Welcome to eLanguages

Welcome to eLanguages!

Part of the University of Southampton, we develop and license online learning materials, courses, resources and projects.


The eLanguages team focuses on professional eLearning research & development, and forms part of the department of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

We create online courses and resource sets (called Toolkits) which consist of interactive online learning materials in the form of learning objects (LOs). These concentrate on the development of study skills and English language skills, and are both highly-interactive and learner-friendly.

Who are we?

We are experts in the development of materials, courses and resources for eLearning and blended learning. We have both led and taken part in a wide range of eLearning projects. eLanguages was orignally set up in 2003, and we launched the original version of the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Toolkit the following year. Our resources are available for institutions, organisations and individuals to license.

Who should use eLanguages resources?

We have a wide range of resources, from the EAP Toolkit (available for institutions to license) for students studying in Higher Education to our free Digital Literacies Toolkit and our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) resources. Individual learners can access sections of our EAP Toolkit through the Pay, Access and Learn system.

What level of English do I need to have to use eLanguages resources?

We recommend a minimum IELTS level of 5.0 for all of our resources, and students with scores of 5.5 and higher best able to take advantage of our full range of resources.

How can I access the EAP Toolkit?

Institutions and organisations can purchase a licence for the EAP Toolkit for a period of 1, 2 or 3 years, for students and staff to access. Individuals can purchase a licence to use selections of resources from the EAP Toolkit via Pay, Access and Learn.

How can I get in touch with eLanguages?

You can contact us at elang1@soton.ac.uk or through our social media channels, where we also regularly post language and study skills tips: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.