The Centre for English Language Education helps develop your academic skills and language before you start university, preparing you for the demands of academic study in a range of disciplines at all levels. We also offer academic language and communication skills support during your studies.


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Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses

Take your academic and language skills to the level required for your degree.

Pre-sessional courses
CELE students in classroom with teacher
Academic Language and Communication Skills

Continue to develop your academic skills while studying your degree.

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Studying online

Online study is available for our pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses. Students taking an online course will not need to travel to the UK.

Studying online
Credit-bearing modules

These modules are available to students studying particular courses, to enhance language skills and develop specialist knowledge that is relevant to your degree.

Credit-bearing modules
Our team

The Centre for English Language Education team has colleagues from many different countries, many of whom are multilingual and are experts in English language teaching.

The team



About the Centre for English Language Education


We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, which ensures high-quality teaching, facilities and support.

Our strengths were recognised in course design, quality management, learning resources and the experience, skills and knowledge of our teaching team.

We are also a member of English UK, the national membership association of accredited English language teaching (ELT) centres in the UK.

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Our students

  • Our pre-sessional students come from over 25 countries, creating a truly global and diverse student population
  • Over 98% stay at Nottingham to go on to study their degree with us
  • We provide continued support throughout your degree, with over 7,000 bookings in the last three years for courses or consultations to improve academic language and communications skills