Students at the language cafe

Strathlife English Language Teaching

If you need any help with English language then get in touch with our English Language Teaching unit (ELT).

Our ELT provides a range of support classes in academic English and study skills throughout the academic year. These include small group classes on topics such as:-

  • academic writing skills
  • seminar skills and oral presentations
  • listening and note-taking in lectures
  • academic reading and vocabulary development
  • writing up research
  • advanced general English

The ELT also runs classes aimed at specific language learning needs, such as English for Engineering and English for Business.

International students

Pre-arrival and arrival information

If you’re a full-time international student paying overseas fees, you’re entitled to four hours free in sessional class tuition per week. Your department may require you to attend a specific number of hours of English classes to enable you to succeed in your studies.

SOCRATES/ERASMUS students´╗┐ and others paying home fees´╗┐

SOCRATES/ERASMUS students and others paying home fees are entitled to a total of 20 hours of free tuition for the duration of their studies. If you want more than the 20 hours then the charge is £5 per hour. You should ask at your home university if there’s funding for English language classes throughout your period of study in Scotland.


You can also improve your English by self-access study using the audio, video and computer facilities in the Language Centre (Curran building, Level 6, CU612).