English Language Teaching Unit

College and Life Sciences and College of Science and Engineering

English language support courses and classes for international postgraduate researcher students and staff at the University of Leicester

Courses and support

Check the table at the bottom of this page to find out what courses and support you can access, and click on the specific support you are interested in for more details.

Availability and registration

Check the availability of the support and registration information on the Insessional English Language Support Programme homepage.


If you are not sure which support is suitable for you, please contact us by emailing insessional@le.ac.uk.

Course / Support
Who is it for?                                                                        

Academic English for PGR

Academic English for Postgraduate Research Students & Staff in:

  • College of Life Sciences (CLS)
  • College of Science & Engineering (CSE)
PGR Presentation Courses  
Work on your academic presentation skills
PGR Workshops  
First year research students. The  workshop looks at writing a Literature Review.

Academic English for Specific Skills:
EL7040 Grammar
EL7060 Speaking
EL7070 Vocabulary

You would like to develop your English by focusing on a specific skill.

EL7030 Academic Writing Lectures

You have not done a course at the ELTU, or you are unsure about what academic writing is.

EL7080 Academic English for Maths

This course is open to students who need to know mathematical terms
EL7090 English for Employability  This course is open to all non-native English speaking international students. To prepare for work placement, summer internships and employment.
Writing Consultation
You have completed a draft of an academic assignment and would like feedback from an English language tutor 
Virtual Self-Access Centre (VSAC) 
You are looking for online resources to help you to develop your academic English 

Learning Development Workshops
Researcher Development

You are a native speaker of English or you are confident in your academic English. You would like support to develop your Academic skills


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