Welcome to the English Language Unit

English Language modules are available as electives to undergraduate students and as credit-bearing modules for postgraduate students. The English Language Unit also provides core modules for students on the Humanities and Social Science Foundation Year, a teacher training course leading to the Trinity College London CertTESOL and, in conjunction with Keele International, short on-site language and culture programmes for overseas partner universities.

Please note - All English classes are restricted to 20 students maximum.


Undergraduate Modules

The English Language Unit is dedicated to providing the English Language guidance and support international students may require to ensure success with their studies while at Keele.

We offer modules in English for Academic Purposes, Academic English for Business and Cultural Studies.

 For further details please click the links below.



Postgraduate Modules

For international postgraduates, the English Language Unit provides a range of modules at various levels, each specifically designed to meet the needs of postgraduate students and researchers and scheduled at times that are convenient to them.  

Modules focus on developing the language and academic skills international postgraduate students and researchers will rely upon for success on their degree programmes, including writing and research skills, avoiding plagiarism, handling large quantities of reading, spoken expression and understanding British academic conventions.

Modules are offered on a 1- or 2-semester basis and enrolment is made by recommendation of the English Language Unit.  There are no additional fees for these modules and a Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful candidates at the conclusion of each module. 

For enrolment enquiries please contact the ELU Postgraduate Administrator (elu@keele.ac.uk).

Click here to view a video detailing Postgraduate English Language study.


Foundation Year

Foundation Year Classes

The Language Learning Unit provides core modules for students on the Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation Year programmes to guide these students in developing the writing and academic skills they will need for success on their chosen principal courses.  Topics covered include academic writing and research skills, seminar discussion strategies and oral presentation skills.


  • Introduction to Writing for Humanities and Social Sciences Students.
  • Seminar Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences Students.
  • Oral Communication Skills for Academic Study.
  • Language Development for Academic Study.
  • Academic Skill Development for International Students.


Click here for further details.


For more information about these and other Foundation Year programmes at Keele please click here.