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: six weeks, up to one full academic year. Note that our ESOL teaching finishes in late May for exams in June and, unfortunately, we don’t offer courses over the summer.
We also offer a intensive IELTS Preparation Course. This is an 11-week course 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 Course runs 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) is also available in leaflets in English, English (LCFC), 中文, ภาษาไทย, اللغة العربية, Tiếng Việt, Português, Türk or Español.
To make an application for enrolment, please refer to the international How to apply page.
Visa Requirements for ESOL
To study an ESOL programme programme with us, you will need either a Short-term Study Visa or a Standard Visitor Visa, depending on length of study – we will advise you which visa to apply for during the application process. Please note that these visa types cannot be extended, and you cannot apply to transfer onto another type of visa. You can study English at any level.
Refer to the Visas & Immigration section for more information.