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English Language help

For more information on what the Language Centre offers international students, please explore their pages.

The Language Centre

English Language courses and support

The Language Centre

The Language Centre is part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Leeds, and has been providing high quality English support and training in a friendly, caring and academic environment for over twenty years.

The Centre offers support to help students develop their skills in English and other languages. You can improve your language skills by using the audio, video and computer-based materials in the Language Centre's self-access area, and use their online language learning materials.

If your first language is not English, you must take an English Language test in the Language Centre soon after you arrive. If your result shows you would benefit from extra language support, you will be offered a place on a free part-time English course.

The centre also provides free, in-sessional English courses for international students that cover language development, academic writing, essay and dissertation writing. There is also a writing consultation service and workshops on writing for research.

The centre also runs English language preparation programmes for international students that have a place on an academic programme at the University but require an intensive period of English language preparation before the start of their academic studies.

The Language Centre also issues language advice and recommendations to non-native speakers of English.

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