English Language Training Services

Welcome to ELTS, English Language Training Services

An excellent place to study

ELTS is a British Council accredited language centre which will help you to develop the skills and confidence you need to achieve personal excellence at Swansea University. We help international students to improve their English language and study skills and make sure they understand how to study successfully in an award-winning UK university. ELTS is also an authorised Cambridge English exam centre and trains new teachers to achieve the CELTA qualification, enabling them to become successful English language teachers.

Our programmes are all designed to maximise your study success. We offer year-round and summer pre-sessional programmes, summer General English programmes and the Cambridge English CELTA teacher training award. You can also continue to study and improve your English when your degree begins by following free Academic Success Programme courses at the Centre for Academic Success.

Find out more about ELTS' accreditations and our CELTA Teacher Training courses.

If you are already following courses at Swansea University, find out about the free courses and support offered by the Academic Success Programme run by the Centre for Academic Success.

An excellent place to live

Swansea is a beautiful and safe place to live. With excellent access to international airports, Swansea is a university city located in an area of outstanding natural beauty where you can study hard and relax in your free time in a friendly and secure environment. With lots to do and a low cost of living, Swansea is a great choice for international students.

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An excellent university

Swansea University is an excellent choice for international foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students. We are a world-class research-led university and winners in 2013 of the UK THELMA Outstanding Student Services Award, Swansea University is a top 500 world university and we are in the top half of UK universities for levels of student satisfaction. Find out more about what makes us an excellent university by reading Swansea University's rankings and ratings page.

Year Round Pre-sessional Programmes

Develop your academic skills and academic English ability. October, January and April start dates

Summer General English

2, 4 and 6 week Summer General English courses with trips to places of interest and other social events

Summer Academic Pre-sessional Programmes

Intensive academic summer preparation courses before you start your university course

CELTA Teacher Training

The internationally recognised Cambridge teacher training course for English language teachers