School of Education
Centre for English Language Education

Academic Language and Communication Skills (Insessional Academic English Support)

CELE students in a classroom with teacher

Every year our courses and one-to-one consultations help thousands of students to achieve their academic potential in their degree studies. 

Why take an academic skills course with CELE?

  • Courses are free and have no assignments
  • Courses are scheduled to fit in with your busy schedule
  • Materials are researched and produced in collaboration with faculties and schools
  • Our tutors are experienced EAP (English for Academic Purposes) specialists
  • You will receive a downloadable certificate for each course you take
  • You can book one-to-one consultations
  • We provide distance learning materials on Moodle

We offer the following courses in Term 3 and Term 4

  • Dissertation Writing for MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), MA Education and MA Educational Leadership and Management  (ELM) - School of Education
  • Dissertation Writing for LLM courses  - School of Law
  • Dissertation Writing for MSc courses - Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)
  • Dissertation Writing - Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE)
  • Dissertation Writing - Faculty of Arts
  • Dissertation Writing - Faculty of Science
  • Dissertation Writing - Faculty of Engineering
  • PhD First Year Report - School of Medicine
  • PhD First Year Report - School of Biosciences
  • PhD First Year Report - School of Pharmacy
  • Effective Academic Reading
  • Academic Vocabulary Skills
  • Social Conversation Skills
  • Improving Pronunciation


Shasha Li

Shasha Li
Course Leader


David Bowen
Deputy Course Leader


Richard Lee

John Rabone

John Rabone


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A student's view of our courses

“After taking the insessional courses and consultations, I was much more confident and competent when planning my essays and reports in terms of looking for sources, structuring my texts, using academic language and writing critically.”
Li Chen, MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2019/20

Centre for English Language Education

Presessional enquiries
Insessional enquiries

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