The Language Centre offers a variety of courses for home students, international students, Edge Hill University staff, and members of the local community.
Choose from one of these courses if you wish to become a teacher of English.
Our Evening Language Steps courses are open to Edge Hill students, staff and members of the local community.Discover more
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.
If you are an international student wishing to study at Edge Hill University but you do not have the English language requirements for your chosen degree programme, a Pre-Sessional Course can help you achieve the level you need.
Courses take 6 and 11 weeks. The length of the course you study depends on your current English language level, and the level required for the degree programme you’re applying to.Pre-Sessional English information
International foundation programme
The International Foundation Programme has been specifically developed for international students who want to study for an undergraduate degree but do not possess British A Level qualifications (Year 13) or equivalent or who need to improve their English language proficiency.International Foundation Programme information
STEM Foundation Year
The STEM Foundation Year provides the opportunity to study an integrated four year programme where you will complete a Foundation Year before progressing onto a degree in biology, computer science, computer engineering, or geography and geology, subject to passing all assessments.STEM Foundation Year information
Fastrack: Preparation for higher education
Fastrack is an intensive, seven-week preparation for higher education programme for adults. Comprising of one week of preparation and six weeks of full-time study, it is designed to enhance your subject knowledge, introducing you to key elements in your chosen degree subject. The programme is free of charge to UK students.Fastrack: Preparation for higher education information
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.