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

For the latest information, advice, and guidance on coronavirus safety at Edge Hill University please visit the Covid-19 information page.

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.

Discover more

Learn a language

If you are a home student interested in studying a language as part of your main degree, or on a supplementary basis, please find full details under learn a language.

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 is offering two hours of free English language classes per week.

These classes aim to 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 will also introduce aspects of British society, drawing on national and regional news and events. Content will be tailored to the language level, interests and communicative needs of participants.

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


These classes are specifically aimed at people with refugee status. You will be asked to provide evidence of this when applying for a place in the class. There is no English language requirement for these classes, but any indication of English level (for example an IELTS certificate) that you can provide 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.

Apply online today