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The Language Centre offers a variety of courses for home students, international students, Edge Hill University staff, and members of the local community.

Teach English

Choose from one of these courses if you wish to become a teacher of English.

Evening Language Steps

Our Evening Language Steps courses are open to Edge Hill students, staff and members of the local community.

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Learn a language

Home student’s interested in studying a language as part of a main degree, or on a supplementary basis, can find full details on our learn a language page.

Pathway and foundation

The Language Centre offers pathway and foundation programmes for students needing extra support before joining their main courses.

Pre-Sessional English
International foundation programme
STEM Foundation Year
Fastrack: Preparation for higher education

English language courses

Please note that the Language Centre can only accept international students over the age of 18 years.

Language and culture classes for refugees

The Language Centre offers two hours of free English language classes per week.

These classes help participants to communicate effectively and confidently. In day-to-day activities such as going to the supermarket, visiting the doctor and taking public transport. Classes also introduce aspects of British society. Drawing on national and regional news and events. Content is tailored to your language level, interests, and communicative needs.

The course runs every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm. Classes are taught in English and language learners of all levels are welcome.


Classes are for people with refugee status. Please provide refugee status evidence when applying for a place in the class. There is no English language requirement for these classes. However, any indication of English level (for example an IELTS certificate) would be beneficial to our Language Centre staff.


The Language and culture classes for refugees are free to anyone who can prove their status as a refugee.

We do not provide accommodation or transport as part of this service.
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