Information for Current Students

Please note that you must be enrolled on a course of study at the University of Lincoln to be eligible for the services listed below. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact

For more information on all the services listed below, visit the English Language Centre website.

Diagnostic English language assessment (LELA) and Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for current students

This 45 minute assessment is part of the registration process for the In-Sessional courses. The Lincoln English Language Assessment (LELA) is a short test that will help determine which In-Sessional courses will be most helpful to you, and which level of course you should attend (intermediate, upper-intermediate or advanced). Students must register to take the LELA before attending In-Sessional courses.

In-Sessional Courses & Workshops

We know that studying at university can be challenging. We can help you gain confidence in communicating effectively in your academic studies.

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

The English Language Centre offers a range of courses, as well as a regular drop-in service if you need individual support. All of our courses and services are free to University of Lincoln students. This includes the following courses (subject to change):

  • Writing and Grammar for Academic English
  • Culture and Conversation
  • Active Listening
  • Better Pronunciation
  • Critical Reading
  • English for Dissertation Writing
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Seminar Discussion Skills

Places on the courses are limited, therefore you must register your place. Details of current courses and how to register can be found on the English Language Centre website.

Successful completion of ELC in-sessional courses can count towards the Lincoln Award International. For more information about this, visit the Careers & Employability website.

Drop in Service

Our experienced English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors offer individual consultations to help you with a variety of English language issues, including academic writing for assignments. For more information, please visit the English Language Centre website


We organise reasonably-priced coach trips to other UK cities throughout the academic year. For more information about our trips, please visit the English Language Centre website