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English Language Development course

This English Language Development course is for closed groups of students and aims to improve students’ English language skills and their ability to speak fluently and accurately. Students will improve their writing, reading and listening skills but the major focus will be on speaking skills.

We will ask about students’ English language levels before they join the course (see entry requirements) but we will also provide a short assessment at the start of the course to check your current level.

Students will have a series of assessments throughout the course to measure their progress. You will receive a report which can be sent or collected, and a certificate of attendance on completion.

This course also aims to introduce students to life in the UK, our customs and traditions. Classes will focus on different aspects of British culture.

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On campus activities (depending on the dates of your stay)

  • A Freshers Week experience (for September students)
  • Thanksgiving dinner (an American tradition)
  • Christmas dinner (a traditional British Christmas)

Off campus activities (arranged by the International Office)

  • Tour of Ormskirk
  • Tour of Liverpool
  • The city of York
  • Conwy
  • The Lake District

Student societies

Students studying in term time also have the option of joining university societies or sports teams, for example:

  • Global Friends and International Society
  • Circus Skills
  • Musical Theatre
  • RAG (Raising And Giving)
  • LGBT+ Society
  • Harry Potter
  • Poetry Society
  • Video Gaming
  • And many more

Course duration and dates

There are various course start dates depending on the time of year. The duration of courses vary each term. The table below shows all possible start dates for our English Language Development courses:

Academic yearDatesDuration
2021/202225/04/22 – 17/06/228 weeks
2021/202227/06/22 – 15/07/223 weeks
2021/202225/07/22 – 12/08/223 weeks
Course duration and dates

Please note that teaching will not take place on the following public holidays: 2 May 2022, 2 and 3 June 2022.

Course hoursClass sizeCourse feesEntry requirements
18 hours per weekMaximum 16 studentsPlease see the course fees section for the weekly tuition fee. This fee is for tuition only. Accommodation fees are available on request. A minimum English language level of A2 (CEFR), equivalent to IELTS 3.0 in each sub-skill is required for our English Language Development Courses.

Please note that all applicants must be over the age of 18 years.
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Get in touch

Please contact the International Office on for more information.