English Language

  • Qualification

    English Language

  • Duration

    From 4 weeks

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus or Online

Need to improve your English before beginning a degree? Our English Language courses are for you.

These programmes give you the skills you need for future study or a career. You can use them to meet the English language entry requirements for our academic programmes. There will be no need to sit any other test, such as IELTS or TOEFL.

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course will prepare you for successful study at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. 

The course covers:  

  • Reading academic books and journals 
  • Writing formal reports and research essays 
  • Studying academic vocabulary 
  • Using library resources  
  • Presenting academic seminars and talks 
  • Taking notes. 

Teaching and assessments are delivered in four-week modules, meaning that you can start at various times throughout the year. 

You need to study for a minimum of 12 weeks (three four-week modules). Depending on your level of English experience, you can enrol for up to 24 weeks, or somewhere in between.

Multiple study levels are available from Elementary (IELTS 4.0 equivalent) to Advanced (IELTS 6.5 equivalent).

English language short courses for groups

Lincoln University offers a range of short course English Language Courses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • English + Science
  • English + Business
  • English + Tourism
  • English + Rugby
  • Academic English

Lincoln is committed to working with you to design a customised programme to meet the needs of your students. Short programmes may run from one to 16 weeks and can be delivered to high school, university, or adult learners. Please contact us at for more information and to discuss your requirements.

For more information about English Language study at Lincoln, please view our brochure under Attachments on the right-hand side of this page, or email to

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