Short Courses and Summer Schools

English language and professional training courses in the UK.

The English Language Teaching Unit runs short courses in English Language and Professional Development.


International Summer ProgrammesShort Courses

The University of Leicester offers four exciting international summer programmes aimed at improving English levels and giving an introduction to life in the UK.

All courses are open to all aged 18 or over with a minimum IELTS of 4.5, or equivalent (4.0 for the Leicester Discovering International Summer Programme)

We are experienced in designing and delivering short courses to meet the specific requirements of educational institutions and other organisations from a range of countries.

As well as English language teaching, we also have expertise in teacher training and professional development.

Courses can be delivered in the UK, overseas or online.

Leicester International Summer School

A three week course, focusing on the discovery of British culture and the development of general English skills.

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Types of Short Courses

  • English Language Training
  • English Language Teacher Training
  • English Language Training for specific purposes.

English for Medics International Summer Programme

A three week course aimed at medical students and professionals, designed to improve both general and medical-specific English.

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Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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English for Engineers International Summer Programme

A three week course aimed at engineering students and professionals, designed to improve both general and engineering-specific English.

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EAP Teacher Development Programme

A two week course to give English teachers an insight into the world of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) teaching and to develop their teaching skills in a British university environment.

Leicester Discovery International Summer Programme

A three week course for students with lower English levels giving an introduction to life at a British university while improving English language skills.

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About ELTU

  • High level of facilities in one of Britain's top-ranked Universities

  • Experienced and qualified staff

  • Quality accredited by the British Council
  • Contacts at local and national level

  • English syllabus developed for specific needs of your students

  • Close to city centre and transport links

Facilities include

  • Modern, fully media-equipped classrooms
  • Free internet and email access
  • Free access to Library
  • Case Studies

Client: Royal Jordanian Air Force
Syllabus: Advanced Military and General English for Pilots and Air Traffic Control
Duration: 3 weeks, 22 hours classroom time per wee
Extras: Transfers; Visits to local sites of interest

Client: Turkish Ministry of the Interior
Syllabus: Intermediate to Advanced General English
Duration: 1 year, 21 hours per week
Extras: Transfers; Visits to a local school, City Council, National Health Service, Parliament, Police Headquarters, Prison.

Client: Nantong University
Syllabus: English for Science research. English for University Staff
Subject Lectures in Infection, Immunology and Inflammation
Duration: 11 weeks
Extras: Transfers; Social event. Professional visits

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Job Opportunities at the ELTU

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

  • Module E (6 weeks) 2nd August to 14th September 2018.

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.

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Next Courses

Pre-sessional Programme

Apply now for full-time English Study starting in July and August 2018.

  • Module CD (20 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 5.0
  • Module D (10 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 5.5
  • Module E (6 weeks) - entry requirement IELTS 6.0