Insessional English Language Support Programme

The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) supports international students currently studying at the University of Leicester

These weekly lessons, workshops, lectures and resources are free of charge.

To find out which options are available to you and when, click on the degree programme you are studying on.



For Undergraduate students
(BA, BSc, LLB)
For Taught Postgraduate students
(MA, MSc, LLM)



For Postgraduate Research students
(PhD, ED. D, MPhil)
For Distance Learning Students
Course dates:
Dates for all support courses for students at the University of Leicester can be found here.

About ELTU support classes

How can the ELTU help me?

Our language support classes ...

  • fit in with your degree timetable and deadlines
  • are related to the topics you study on your degree course
  • focus on the language and skills which will
    • help you to be successful in your studies
    • help you develop strategies and resources to learn English outside class

The ELTU staff work closely with academic departments throughout the university to develop courses that meet your needs as an international student studying at Leicester. Lessons are taught in groups of maximum 20 students, using modern communicative language teaching methods.

How much does it cost?

ELTU courses and language supports are provided free of charge to current students of the University of Leicester.

How do I apply?

Online registration will open on Monday 2nd October 2017.

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Pre-sessional Programme

Apply now for full-time English Study starting in January 2018.

  • Module ABCD (40 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 4.0
  • Module BCD (30 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 4.5
  • Module CD (20 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 5.0