English support classes for dependants

The Department of Language and Linguistics offers the wider University of Essex community the chance to improve their English language skills through our General English Classes. These classes are available to:

  • Dependants and close family members of students and staff at the University of Essex
  • International staff at Essex who may want to work on their general English and fluency skills
  • International students currently studying at UEIC Kaplan
  • International students currently studying at both UG and PG level at Essex who wish to develop their language skills
  • Refugees and asylum seekers who hold an ARC card, or a letter granting them Immigration Bail

The classes, which take place at the Colchester Campus, will enable you to meet people from other countries and cultures and will help you develop your language skills. These classes are free and are taught at three basic levels: Beginner (A1/A2), Intermediate (B1/B2) and Advanced (C1/C2) and will focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Throughout the year, you will have a unique opportunity to develop your conversation skills, by reflecting on real-life examples of how language is used in context.

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Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.