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English Proficiency Programme

An English course designed for students who wish to raise their language skills for Higher Education and/or professional purposes.


The programme consists of four terms of ten weeks (nine teaching weeks and one assessment week per term), covering different topics designed to build language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening, etc.). The programme is intended to lead students from elementary level to an intermediate level of English proficiency (an IELTS minimum score of 5.5).

How it works

The requirements are based on diagnostic assessment.

Applicants are offered admission based on results from individual oral and written assessments. These can be taken in person at our campus or remotely. Assessments may include Skype interviews.

NB: Stationery items, housing, meals and other incidental costs are not included in the tuition fees below.

The duration of an individual candidate’s course depends on the outcome of a diagnostic test that determines the entry point (Term 1, 2, 3 or 4).

  • Term 1 (Beginner level) starts in October. It takes the student through A1 (Beginner – Common European Framework (CEF) level).
  • Term 2 (Elementary level) starts in January. It revises A1 (Beginner Level) and takes the student through to A2 (Elementary – CEF level).
  • Term 3 (Pre-Intermediate level) starts in April. It revises A2 and covers the competencies of half of B1 (Pre-Intermediate – CEF level).
  • Term 4 (Intermediate level) starts in July and completes the remaining competencies of B1 (Intermediate CEF level). It also includes some competences of B2 (Upper-Intermediate CEF level).

Upon passing the final term examinations, a certificate of successful completion will be awarded to the student. Students could also gain direct entry into Lancaster University Ghana’s foundation and undergraduate programmes – provided they take an IELTS test privately and meet the entry requirements for their programmes of choice.

How to apply

Email [email protected] for more information.

Fees and funding

For full details of the fees for this programme, and the University’s financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please click here.