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Welcome to ELCOS

The English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) provides English language courses and study skills for international students at Bangor University.

We aim to improve our students’ language ability and skills, introduce them to British culture, and to the academic skills needed to study in the UK. We also support international students who are on academic courses at Bangor University. Our students enjoy high quality courses and support, and soon become part of the exciting and friendly community of Bangor University.

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About ELCOS

We aim to improve our students’ language ability and skills, introduce them to British culture, and to the academic skills needed to study in the UK. We also support international students who are on academic courses at Bangor University. Our students enjoy high quality courses and support, and soon become part of the exciting and friendly community of Bangor University.

Girls studying in library

High quality teaching

ELCOS is a member of BALEAP, the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes, and belongs to IATEFL, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

Within the university, we work closely with the International Education CentreUNDEB the Students' Union, and with academic schools.

Being a student at ELCOS Bangor University was for me more than being a mere student of English language. It is an immersion in such aspects of culture that you got involved in a way you don’t feel tired or bored while you’re learning and also make you feel inspired to use your new skills to help others.

Marcelo Granado Quieroz, from Brazil

Read what our students feel about their experience

Contact us

English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS), Bangor University, 43 & 45 College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK LL57 2AP

How to contact us at the English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS):

English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS), Bangor University, 43 & 45 College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK LL57 2AP

See what is going on at our social media pages:

 Facebook – Language learners page

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