Welcome to the Summer English Course for International University Students

Welcome to all students who are here with us for the three-week Summer English Course for International University Students.  I hope you enjoy your stay in London and the programme at the UCL Language Centre. 

Jackie Watson (Course Co-Ordinator)


August 22, 2008 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Summer is Here!

Well, summer is here but unfortunately the weather is still not very warm.  Let’s hope it gets better by the time you arrive!

If anyone has any comments or questions about coming to UCL to study this summer, please click on “comment” to make a post.  It is also an opportunity to introduce yourself.


June 20, 2008 at 9:54 am 2 comments

Studying in London

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To live in London is to experience one of the great cities of the world. Students at UCL benefit from our location in the centre of the capital, the hub of culture, arts, politics, government, the media, the law and the great financial institutions of the City. London offers a scene and status unrivalled by any other city. UCL, England’s third oldest university, is at the heart of what has been described as˜the knowledge capital of the world”.  To find out more about living and studying in London have a look at the links on this blog.

Students in UCLStudents in GardensStudent Group at UCL



May 29, 2008 at 10:40 pm 4 comments

Summer English Course for International University Students

Why not join our Summer Course for International University Students and improve your English while learning more about British lifestyle and culture.  Apply online!

May 29, 2008 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment

UCL Language Centre

At the UCL Language Centre we help all students to improve their language skills in whatever language they have chosen to study.  Outside of the regular classes we encourage students to use our Self-Access Centre.

May 29, 2008 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

University College London


I would like to welcome you to University College London and to the Language Centre.  UCL was founded in 1826 an is one of the colleges of the University of London.  The college website is http://www.ucl.ac.uk

Some Interesting Facts about UCL
The first university in England to admit students of any race, class or religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
Students from outside London, and from overseas, present from the start.
A teaching programme was established in which religious beliefs would not constrain the dissemination of knowledge and exploration of ideas.
Academic disciplines introduced as required by the emerging industrial and commercial society; the first English university to offer the systematic teaching of law, architecture and medicine.

Landmarks In UCL’s Early History
1826: UCL is founded, opening up education to wider social groups than those permitted into Oxford and Cambridge
1828: Twenty-four professorial chairs are established, many in subjects that had not previously been taught in English universities
1863: Five Japanese students come to UCL – some of the earliest ever to study in the West – and return to play major roles in the founding of modern Japan
1878: UCL becomes the first British educational establishment to admit women on equal terms with men
1893: first English university student union to offer athletic clubs and social activities established

May 29, 2008 at 8:50 pm 1 comment

Welcome to London

Hello to all students who are coming to the UCL Language Centre in London to study English.  London is a beautiful city and you will have the opportunity to visit many historical monuments and meet people from all over the world. 



May 28, 2008 at 4:22 pm 2 comments

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