The Benefits of Taking Pre-sessional Course
Wish you all good health, safety and happiness in the Spring Festival!
Today, I would like to share with you my experience of attending the Pre-sessional course at the University of Surrey last summer.
For those who are still struggling for their IELTS grades. The pre-sessional course might have already been taking into consideration. IELTS, as a test tool and measurement standard of English language level, is one of the hard conditions for international students to apply for their degree study at the university. For those students with grades that do not meet the requirement, they can prove their English level by taking the pre-sessional course and passing the examination and get the offer from the university.
However, taking pre-sessional course can bring you more than just improving your English level. Let’s talk about some of the benefits I have got from taking pre-sessional course.
1. Improvement of Academic English
Although IELTS test can evaluate individual English level, the level of IELTS performance can not fully demonstrate students’ Academic English ability. Taking part in the pre-sessional course can improve daily and academic English ability from all aspects.
2. Adapt to University Study in Advance
The one-year master’s program in the UK is more challenging than that in China, especially for those who have no previous experience in studying abroad. It often takes weeks for new students to adapt to different teaching and learning methods in the UK. The adaptation period provided by the pre-sessional course allows students to be fully prepared at the beginning of the main course and directly enter into efficient learning.
3. Make friends
Weeks of language classes are also a good time to make new friends. There will also be students from other non-native English speaking countries in the pre-sessional program. During the last summer, I met many students from other countries and became good friends with them. We have built a strong friendship while improving our English.
4. Explore the UK
During the pre-sessional course, students are not only learning academic English, the university also arranged lectures on various topics and many free activities, such as several trips to help students understand British culture and visit the British landscape. Last summer, the university organized trips to Windsor, Portsmouth and Brighton.
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5. Enjoy the Summer in England
Master’s study usually starts in October and ends in August of the next year. Students often don’t experience the summer in England which is the best season for the UK. The pre-sessional course happens to start in summer. For me, taking the pre-sessional course is like spending the summer holiday in the UK.
These are some of my feelings about taking part in the pre-sessional course. Hope it will help you with your application!