English Language (ESOL) Courses
Study English in the home of Leicester City Football Club!
Leicester College offers intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses. We offer various levels, from entry to advanced. We will help you improve your English language skills to prepare you for further academic or vocational study in the UK. English language skills may also improve your employment opportunities.
ESOL Courses for International Students
Our language courses are offered at a range of levels depending on the student’s existing knowledge. All students are assessed when they arrive to ensure they are placed in a class at the appropriate level. All ESOL courses will enable students to improve their Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing skills in English, as well as their citizenship, employability, and study skills.
We have flexible start and finish dates between September and June. Minimum length of study: four weeks, up to one full academic year.
We also offer intensive IELTS Preparation Courses. These are 11-week courses specifically designed to prepare students for their IELTS exam. The course can be studied alone, or in combination with additional general ESOL classes. Our IELTS Preparation Courses run 3 times per year, commencing in early September, early January and mid-April.
More Information and How to Apply
Detailed information on our English language (ESOL and IELTS preparation programmes) for the 2017-2018 academic year is also available in leaflets in English, English (LCFC), 中文, ภาษาไทย, اللغة العربية, Tiếng Việt, Português or Türk.
To make an application for enrolment, please refer to the How to apply page.
Visa Requirements for ESOL
If you want to study for any ESOL programme for periods up to 11 months (ie up to one academic year full-time), you should apply for a Short-Term Student Visa. Please note that this visa cannot be extended and you cannot apply to transfer onto another type of student visa. You can study English at any level with this type of visa.
Refer to the Visas & Immigration section for more information.