Welcome to ELCOS

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

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

At ELCOS we provide pre-sessional coursespathways to studygeneral English coursessummer schoolsin-sessional modules, and a writing advice service. 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.

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 Centre, UNDEB the Student Union, and with academic schools.

Bangor University is on the beautiful North Wales coast, between Snowdonia National Park and the Menai Straits. It is a very attractive location if you are interested in outdoor activities, or just enjoy a lovely view. Great cities, such as Manchester and Liverpool, are easily accessible and London is only a three-hour train journey away.

In the video, ELCOS students describe their experiences studying English here. You can also follow our Faceboo, Twitter and Instagram profiles to find out more about the student experience at ELCOS.

ELCOS Video

About elcos

ELCOS: Providing English language learning  . . . and bridging cultures.