What is the LELA
The ‘Lincoln English Language Assessment’ (LELA) is designed to help students at the University of Lincoln whose first language is not English.
This one-hour assessment will help us recommend the right level of in-sessional courses for you (Upper-intermediate or Advanced).
The LELA has 3 sections: Integrated Reading & Writing, Grammar and Listening.
Previous student feedback shows that students prefer to be in classes with peers of a similar level, so this is why all students who wish to attend in-sessional courses are required to take this assessment.
There is no need to worry, it is not a pass or fail assessment and there is absolutely no need to study or revise beforehand.
Online LELA sessions
- Tuesday 7 December 2021 – 14:00-15:30 (UK time)
- Thursday 9 December 2021 – 11:00-12:30 (UK time)
If you are unable to join any of the above dates then please select this option on the registration form and we will add you to a waiting list.
Frequently Asked Questions about the LELA
We know you will probably have lots of questions about the LELA, so we have provided a list of questions and answers to help you below.
You cannot attend the courses or workshops until you have taken the LELA.
You will receive this within 4 days of completing the assessment.
Your ILP will tell you which classes will help you most, and which level of class you should register for.
Students who haven't taken the LELA will not be permitted to attend classes.
To retake the LELA:
If you have a question that is not answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.