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International students

UK higher education immersion programme

English Test

This programme is designed for international students who wish to experience living and studying in the United Kingdom (UK), to improve their English skills and learn about British life, society and culture. Students complete the immersion programme at Teesside in addition to their programme of study at their home university. Teesside University credits are not awarded for this programme.

Why study this programme?

  • Study in an English-only learning environment
  • Improve your accuracy and fluency when writing and speaking English
  • Develop your listening and reading comprehension skills
  • Experience living and studying at a UK university
  • Learn about UK teaching and learning methods
  • Find out about British culture and society.

Courses last for one or two semesters, and generally include:

  • Learning about international trade policies and regulations
  • Learning about the British economy and trade
  • Learning about commercial document processing and writing
  • Minimum 12 hours English language tuition
  • Attending lectures in English
  • Attending one English Café session each week.

For students on the UK Higher Education Immersion Programme, there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends from all around the world, participate in a wide range of cultural and social events organised by the University, the Students' Union and the International society. And you also have the chance to travel around the UK during the holidays and at weekends.

For more information, e-mail the English Language Centre at

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