Prepare Yourself to Study in English

1-year course in English

Prepare for Study in English

  • Get ready for your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in English
  • Progress to a CEFR B2 skill level 
  • Get the LCCI English for Business certificate

Duration: October – June (600 hours)
Tuition fee: 2 200 € (inclusive of all course materials and certification fees)

Registration fee: 50 €

Progress toward a B2 level

LCCI English for Business Level 1 examination – 
a globally recognized British language qualification

Course objectives:

  • understand topical matters, and explain your opinions and advantages and disadvantages of a situation
  • read and understand routine information and articles and the meaning of information in a familiar area, including business information
  • produce written work on a range of subjects, including business subjects

As an academic outcome, you will demonstrate the requisite speaking and writing skills to successfully take the LCCI English for Business examination. LCCI Level 1 makes you eligible for a degree program at the WSB University. 

Content structure

1. Grammar – 160 hrs

  • Question Formation
  • Tenses
  • Modals
  • Conditionals
  • Passives
  • -Ing structures
  • Reported Speech
  • Articles
  • Quantifiers
  • Prepositions

2. Vocabulary  – 100 hrs

Contexts Vocabulary

Cinema / theatre
Living with an English family
Eating out
The Tourist Information Office
Holiday accommodation
The Post Office
The School Information Centre Meeting People
Making social plans
Hiring a car / bicycle
Finding your way around, directions
At the doctor’s surgery / pharmacy
Health, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and feelings
Clothes, patterns, styles and materials
House and household vocabulary – contents of rooms
Travel and transport
Free time activities
Food and eating out
Jobs and work
Countries and nationalities / languages
Family and personal relationships
Colours, shades, light and dark
Parts of the body
Areas of a city
Building word families
Building related vocabulary groups
Prefixes and suffixes
Two part verbs
Synonyms and antonyms
Compound nouns
Personality and sensory adjectives
Verb + noun & adjective + noun combinations
Combinations with “get”
Revision and extension of numbers, decimals, fractions, ordinals, percentages, weights & measures
Related word groups
Extended range of conjunctions and links
Extension of adverbs and adverbial expressions
Using an English / English dictionary.

3. Communicative functions – 60 hrs

At Pre-Intermediate level, students should be able to deal with these areas:

  • Survival and social language
  • Classroom language, requests, questions, statements apologies etc.
  • Asking for and giving personal details
  • Greetings, introductions and goodbyes
  • Making and discussing plans and social arrangements
  • Invitations, suggestions, offers and requests
  • Apologising, responding to apologies and complaining
  • Giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing in discussions
  • Expressing likes and dislikes, favourites and preferences
  • Predicting, speculating and hypothesising
  • Describing people and places
  • Talking about the past / telling a story
  • Making comparisons
  • Asking for and giving directions

4. Pronunciation – 40 hrs

5. Reading tasks including LCCI preparation – 80 hrs

Dealing with more complex and longer texts than elementary level, on which a variety of question forms can be based

  • true or false statements
  • straightforward comprehension
  • reading for specific information
  • matching titles, headings, captions to paragraphs, text, pictures
  • finding questions for the answer
  • identifying statistics or numbers in the text
  • re-arranging jumbled paragraphs.
  • dealing with basic business scenarios and situations as in LCCI preliminary examinations 

6. Writing tasks including LCCI preparation – 80 hrs


Lower Intermediate Writing Skills
Students at this level should show that they can use basic grammar accurately e.g. subject + verb agreement. They should have a good understanding of appropriate word order and should be able to use a range of clauses e.g. contrast, reason, condition and result correctly.
They should be familiar with a range of writing styles e.g. simple letters, both narrative and descriptive, and show that they are able to organise language effectively. There should also be an awareness of the differences between formal and informal English.

Lower Intermediate Writing Tasks

  • informal letters, cards, postcards, messages and notes
  • layout and organisation of formal letters, memos
  • extension of linking words
  • narrative – set in the past – and descriptions, e.g. people and places
  • presenting a case for and against, dealing with advantages and disadvantages
  • instructions and directions
  • a review of a book or film
  • organising text into paragraphs
  • dealing with relative clauses, defining and non-defining
  • punctuation, particularly use of commas for separation of clauses within a sentence
  • remedial work on handwriting for students whose first language does not use Roman scripts
  • simple business memos adhering to LCCI standards of layout, grammatical accuracy and content

7. Listening - 40 hrs

Listening to complex / extended listening texts, on which a variety of question forms can be set, including: 

  • note taking
  • multiple choice questions
  • true or false statements 
  • identifying pictures of people, places, objects, which have been mentioned or described

Listening to songs and gap filling, correcting or predicting the words.

  • Filling in forms and information on maps, following directions, drawing diagrams from dictation.
  • Gist listening, identifying a topic of conversation or decoding it from rapid speech.
  • Listening for sentence stress patterns and word stress.
  • Listening for sound discrimination between similar words.
  • Listening for prediction

8. Elements of Polish history and culture – 40 hrs

  • The outline of the millenium of Polish history
  • Contemporary Poland
  • Polish customs and traditions
  • Polish national holidys
  • Survival Polish

Delivery method

Both the course and the exam are held on the WSB Gdańsk 
campus. Classes are taught by the University’s top-
notch language trainers. Groups are composed of 7 to 12 
attendees, and classes are scheduled over 4 days in a week 
on average, in the morning or in the afternoon. A minimum 
of 7 attendees is required to form a course group. 
Support in the early weeks of stay
We will give you clear and detailed instructions on how to 
get to our University. We will also help you open a bank 
account and buy health insurance. 
Visa status 
Your visa will be issued against the certificate provided by the 
WSB University stating a requirement to attend a one-year 
English language course prior to taking a degree program 
We will provide you with a list of trusted hostels and landlords.


Recruitment office - foreigners' service 
Józef Tomczuk
e-mail:, phone: +48 58 522 77 80