Language Centre

Summer pre-sessional teaching (July - September 2021)

During summer 2021, if COVID-19 restrictions allow, we’ll use a blended teaching method. This means that some of your study will be online with weekly live online classes and consultations. Independent study is an important element of these courses and you’ll have opportunities for face-to-face teaching or consultations on campus from August 2021. This will include at least one on-campus meeting a week with your tutors and other students.

If circumstances permit, throughout the summer there'll be opportunities to meet students on campus for social activities.

Please note that if COVID-19 restrictions change, any on-campus teaching, meetings or activities may be delivered online. 

If you’re not able to travel to the UK due to COVID-19 or travel restrictions in your country, you’ll be able to complete your pre-sessional course online.

Read preparation and arrival information for summer 2021.

10-week summer pre-sessional courses

If you’re studying a 10-week pre-sessional course, the first four weeks will be taught fully online. For the final six weeks of your course (from 2 August 2021) if COVID-19 restrictions allow, we’ll use the blended teaching method described previously.

6-week summer pre-sessional courses

If you’re studying a 6-week pre-sessional course, if covid-19 restrictions allow, we’ll use the blended teaching method described previously.

I like the live sessions, because we can communicate with our teachers, and try to express our ideas in English.

Yiqing, studying postgraduate pre-sessional English online

Language Centre

We can help you improve your English language skills, whether you’re preparing for an academic degree or want to get better at English for every day situations.

Study a pre-sessional undergraduate English course or pre-sessional postgraduate English course to prepare for an academic degree.

Improve your day-to-day communication skills in English and learn more about British culture with our General English course or English for Life online course

Develop your confidence in using academic language or learn a new language while you are doing your degree.

Our Language Zone gives you access to advice and resources to learn a language.

Our courses have start dates throughout the year.

Our teaching

The University of Leeds has been teaching academic English to international students for almost 50 years. The Language Centre is part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and our teaching staff contribute to academic research in language teaching. This research informs our course content, which means you’ll receive high quality teaching designed to help you get the most out of your studies.

Hear from our staff and students

Take a look at the facilities and learn more about the courses we offer. Watch this video on YouKu.


Find us

Our postal address is Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, LS2 9JT. Find us on our interactive campus map. You can also email us at langc@leeds.ac.uk.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK