Bangor University is a Welsh university, founded in 1884. The English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) within the university offers English language and study skills courses to overseas students, pursuing a program at the school. ELCOS was created in 1985 since when it has been a part of the International Education Centre. It has built an excellent reputation for its high quality courses and its friendly environment. Options offered include summer courses, pre-sessional opportunities, general English courses as well as Cambridge courses.