English Language Education

Supporting your students

We offer current University of Edinburgh students English language support to assist study.

English Language Support for International Students

If School staff feel a student needs help with English, the Programme Director / Personal Tutor / Supervisor can refer the student to us at Mike.Garbutt@ed.ac.uk

Please provide us with the following information:

 - Student name, number, nationality and programme, and which ELSIS course(s) you wish to refer the student to and why. 

The student will then be offered ELSIS tuition, or independent study materials and advice.

Specialised English Language Support 

We can also provide specialised courses for students according to remits supplied by academic staff.

These are some of the ways in which ELE has supported Schools: Our specialist Academic Writing Courses are designed in close cooperation with School Programme directors to enable postgraduate taught students to work through tasks on how to construct good essays, to produce a mock essay, and have it marked by experienced School tutors / lecturers. The courses are primarily intended for students with English as a foreign language, but ANY interested student who wants to improve their essay writing skills may benefit.

We currently run courses tailored for the School of Social and Political Science taught Masters programmes, for the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine MSc by Research, and for Education Language Masters programmes.

Contact us ELEInfo@ed.ac.uk for more information.