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International students: English Language Support

English language support

The Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) offers Academic English support to all international students at DMU. Please visit the CELL website for more information.


English for Academic Success

English for Academic Success (EfAS) is the Centre for English Language Learning's  English language support programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Depending on your degree schedule, you can opt for:

  • An 8-week course in academic English, or

  • Two sets of 4-week courses (academic writing or speaking practice)

Self-study materials and videos covering a range of academic English topics are also provided.

Classes also contain group discussions on a range of issues to help boost your confidence in seminar and other speaking skills useful for your ongoing course.

Enrolment for Autumn 2023 courses is currently open on the CELL website.

One-to-one support

CELL also offers 20-minute English Language tutorials for international students. For more information and/or to book, email

Proof Reading

What is proof reading?

Proof reading refers to checking your work for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.It is an important step of your assignment writing process.

Proof reading at DMU

De Montfort University advises against the use of professional proof reading services, or proof reading by third parties (such as friends or relatives). This is because proof reading is an integral part of your writing process and you should take responsibility for it. For these reasons, DMU does not recommend or provide a proof reading service. However, students are permitted to seek assistance with proof reading, with the prior agreement of module tutor.

Support to develop your proof reading skills