Insessional English Language Support Programme

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

About the Insessional Academic English support classes

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
  • How much does it cost?

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

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

    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.

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    Arrival information for Pre-sessional Students

    Information for Pre-sessional Programme Module A, B and C students starting on 7 January 2018.

    Arrival info

    Next Courses

    Pre-sessional Programme

    Apply now for full-time English Study starting in January 2019.

    • 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
    Free English Classes

    The ELTU is offering free General English classes.

    Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate classes, starting Thursday 17 January

    For more information, including when and how to register click here.