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Speaking skills course for the 12-week online

This is a 2-week online, focused, one-skill course designed to help develop your fluency in speaking before joining the 12-week online Pre-sessional course.

You will be taught in small groups and lessons will be interactive, aiming to build your confidence in speaking. You will be introduced to the skills necessary to present spoken arguments effectively.

Applicants who enrol on the course will be made a conditional offer for the 12-week online Pre-sessional course.

Course dates and times

The course will run from 22 May to 5 June 2024 as a fully online course that you can study from your home country. This course will include live online classes and class tasks between 09:00 and 11:15 UK time (British Summertime).

Assessment and progression

Students will be tested at the end of the course via a one-to-one assessment with an examiner. A student who successfully completes the assessment (reaching the equivalent of IELTS 5.0 in Speaking) will have their conditional offer for the 12-week online Pre-sessional converted into an unconditional offer, allowing them to enrol on the 12-week online Pre-sessional course.

Cost

The course fee for 2024 entry is £220.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an academic offer from an academic school which accepts the 12- week online Pre-sessional course and one of the following valid English language qualifications:

OverallListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
IELTS (Academic)5.54.54.55.0*4.5
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)59464651**46
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition)68121016***16

*5.5 for academic courses requiring 6.5 in Writing

**59 for academic courses requiring 6.5 in Writing

*** 17 for academic courses requiring 6.5 in Writing

Apply online

To apply you must use your existing Cardiff University username and password that you received when you applied for your academic programme. Please do not log in as a new user.

The deadline to apply for this course is Friday 17 May 2024.

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