International Pathways

JYA English PLUS

JYA English PLUS has been designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English. The programme consists of three parts:

  1. British and Academic Culture (BAC)
  2. Pre-sessional
  3. Kent Academic Term(s)

British and Academic Culture is designed to help students to become accustomed to their new study and learning environment. This is followed by the Pre-sessional course that develops students’ language and study skills required for UK academic study. In Kent Academic Terms, students study a series of academic models offered by a range of Academic Schools across the University of Kent.

Full year programme

Sun 16 April 2017 Arrival
Mon 17 April - Fri 28 April 2017 British and Academic Culture
Tues 2 May - Fri 25 August 2017 17 weeks of Pre-sessional (including 1 reading week)
Mid-September: General and academic orientation along with other Kent
undergraduate students
Mon 25 Sept - Fri 15 December 2017 First term of academic study
  Winter break
Mon 15 January - Fri 6 April 2018 Second term of academic study
Fri 6 April 2018 Programme completed.
Sat 7 April 2018 Departure

From September, students select two modules (worth 30 credits) in English language from the following:

LZ329: Developing English Language Skills
LZ330: Extending English Language Skills.
LZ335: Reading and Writing Academic Texts
LZ336: Advanced Listening Skills for Academic Study
LZ337: Applied Grammar for Academic Study

Most of our students also choose 90 credits of academic modules from those offered at Stage 1. However, if this level of study is too advanced, we offer foundation modules in History, Literature, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Business Management and Economics.
Please note: for advanced students the English language modules are optional – students can choose 120 credits from those offered at Stage 1 or 2.



Centre for English and World Languages, Keynes College, University of Kent, CT2 7NP

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 24/04/2017