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Internationally focused teaching

IE's language and academic experts deliver foundation and postgraduate programmes, as well as pre-sessional and short courses that combine academic subject knowledge with English language skills and cultural adaptation studies.

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Programmes start in January and September each year


International Education Institute is now on Twitter

We now have a Twitter account for disseminating scholarly outputs of academic staff and postgraduate students! Our Twitter handle is: @StA_IEI. Follow us here:

IEI academic staff member wins University Teaching Excellence Award 2023 

IEI Programme Director Kirsty Duff is one of the five winners of the university-wide teaching excellence award, recognising Kirsty’s outstanding commitment to student engagement and learning.  Watch the video of the award presentation on YouTube and read more about the awards on the St Andrews News page

MSc TESOL students winning two internationally recognised dissertation awards

Peter Bannister is the winner of BALEAP's (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) MA Award 2023. Peter's dissertation title is "Exploring the critical listening assessment conundrum on pre-sessional EAP programmes in Higher Education". Peter is supervised by Dr Mark Carver. 

Mellidy Campbell-Lochrie is the winner of British Council's Master's Dissertation Award 22-23. Mellidy's dissertation title is "A socio-political and cultural driven analysis of the representations of protected characteristics in UK-produced ELT textbooks, through the lens of the Equality Act (2010)". Mellidy is supervised by Dr Amritesh Singh.