ISLI: Common Acronyms

Below is a list of common acronyms. some of which apply directly to our institute whereas others may apply to our applicants and students.

AEP = Academic English Programme

BALEAP = British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes

CAS = Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (used in Tier 4 visa applications)

DELAL = Department of English Language and Applied Linguisitics

EAP = English for Academic Purposes (this often refers to our Pre-sessional English programme)

HE = Higher Education

HumSS = Humanities and Social Sciences

ICMA = International Capital Market Association

ISLI = International Study and Language Institute

ISLC = International Study and Language Centre (re-named: International Study and Language Institute)

IESP = In-sessional English Support Programme (re-named: Academic English Programme)

IELTS = International English Language Testing System

IFP = International Foundation Programme

IFLP = International Foundation and Language Programme

ISS = International Summer School

IWLP = Institution Wide Language Programme

PSE = Pre-sessional English

SACLL = Self-Access Centre for Language Learning

SEECC = Student Employment, Experience and Careers Centre

TEEP = Test of English for Educational Purposes

TOEFL = Test of English as a Foreign Language

UKCISA = UK Council for International Student Affairs

UKVI = UK Visas and Immigration

URS = Urban and Regional Sciences


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