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 (Intermediate, Upper-intermediate or Advanced). Previous student feedback shows that students prefer to be in classes with peers of similar level, so this is why all students who wish to attend in-sessional courses are required to take this assessment.
Don’t worry, it’s not a pass or fail assessment and there is absolutely no need to study or revise beforehand. The LELA has 3 sections: Integrated Reading & Writing, Grammar and Listening.
To book a LELA session
To book a place on a LELA session, email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide:
- Your full name
- Your student ID no. (letters and numbers. e.g. XUX12345678).
The next LELA session will be held on 11 December at 3pm, and on 9 January 2020 at 3pm. [Further dates will be announced soon.] This will enable you to sign up for term 2 in-sessional courses, starting in January 2020.
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.
To retake the LELA:
- You must be a returning student
- Your previous assessment result must be intermediate or upper intermediate
- Your LELA result must be at least one year old.
- Retaking the LELA again will help us assess whether you should continue at the same level of course, or progress to the next level.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please email email@example.com and we will help you.