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.
Please note: Due to the latest changes regarding the ongoing N-Covid-19 situation in the UK, we are pleased to announce all ELCOS Pre-sessional and Language Improvement courses will be in-person from our September 27th 2021 intake date and students wishing to join our courses will be expected to come to Bangor and be ready to start face to face classes before the final registration date listed on your CAS/Offer letter. We will organise our classes in such a way as to ensure compliance with the latest Health & Safety guidance. In addition to your ELCOS classes you will also be welcome to attend any events organised by the university or the Students’ Union. We look forward to welcoming you!
Please keep checking our web pages for updated information.
Update: Please note that in addition to our in-person classes, there will be an online only option for our summer 2022 Pre-Sessional English courses (June/July/August to September) – Please see our pre-sessional course pages for more information.
*Whichever course you choose, Please be sure to select the correct option for your choice in the application portal as you will not be able to change your decision after your application has been processed.
For the latest university information regarding Covid-19, please see our Covid-19 information web pages.
We offer a variety of courses to suit all levels of English learners. Find out more
We are located in a beautiful environment with great transport links to major cities.
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What our students have to say
"Learning English from very friendly and supportive teachers who put so much effort to help and made things interesting and fun for us was a good luck for me."