English Language Education

Academic Language and Literacies for In-Sessional Study (ALLIS) (Formerly ELSIS)

Free, non-credit bearing courses available for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines at the University of Edinburgh. We have changed the name of this provision in order to more accurately reflect the nature and content of these courses.

Semester 2 Applications 22/23

Applications for the second semester will open on Monday 28th November 2022. Applications for the UG & PG Taught courses will close January 11th 2023, and for the Postgraduate Research courses on 15th January 2023. Places are offered on a first-come-first served basis.​​​​

ALLIS Courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Students

Courses for students on UG and PG Taught programmes.

ALLIS Courses for Postgraduate Research Students

Courses for students on Postgraduate Research programmes.

Referring a student: Information for University Staff

How University Staff can refer a student to an ALLIS course.

Refer a student for ALLIS Courses

Applying for ALLIS Courses

Before applying:

  • Read the ALLIS course descriptions to ensure you choose the courses most appropriate to your needs.

After applying:

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

Please be aware:

  • You must submit a separate application for each course you apply for, and we strongly advise you to only apply to a maximum two courses per semester, or one course in the case of courses for Post Graduate research students.

Independent Study Materials

Course specific self-guided study materials (EASE log-in required)

Access our Independent Study Materials here (secured)