Pre-sessional English Courses

Entry requirements

All international students are entitled to free English language support tutorials.


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At Aston expectations regarding your ability to understand and follow lectures, participate actively in seminars, deliver effective presentations and submit appropriate written assignments are high. All international undergraduate, postgraduate and research students are entitled to free English language support tutorials which will help to meet these expectations.

Improve your accuracy and fluency when using spoken and written English
Get support with specialised vocabulary used within your field of academic study
Get support with written assignments, including dissertations/project reports
Get support with other academic skills such as listening to lectures or taking part in seminars

 ***Click here to complete an application form***

Would you like some advice on, or extra practice with these areas? 

  • Academic English writing 
  • Academic grammar, vocabulary and style
  • Listening to lectures
  • Delivering presentations 
  • Speaking & English pronunciation  

We recommend our individual (one-to-one) tutorials to students who:

  • would like a one-off consultation with a tutor 
  • are working on a particular assignment, project or presentation 
  • have identified a particular area which needs improvement (e.g. pronunciation or use of grammar)  

Individual tutorials last for one hour at a time. You will be given an initial appointment during which you and the tutor will decide on the learning plan and how many further hours will be booked.

Additional information

Please note that we do not offer a proofreading service, conversation classes or provide help with CVs and personal statements.  If you would like feedback on the content, style and format of CVs and personal statements, please go to the Careers & Placements Centre (more info at 

Places are offered on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability.

Further Information

If you require further information about English language support tutorials, please email: