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English Language Services for International Students (ELSIS)

English Language Services for International Students (ELSIS)


Free English classes and one-to-one tutorials in person and on-line for all international students at MMU.

ELSIS is designed specifically to help international students get the most out of their time at MMU. With better English you can read faster and more effectively, write better assignments and theses, and get more from lectures and seminars. This can lead to better results in exams and assignments. It also makes your studying here more enjoyable and leads to better employment prospects when you return home.


We focus on the skills needed for good quality academic writing, listening, reading, and speaking, as well as grammar instruction. Qualified and experienced tutors teach classes during the autumn and spring terms and one-to-one individual writing consultations are available during the third term and summer. Wherever you are based at the university, you can find help.


Watch this video presentation on ELSIS and how we can help international students studying at MMU:


We offer three types of support:


1. Face-to-face Courses


Read more about ELSIS face-to-face courses


2. Writing Consultations


Read more and book a writing consultations


3. Study independently online


We have uploaded some very good digital materials aimed at improving international students’ academic writing skills. These are suitable for international students with a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or above.

> Access moodle

If you cannot access the Moodle area for ELSIS, contact your nearest student hub.


Useful Links:


Watch a short video to see how ELSIS has helped an international student

View an example of a student’s work that has been improved by ELSIS

International Students