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Language Academy

We offer a range of academic and professional English courses for non-native speakers of English. We also offer training for those seeking to teach English to speakers of other languages.

All courses are designed and delivered by our team of experienced English language specialists to support the development of all learners. The courses are designed for adult learners and students must be 18 years or older prior to the start of any course.

"It’s really fantastic that we can learn and practice English with British people in the UK. Studying at the Language Academy will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life."

Pre-sessional student, now studying for a PhD

English language support services

If English is not your first language and you are looking to improve your English language skills, the Language Academy offers two year-long modules. These modules are also open to members of the public for a fee, and students can take a module as a credit-bearing elective, or as an additional class for a discounted fee. Whichever option you choose there is no difference in the course content.

Year-long modules are available in Upper-Intermediate English (CEFR Level B2) and Advanced English (CEFR Level C1).

English language testing

We have designed and facilitated quality language tests for the University as well as for external organisations, including Ofqual-recognised organisations.

Tests include:

  • General English at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 of the CEFR);
  • English for Academic Purposes: UCLan B1,
  • Test of English Language (TELL) B2 and C1

We can also provide language tests for students who hold an offer with the University that may be subject to meeting a certain English language requirement.

Test of English Language Level - eTELL

The Test of English Language Level (eTELL) is a comprehensive language exam which can be taken by students as a way of fulfilling the English Language Entry Requirements to UCLan. Available at three levels, B1, B2, and C1*, this exam can be used to fulfil the requirements to most UCLan courses.

As this is an online test, you can take this either in a computer-lab at one of our many partner institutions, or in your own home.

*B1 and C1 levels are currently in production and are expected to be available in Spring 2022

Commercial testing

We have extensive experience of working with external organisations to develop bespoke English languages tests; whether you need placement testing, achievement, proficiency or progress tests, we can develop a test for you. As well as expertise in large-scale assessment, we can also provide practice-based assessments for specific purposes.

Contact us

T: +44 (0)1772 894248

E: languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk