English Language Education

English Language Support for International Students (ELSIS)

Free, non-credit bearing courses available for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh, whose first language is not English.

Applications for Semester 1, 2018/19 ELSIS courses will open on Monday 17th September. Please visit again at this time - you will be able to apply using our online application form.

 

Before applying, make sure you:

  • Have read the ELSIS course descriptions to ensure you choose the courses most appropriate to your needs
  • Have checked your upcoming timetable to ensure your ELSIS courses won’t clash with your other commitments

 Please be aware:

  • You must submit a separate application for each course you apply for, and we strongly advise you not to apply for more than two courses in a Semester
  • You can only choose one class option per course
  • Courses will be taught at the Holyrood campus

After submitting your application:

  • Please be patient – we will contact you after the application deadline to confirm if you have been given a place and the classroom location. Check your email after the application deadline for further communications from us

 

Would you like more information about ELSIS courses?

Come along to the ELSIS Welcome Event during Welcome Week and meet ELSIS Course Directors. They will offer advice about which course is right for you. Wednesday 12 September from 2pm - 4pm, Room G43, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Holyrood Campus. 

 

Course dates, criteria and application details

The below dates indicate the course options available, and deadlines for submitting your application:

ELSIS Course (Semester 1, 2018/19) Course Dates

Application Criteria

Application Form Application Deadline
Academic Writing for International Students

6 week course

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, starting 31st October

or

Fridays, 2-4pm, starting 2nd November
Places given on a first come first served basis Click here to apply 21st October
Better Pronunciation

Cancelled

N/A N/A

N/A

Grammar for Academic Writing

5 week course

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, starting 31st October

or

Fridays, 2-4pm, starting 2nd November
Priority given to students with low TEAM scores Click here to apply 21st October
Listening to Lectures and Note-taking

4 week course

Mondays, 4-6pm, starting 15th October

or

Tuesdays, 4-6pm, starting 16th October
Priority given to students with low TEAM scores Applications Now Closed 7th October
Presentation Skills

4 week course

Tuesdays, 4-6pm, starting 6th November

or

Thursdays, 4-6pm, starting 8th November
Places given on a first come first served basis Click here to apply 28th October
Seminar Discussion Skills

6 week course

Mondays, 2-4pm, starting 5th November

or

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, starting 7th November
Places given on a first come first served basis Click here to apply 28th October
Social Speaking Skills

5 week course

Mondays, 2-4pm, starting 29th October

or

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, starting 31st October
Places given on a first come first served basis Click here to apply 21st October
Writing a First Year PhD Report

7 week course

Fridays, 2-4pm, starting 2nd November
Only PhD students should apply. Places given on a first come first served basis Click here to apply 24th October
Writing Up a PhD: Reviewing Literature

5 week course

Mondays, 2-4pm, starting 29th October
Only PhD students who have passed their First Year Board should apply. Places given on a first come first served basis Click here to apply 21st October

 

Semester 2 courses

Information about our Semester 2, 2018/19  ELSIS courses will be available in early December 2018. Please check back at this time.