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Call us on 0115 988 1318, download an application form, or see our course booking page for additional ways to book.

NLA Brochures

If you would like printed material detailing what we offer, you can download our 2015 Brochure for information on all our English courses, or our Summer School Brochure for specific information on our Summer School Programme. Please contact us to request a copy in the post.

You can also download some of our brochures in alternative languages on our Brochures Page.

Accredited by the British Council

English UK member

Nottingham Language Academy offer a wide range of practical English language courses. We offer high quality teaching with flexible study options, in a beautiful environment designed to develop your confidence and increase your motivation.

Whether your goal is to improve your job prospects, get a place at university, pass an English language exam, live and work abroad, improve your English for business purposes, adapt to life in the UK or travel and see the world, we have a course to suit you.

Select a course from the list to the left to view details and a timetable.

Key Features

  • Excellent value
  • Professional, motivated and enthusiastic teachers
  • A fun, sociable and enjoyable learning environment
  • Catering for all levels (from A1 to C2)
  • Small class sizes - average class size is 8 students, with a maximum of 15 (Conversation Club and Pronunciation Workshop average 12)
  • Multinational classes with mixed nationality students
  • Comfortable and fully equipped surroundings
  • Unlimited free computer use and internet access
  • Daytime and evening courses
  • Flexible class times (mornings, afternoons or evenings)
  • Flexible study options
  • Complementary hot and cold drinks, and biscuits
  • A range of great social activities throughout the year

Language Levels and Exams

We offer courses aimed at a wide variety of proficiency levels. Detailed information on how these levels are calculated (and how they relate to each other) can be found in our Guide to EFL levels and examinations. This is offered for your guidance; to discuss which course & level is right for you, please contact us.


  • Morning classes (9:30 - 13:00): two 15-minute breaks at 10:30 and at 11:45
  • Afternoon classes (13:45 - 17:00): one 15-minute break at 15:00pm
  • Evening classes (17:30 - 20:30): one 15-minute break at 19:00pm
  • Evening classes (18:30 - 20:30): no break

Supervision of 16 and 17 year-old Students Taking Adult Classes

Parents and/or guardians should be aware that 16 and 17 year-old students studying on adult courses will not be supervised by our staff when they are not in class.  For example, if they book morning-only classes, they will not be supervised in the afternoons or during lunch-times. If they book a 21-hour course, they will not be supervised on three afternoons or during lunch-times.