English Language Support Services

English Language Support Services

Breaking down the language barriers in academic study and everyday life.

The University has introduced an English Language Support Service to help assist with the language needs of International and European University students. There are a range of opportunities to improve both academic and general English with taught yearlong modules starting in September, and regular one-to-one tutorials and workshops throughout the year. 

As well as this, the UCLan TESOL team (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) offers General English classes supported by trainee teachers under supervision, which are available to members of the public as well as students. 

See below for more information. Participants must be aged 18 or above for all listed events.

English Language Support

The Language Academy offers English Language Support designed to address specific issues you may be having with use of English in an academic setting.

All events are supported by a team specialist academics of English Language who are trained to assess and help with your personal language needs.

English Language Modules

Choose to study an English Language module to improve your skills throughout the academic year*. Yearlong modules available:

  • Advanced English
  • Upper-Intermediate English
  • English for Specific Academic Purposes

*Taught English Language modules are only available for September start and you are required to enrol by the University‚Äôs enrolment deadline. For information about the English Language modules, please contact languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk or contact C&THub@uclan.ac.uk to find out how to enrol.

One-to-one Tutorials

Tutorials are a twenty-minute session of personalised English Language Support with one of the Language Academy's expert Academic English tutors. Tell us what you need help with and we will tailor our support.

PLEASE NOTE: Tutorials are requested by referral on Starfish, either by a course tutor or self-referral. For more information contact the Language Academy via email at languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk.



English Language Workshops

The workshops are themed, focusing on particular language skills that you will need to improve your Writing and Speaking in assignments. There is no need to enrol or register! Attend any of the sessions as much as you like across the academic year.

Language Workshops Timetable (.pdf)

General English Classes

These free English classes are for students and members of the public who do not speak English as their first language. Facilitated by the TESOL team at UCLan, the classes range from Elementary and Pre-intermediate levels to Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Develop your General English and build confidence in all skills
  • All learning material will be provided
  • You can attend as many classes as you wish
  • Teachers are trainees under supervision
  • Certificates of Attendance provided for each 10 hours of lessons attended

For information on class times and locations, please contact TESOL@uclan.ac.uk.