English Language Teaching Unit

Why Leicester

Come to Leicester and we’ll make your time here unforgettable. You’ll leave with a renewed sense of purpose, greater confidence, and drive to tackle whatever life throws at you. The University of Leicester hosts a friendly campus, with sport, social and academic facilities to meet your needs. The English Language Teaching Unit is ranked among the top departments of its kind in the UK by the British Council.

Small class sizes

Smaller class sizes mean greater potential for growth. Learn by interacting with your tutor and classmates. You will be taught by qualified professional English language teachers.


Scholarships are available for 2024 international summer programmes.

University facilities 

Participants are registered as students of the University and have access to various facilities such as our award-winning David Wilson library.

Social programme

We designed an inclusive social programme just for you! You will meet new friends, get to know the city and explore the UK with your classmates. All the social activities are included in your fees.

Local feel, global mindset

Leicester has a thriving international community waiting to welcome you. No matter how far you’ve come, we want you to feel at home and we provide specialist staff to make sure you enjoy the best experience possible.

British Council

Our courses are accredited by the British Council for teaching English in the UK.

Cheaper living costs

Leicester’s living costs are low in comparison to other UK cities. In fact, it’s consistently rated one of the most affordable cities in the UK.

In the heart of the UK

Just over an hour's train ride from London, and within reach of major airports, Leicester is central and accessible. The city is cycle friendly and has excellent transport links.

Every kind of help

At the University of Leicester we value your time and want to ensure you feel supported. We offer welfare support, academic assistance, or just everyday advice – we’re here for whatever you need.

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