Where is the interview located?
All interviews take place at the School of Education and Communities on the Stratford University of East London campus.
The University of East London
School of Education and Communities Helpdesk
Ground Floor - Education Building
Please note parking is not available on campus. We recommend using public transport.
When you arrive
Please enter the campus via the main entrance on Water Lane (E15 4LZ) and ask the staff at the main reception to direct you to the School of Education and Communities Building.
Please ensure that you arrive on time for your interview. We may turn you away if you are late.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring the following:
A copy of the email inviting you to the interview with the date and time to show Helpdesk staff;
Original level 3 qualification certificate if you have one;
Your original passport or photo driving license. You will not be permitted to attend your interview without photo ID;
Your marriage certificate if your educational certificates are in a maiden name.
*If your qualifications were gained overseas, you will need to verify their equivalence with UK NARIC. They can be contacted on 0870 990 4088 and either at interview or as a condition of offer written verification will need to be provided
What should I expect on the day?
The entire interview process lasts for up to three hours. It will consist of the following tasks:
Two language awareness tasks. The following areas will be tested:
a) Analysis of language (grammar, vocabulary and phonology). You will be asked to name some tenses (for example past simple, present perfect);
b) Work out the differences between pairs of words that are similar;
c) Mark syllable stress on words;
d) Name parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective);
e) Work out the function of modal verbs (must, could);
f) Do a proofreading task.
We strongly advise you to do some pre-interview research on these areas; the following resources are helpful:
- Practical English Usage by Michael Swan;
- Teaching Tenses by Rosemary Aitkin;
- English Grammar in Use (Advanced) by Raymond Murphy.
There are also lots of online resources.
You will also do a piece of free writing and have a 1-1 interview.
What happens during the interview?
Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, and knowledge about language in order to ensure you have the capacity to pass successfully should you be offered a place on the course. In addition to having a level of education equivalent to that required for university entrance, you must have a high standard of written and spoken English language use, and this will be assessed through the tasks.