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 help you develop your use of academic language and communication skills
  • Materials are researched and produced in collaboration with faculties and schools
  • Courses are free and have no assignments
  • Courses are scheduled to fit in with your busy schedule
  • Our tutors are experienced EAP (English for Academic Purposes) specialists
  • You will receive a downloadable certificate for each course you take
  • We provide distance learning materials on Moodle

We offer the following courses in Term 1

  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Academic Writing: Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine (Sutton Bonington)
  • Academic Writing: Science and Engineering
  • Academic Vocabulary Skills
  • Improving Pronunciation
  • Listening: Academic Focus
  • Effective Academic Reading
  • Effective Academic Presentation
  • Academic Discussion Skills
  • Academic Writing: Planning an Assignment
  • Academic Writing: Synthesising Sources
  • Academic Writing: Achieving Clarity
  • Academic Writing: Grammatical Accuracy
  • Academic Writing: Research Writing
  • Grammar Review
  • Social Conversation Skills



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