, the course enables you to improve your language skills and gain insight into what studying at university is like, and how approaches to learning differ between school and university.

English with Sport and Exercise Science Course

The English with Sport and Exercise Science Course gives you a unique opportunity to develop you English skills and gain insight into the science of sport by working with expert researchers from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Science's Sport and Exercise Science degree scheme.