School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Preparation and Support in Academic English for your Future Degree

The University of Nottingham's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high quality academic English and study skills preparation and support before and during your studies. We offer:

  • cutting edge courses: specially designed to give you the best preparation and support for your academic programme
  • experienced professional tutors: our tutors understand the challenges of international education and are experts in teaching academic English
  • individual tutorials: integrated into preparation courses and available on support courses
  • a great social programme:  you can take part in a wide variety of social programmes including trips around Nottingham and to York, Liverpool and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • first-class facilities: you can use the University's extensive library, sports centre and other facilities
  • CELE is part of a world-leading School of Education: ranked 28th in the world

Presessional academic English preparation
(before you start your course)

If you are preparing to enter The University of Nottingham in the near future, please visit our information for preparatory academic English courses (presessional courses) to make sure you are ready to begin your degree course.

Find out more about presessional support

Insessional academic English support
(during your course)

If you are already an international student at The University of Nottingham, you may register for FREE academic English support courses (insessional courses) to help you to develop your English language and academic understanding.

Find out more about insessional support



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CELE is located within the Dearing Building (Number 6 on the campus map), Jubilee Campus.

CELE also operates at our China and Malaysia campuses.



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:
insessional email: