English Language Centre

King's College London University of London

The English Language Centre is accredited by the British Council. We offer tuition in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) throughout the year. This includes a university foundation course for undergraduates and postgraduates, and a Pre-sessional summer course which is also accredited by BALEAP (the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes). In addition, we service the English language needs of various external commercial, legal and other institutions by designing and teaching tailor-made courses. The ELC has founded and established a highly successful and innovative MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics and has been instrumental in establishing the Institute for Applied Language Studies under whose auspices it is now taught. We are also very actively involved in language teacher training/education, periodically running a range of pre- and in-service training courses for native and overseas teachers. Moreover, we are a thriving centre for Cultural Studies, collaborating with the British Council and with other universities and colleges world-wide, and publishing extensively.

King's College boasts a long tradition of teaching English to international students dating back to the mid-1930s. In 1987 the English Language Centre (ELC) was established as a department within the School of Humanities and has since grown considerably in terms of both its staff/student body as well as the types and variety of its courses. Today, the Centre prides itself on being a highly professional department that delivers courses of the highest quality via experienced and committed teachers.

Studying at King's

King's College London offers one of the widest range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level that you will find at any university in the United Kingdom. Choosing to study at King's will bring you to a university that is committed to high quality education in a stimulating learning environment and which seeks to contribute and serve society through its teaching and research.

We have over 17, 000 students: some 12, 400 undergraduates and 4, 700 postgraduates, including students coming to King's as part of their degree on study abroad, exchange and elective programmes.

Our prime, central position beside the River Thames brings outstanding advantages, and as a student at King's you will enjoy the excellent social and cultural opportunities of the capital.


English for Academic Purposes

Diploma in English & Academic Studies


Pre-sessional Summer Courses for Overseas Students


Exam preparation

Business English Course

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English course


In-sessional classes

In-sessional English for King's Students

Legal English Writing Skills for LLM Students

English for Examinations


Teacher training

MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics (Department of Education and Professional Studies)


English Language Centre,

King's College London,

26-29 Drury Lane,

London WC2B 5RL


+44 (0) 20-7848 1600,


+44 (0) 20-7848 1601




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King's College London


English Language Centre,

King's College London,

26-29 Drury Lane,

London WC2B 5RL


+44 (0) 20-7848 1600,


+44 (0) 20-7848 1601

Email: elc@kcl.ac.uk

Web: www.kcl.ac.uk /elc


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