School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

English Language Support

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) is part of the School of Education and is an international centre based on three campuses, the UK, Malaysia and China.  

CELE was established over 20 years ago to support international students at the University with their English language needs.  We have grown to be one of the largest specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) providers of its kind in the world, building a reputation as a student-centred organisation committed to empowering its students to succeed in their chosen academic and professional fields. As an international centre, we welcome students, teachers, researchers and visitors from around the world.

We offer a range of programmes for international students from English preparation courses to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and research degrees in the areas of English for Academic Purposes, Academic Literacy, English for Professional Purposes, Intercultural Communication and teacher training. We pride ourselves on high quality teaching which is informed by research conducted by our well qualified and experienced staff.

We invite you to come to CELE to study within a friendly and supportive environment.


Academic English and Study Skills(presessional)


Academic English Support (insessional)


Centre for English Language Education

School of Education
Dearing Building
Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4405
Presessional email: cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Insessional email: cele_insessional@nottingham.ac.uk