English Language Support Programme
The English Language Support Programme (ELSP), delivered by the School of Literature and Languages, provides tailored English language support to all Surrey students registered on undergraduate or postgraduate courses. It is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language.
What is the English Language Support Programme?
The purpose of ELSP is to provide the tailored English language support you need during your time at Surrey. There is no compulsory homework and there are no assessments. All students who enrol in writing classes are entitled to one-to-one tutorials with our expert tutors in English for academic purposes. At the end of each course you can download an attendance certificate.
ELSP courses to suit your needs
In addition to the essential and supplementary skills courses listed here, we work with many Schools and Departments to offer ELSP courses to support you in your own subject area, e.g. Management, Economics and Engineering.
Establishing your needs and registration
At the beginning of your course, normally during Welcome Week, we will invite you to take some online diagnostic tests to help you identify the courses which you are most likely to benefit from. Courses last from 4 to 9 weeks, and mainly consist of one 50-minute lesson per week, although some courses are for 2 hours per week. Courses run in both semesters and you may enrol in a maximum of 3 courses per semester. Enrolment is online.
Enrolment and timetable
Registration is online (please click on the "Pre-course test & Enrolment" link at the top of this page) and opens on 22nd January 2018. You can download a copy of our timetable here.
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