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Pre-sessional Programmes


The LSE Language Centre is unique - no other centre specialises in creating courses targeted to the needs of students and practitioners in the field of social science and related areas of study.

All our teachers are native speakers who combine extensive teaching experience with an educational background in one or more of the subject specialisms offered at LSE.

If you need to improve your English for Academic Purposes (EAP), our aim is to provide you with the highest level of language support.

All our language courses utilise the specialist talents of our lecturers who relate their own expertise to the teaching of languages for specific purposes. No other language centre can match our experience in this developing field.

If you already have an offer from LSE or another UK University you could consider our  Pre-sessional Programme before you start your main studies.

We are proud to be part of an international community of students in the heart of London. This Campus Tour will give you an idea of what LSE is like and if you are thinking of studying at either undergraduate or graduate level current LSE students and staff explain why prospective undergraduate and graduate students should consider studying at the School. Please also have a look at Life in London: What LSE students can enjoy. Finally, have a look at a day in the life of an LSE student. You can also review this powerpoint presentation giving an overview of the programme.

What we offer

We offer intensive courses in the Summer each year. These courses will ensure that you are well prepared for your studies and passing the LSE Language Test is one way of fulfilling your English language requirement.

Please follow the links for more information on these courses.

Student Testimonials

You can read about how some previous students describe their experiences of the Pres-sessional Programme.


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