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 1 Applications 22/23

Applications will open in September 2022 for all available ALLIS coures. 

ALLIS Courses for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Students

Courses for those on UG and PG Taught programmes.

ALLIS Courses for Postgraduate Research Students

Courses for those 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)