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Welcome to the English Language Centre.

King’s has a long history of welcoming international students, and the ELC is proud to play an important part in this tradition.  

Entering a new study environment can be challenging, not only in terms of language but also in terms of adjusting to a new academic culture.  

The ELC prepares and supports students in both these areas through programmes ranging from the full-time Pre-master’s and Foundations to the 5, 10, 15 and 20 week Pre-sessional programmes.

The ELC is regularly inspected by the British Council and has been named a 2014 Centre of Excellence (pdf 203kb), putting us in the top 20 of similar institutions in the UK. 

With our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers you can be sure that you are taking the best first step towards study in the UK.

I look forward to welcoming you to the ELC and working with you to realise your full potential at King’s.

Nina McDermott
English Language Centre Director

The English Language Centre is regularly inspected and rated by the British Council.

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