Academic English

Abbey College Cambridge A Level and International Foundation Programme students will attend up to five hours of Academic English lessons per week (GCSE students will study English Language GCSE).

Academic English lessons are compulsory for all students who speak English as a second language, or who have an English level less than IELTS 7.5 overall.

Academic English will help students to better understand the terminology used and to improve their understanding of lesson content and its context. This is especially important if students have been taught outside the UK, as even if they have studied in an English language school in their home country, the terminology we used here might be slightly different.

Academic English is also designed to help students to achieve the English level needed to progress to their first choice university. Lessons are compulsory until you achieve an IELTS level of 7.5. After this level is achieved, lessons become optional to attend.

Academic English is offered to Abbey College Cambridge students at no additional charge.

Meet our Head of Academic English David Savage.

Academic English Sample Lesson

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