Language Centre

University of Aberdeen

Language Centre

Providing language training for students, staff and the wider community

Language Centre

The Language Centre has a long history of providing Language Training and support for students, staff and the wider community. We pride ourselves on the friendly and professional services that we provide. For general enquiries, please email us at

We are specialists in academic language and communication:

  • Helping international students develop language and skills for successful study
  • Working with academics to design targeted support for international students
  • Collaborating with Schools to support international partnerships
  • Promoting intercultural understanding across the University

Pre-Sessional Academic English

These courses prepare students to improve language proficiency before starting degree programs.

Our courses help you focus on skills such as: writing structure, source material use, effective academic study, active reading and listening, seminar participation and academic presentation.

Benefits also include: removing the language requirement from your offer, preparing for university life and meeting other international students.

Academic Skills in English (ASkE)

These classes are designed for all international students who have started their degree studies.

The Language Centre offers support with both Academic Writing, and Speaking & Communication Skills. We offer general sessions as well as some sessions specifically related to your degree subject.

Evening Classes

Our Evening Classes are designed for anyone interested in learning a new language or in improving existing language skills. 

Our experienced and friendly language tutors can provide language tuition for beginners through to advanced students.

The courses are open to University of Aberdeen staff, students and the general public.

Intensive Speaking & Listening Course

Dates: February & October 2024

Course Fees includes coursebook, access to additional mobile resources & tuition : £900

- Develop your confidence and ability to communicate in English
- Improve your pronunciation
- Increase your word power
- Practice listening to news reports, discussions and presentations

Please note that these courses are not assessed. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.


Summer School

A two week residential course for students of our partner institutions. 

Dates: 4 August to Sunday 18 August 2024

Boost your communication skills by studying English in the UK. You will find opportunities to practice your English in a city that is both safe and friendly. In weekday classes you will develop your academic communication skills.

Evenings and weekends are filled with social events, excursions, and local trips to learn more about Scotland.

Meet the Team