I m p e r i a l   E n g l i s h   U K

Welcome Note

Welcome to the Imperial English UK website.

Thank you for visiting the Imperial English UK ELT website.

We are a friendly organisation, and think of the students as our family.

Birmingham has many things to see and do, and it is near many popular tourist attractions. The city also has excellent railway links to all of the cities in the UK, including London.

The Imperial English UK ELL courses are in the Birmingham Midland Institute building, which is in the city centre. Please see the course information section for more detail.

Since 2010 all our full-time English language students who want to study at university in the UK have gone on to higher education foundation, undergraduate or post graduate programmes. Many students stay in the area to study at local universities and visit us. They also recommend Imperial English UK to their friends and relatives so we really are one big family.

I hope the website answers your questions. If you need further information, please contact us.

We hope to see you soon!

Rafael Salguero

Vice Principal

  • Imperial English UK’s course organiser has 40 years’ experience of teaching English language, and has taught IELTS preparation programmes since 1990.
  • Our teachers are familiar with IELTS and the Cambridge main suite examination requirements.
  • The current team has experience of teaching and living in Spain, Greece, Germany, The UAE, Columbia, Russia, Iraq and China.
  • Our team understand that it can be difficult for students when they come to live and study in a new country. So the teachers and administrators will support you in and out of the classroom.

Essential Information

  • Imperial English UK is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
  • Students studying at the Organisation need to be 18 or over.
  • Students who stay for three months or longer can work towards the Imperial English UK English Language Certificate or Diploma.
  • Courses are continuous enrolment, so new students can start any Monday.
  • Classes are Mondays to Thursdays.
  • The minimum length of study is two weeks.
  • We have a maximum of 15 students per class, with an average class size of 5-7 students per class.
  • When you finish your course you will have a Certificate of Attendance with your CEFR level and a personal Progress Report.
  • The Organisation does not have courses for Beginner level students.
  • The Organisation does not have its own accommodation or host families.

Course Features
  • You do not need to buy any textbooks for classes. We loan you books and we supply additional study materials.
  • Flexibility: if there are several classes, you can study in the skills class that is more suitable for your level. For example, you could be in the Pre-Intermediate class for ‘Writing Skills’ but then be in the Intermediate class for ‘Speaking Skills’.
  • Variety: each class will have two or three teachers a day but most teachers will stay with you for the duration of your course for continuity. (Unless on one to one courses).
  • Every two weeks you will have an individual tutorial with a teacher so you can talk about your progress and plan your studies.

Course Options

General English Language Programme (16 hours)
Pre-Sessional /Academic Skills (Groups Only)
Assessment, Monitoring & Support

All students must take an Initial Assessment before starting classes.

This assessment will test:

  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Speaking/Listening

The test helps you and the teachers see your level, your strengths and weaknesses, and decide which class will be best for you.

At Imperial English UK we like to know:

  • WHAT you are studying
  • WHY you are studying it
  • HOW you can study effectively

This helps to establish your study plans. After completing the Initial Assessment Test, you can have feedback. Students benefit greatly from the feedback sessions as they are able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement. This helps you set targets.

Imperial English UK Term Dates for the Academic Year

Christmas Holiday TBC
Good Friday TBC
Easter Monday TBC
Early May Bank Holiday TBC
Spring Bank Holiday TBC
Summer Bank Holiday TBC
Student Rep Selection Term 1 Voting begins: TBC Results: TBC
Student Rep Selection Term 2 Voting begins: TBC Results: TBC
Student Rep Selection Term 3 Voting begins: TBC Results: TBC
Students Christmas Party TBC
University Progression Presentation Term 1 TBC
Student Awards & Certificates Term 3 TBC
Portfolio Submissions
Part 1 Start date: TBC – Deadline: TBC
Part 2 Start date: TBC – Deadline: TBC
Part 3 Start date: TBC – Deadline: TBC
IELTS Mock Term 1 TBC
IELTS Mock Term 2 TBC
Academic English Exam Term 3 TBC

Please note additional religious holidays will be granted dependent on the day of the week they fall on.

We welcome learners and visitors from all over the world to Imperial English UK.