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English Language Centre

University of Lincoln English language requirements

The English Language Centre (ELC) provides a range of support for all of our international students. Our services are designed to help students to improve in all areas of their English language and academic study skills.

The friendly and experienced ELC team is based within Student Services. We are here to guide your learning using a variety of methods, ensuring you have every opportunity to succeed on your course.

The ELC offers the following areas of English language support for international students:

In-Sessional English Language Centre Workshops

We know that studying in a foreign language can be very difficult. We also know that during your time in Lincoln, you will want to improve your language skills, understand British culture better, and take the opportunity to meet other students from all over the world.


At the English Language Centre, we offer a range of courses and workshops, as well as a regular Drop-in service if you need individual support. All of our courses and services are completely free and run throughout the academic year.

Main courses

  • Academic English
  • Culture and Conversation
  • Grammar for Academic English

Short courses

  • Active Listening
  • Advanced Academic Writing
  • Better Pronunciation
  • Critical Thinking
  • English for Dissertation Writing
  • Effective Presentation Skills

Please note that you must be an enrolled international student at the University of Lincoln to be eligible for these courses.

Drop in and 1:1 Writing Support

If you need individual help with any English language problem, the ELC’s Drop in is the perfect place to go. Our experienced, well qualified team of teachers can advise you on any language issue.

The drop-in service is available to all international students who are enrolled onto a University of Lincoln course.

University of Lincoln English Language Requirements

Lincoln English Language Proficiency Test (LELPT)

Under some circumstances, it may be possible for students wishing to attend the University of Lincoln to undertake an English Language test, on campus, which could be used as evidence of English Language ability.

This test is not a substitute for the university’s Pre-sessional (PEASS) English courses or other reputable English language tests, which may be more suitable for a prospective student. Please note that the test is not transferable to another institution.

There are four test dates available in 2016:

• 9th June
• 7th July
• 28th July
• 11th August

We welcome all enquiries about the test, which should be made to the English Language Centre: englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 886102.