School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Centre for English Language Education (CELE)

Develop your English language skills at one of the world's top universities.

We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, so you can be sure of the high-quality teaching, facilities and support that we offer.

We welcome high achieving students from across the globe, to study with us as part of our exciting and growing international student community.

CELE students being taught in a classroom

What we offer

  • Presessional English for Academic Purposes (PEAP) courses that take your academic and language skills to the required level –  successful students can progress to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree with us
  • Insessional Academic English Support courses that develop your language skills and academic understanding as you study on your degree programme
  • Credit-bearing modules that enable students studying particular degrees to study English for credits
  • Short specialised courses for students who will not be progressing to academic studies at the University of Nottingham

Find us

CELE is located within the Dearing Building, number 6 on the campus map. CELE also operates at our China and Malaysia campuses.


Joint offers

For some of our presessional courses if you meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for a joint offer.

With a joint offer, you:

  • only need one student visa and CAS
  • take an English language and academic skills presessional course and then go on to your postgraduate taught course
  • have a guaranteed place on your postgraduate taught course
  • will automatically progress to your postgraduate taught course, provided your attendance on the CELE presessional course is at least 80% and you complete all the coursework

Why study with CELE?

  • We are ranked in the top 10 in the UK and top 50 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 
  • As a Nottingham graduate, you will be equipped with essential skills and specialist knowledge which will enable you to achieve your career goals
  • We are situated in the heart of England on a visually stunning and eco-friendly campus, offering you an inspiring and exciting learning environment
  • Our friendly and supportive culture and the many societies run by our Students' Union will give you a great student experience

Centre for English Language Education

Presessional enquiries
Insessional enquiries

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