Free General English Classes

Free classes taught by trainee teachers covering grammar, vocabulary and skills.

Due to the ongoing and rapidly changes COVID-19 situation, face-to-face courses planned to be held in Leicester are currently under review. Please contact for updates.

The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) is running the CELTA course, which is a teacher training course for teaching English to adults. As part of the course, our trainee teachers need to teach real lessons, and therefore we need students to attend the classes!

Levels and timetable

We are offering these lessons as free classes for adults that want to improve their English. These classes are not just for University of Leicester staff and students and we welcome applications from any adult in the local community. The classes available depend on the time of year.

Timetable Levels Days Duration Registration
October - December 2019 Pre-Intermediate Tues, Weds & Thur 10 weeks Registration now closed.
Upper-Intermediate Tues, Weds & Thur 10 weeks
June - July 2020 Pre-Intermediate Mon,Tues, Weds & Thur 5 weeks Registration not yet open.
Upper-Intermediate Mon,Tues, Weds & Thur 5 weeks

Enquiry Form

If you are interested please complete this enquiry form and we will contact you with details for the next registration session.

These sessions are limited and places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note we cannot guarantee a place to everyone who applies.

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Readson House

Readson House,
96-98 Regent Road,
LE1 7DF (Google Map)

+44 (0) 116 229 7859

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