English Language Development Course (Year Round)

This course aims to improve your English language skills and your ability to speak fluently and accurately. You will improve your writing, reading and listening skills but the major focus will be on your speaking skills.

We will ask about your English language level before you join the course (see Entry Requirements) but we will also give you a short assessment at the start of the course to check your current level.

You will have a series of assessments throughout the course to measure your progress. You will receive a report which can be sent to you or collected. You will also receive a certificate of attendance on completion.

This course also aims to introduce you to life in the UK, our customs and traditions. You will have classes that focus on different aspects of British culture. For more details on the English Language Development course click on the COURSE DESCRIPTION.

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

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

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

Student Societies

Students 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 year Dates Duration
2021/2022 27/09/21 – 17/12/21 12 weeks
2021/2022 10/01/22 – 01/04/22 12 weeks
2021/2022 25/04/22 – 17/06/22 8 weeks

Please note that teaching will not take place on the following dates as these are public holidays:

2nd May 2022

2nd & 3rd June 2022

Course Hours

18 hours per week.

Class Size

Maximum 16 students.

Course Fees

Please see the Course Fees section for the weekly tuition fee. This fee is for tuition only. Accommodation is available on request. Please contact the International Office on [email protected] for more information.

Entry Requirements

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.

Covid-19 Safety

Please visit our dedicated page for the latest information, advice and guidance on Coronavirus safety at Edge Hill University.

For further information please contact us:

Telephone: +44(0)1695 657188
Email: [email protected]

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