Free General English Classes

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

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
September - December 2018 Elementary Mon, Thur & Fri 7 weeks Registration is now closed
Pre-Intermediate Tues, Weds & Thur 10 weeks
Intermediate Mon, Thur & Fri 7 weeks
Upper-Intermediate Tues, Weds & Thur 10 weeks
17 January - 3 April 2019 Pre-Intermediate Tues, Weds & Thur 10 weeks Registration is now closed
Upper-Intermediate Tues, Weds & Thur 10 weeks
June - July 2019 Pre-Intermediate Mon,Tues, Weds & Thur 5 weeks Registration event on the 4th June.
Upper-Intermediate Mon,Tues, Weds & Thur 5 weeks


Enquiry Form

You can complete the enquiry form for any future courses and we will email you about the registration dates. Please click here


Registration Event

Are you interested in free English classes? Come to our Registration Event on the 4th of June and sign up.

When? 4th June 2019 from 2PM to 4PM.

Where? Prospect House, 94 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA

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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Presessional Classlists

Information for Module D Undergraduate students arriving in July 2019.


Click the link to find your classroom.

Postgraduate Afternoon classlist


Undergraduate Afternoon classlist

Job Opportunities at the ELTU

The ELTU has a vacancy for an EAP tutor for::

  • Module D (10 weeks) starting now until 13th September 2019.
  • Module E (6 weeks) 1st August to 13th September 2019.

For further information or to apply, please contact James Lambert,

Airport Pick-up Service

The ELTU offers an Airport Pick-up service for Module D and Module E students.  The services will pick up students from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport.

Please find more information here.

Airport Pick-up (2)