English Language Courses Improve your English Language skills for academic study

You will learn a full range of English language skills, including speaking, listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

You will learn in small groups so you will get lots of help and support from our well-qualified teachers, and you will have plenty of opportunities to participate in the class.

  • Our International Foundation Programme is for students wanting to study an undergraduate degree and focuses on improving your language and academic knowledge in the area you want to study.
  • If you're about to start your undergraduate degree, and want to improve your general English skills, our pre-sessional English courses can help you.
  • Our language development sessions (undergraduate and postgraduate) focus on developing your academic writing, speaking, listening and reading skills.

If you would like a taster of what it is like to study in the UK whilst also developing your English language skills you can sign up to our residential International Summer School.

British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes

The University of Derby are institutional members of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP), the foremost organisation for English Language Professionals. BALEAP seeks to ensure that courses in English language and study skills for speakers of other languages are of a high standard and provide an exceptional quality of service.