Lincoln English Language Assessment (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 (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.

How to book a LELA session

To find out when the next LELA session is available, please email englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and provide:

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID no.

 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.

Do I have to take the LELA before registering for courses?
What happens after I take the LELA?
I have attended classes before and did not take the LELA – do I still have to take the LELA before registering for courses next term?
I took the LELA earlier this year, do I need to take it again?
Can I take the LELA again if I want to?

If you have a question that is not answered here, please email englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and we will help you.