English plus courses

These courses are open to closed groups of students and aim to improve student’s English language skills and their ability to speak fluently and accurately. Students will improve all four skills taught in the context of the subject. As well as improving your English, these courses also enhance your knowledge in your chosen specialist field such as Business, Computer Science or Education. We can consider a range of possible subjects working in partnership with other Edge Hill University faculty academics for our English Plus courses and welcome enquiries.

We will ask about English language levels before students 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. Students will receive a report which can be sent to or collected. Students will also receive a certificate of attendance on completion.

This course also aims to introduce students to life in the UK, our customs and traditions. Students will have classes that focus on different aspects of British culture. More details on the English Plus Business course can be found online.

This course is only open to groups of students. We are unable to accept applications from individual students.

On campus activities

  • Barbeques
  • Games nights
  • Movie nights
  • Sports day
  • Pub quiz
  • Scavenger hunt

Off campus activities

Students may also have the option of participating in trips arranged by the International Office. The International Office arranges visits to places of interest such as:

  • a guided tour of Ormskirk
  • tour of Liverpool
  • the city of York
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Conwy
  • The Lake District

Course duration and dates

The table below shows the start date for our English Plus courses:

Academic yearDatesDuration
2021/2227/06/22 – 15/07/223 weeks

The Language Centre will consider other dates for specific groups on request.

Course hours

18 hours per week.

Class size

Maximum 16 students.

Course fees

Please see the course fees section.

Entry requirements

A minimum English language level equivalent to B1 on the CEFR, or IELTS 5.0 or higher is required for our English Plus courses.

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