University of Liverpool English Language Centre
Contact English language Centre Enquiries
Address 1-7 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L69 7WY
Region Northern England
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Telephone +44 151 7942722
Fax +44 151 7942739
Website www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre
Email elc@liverpool.ac.uk
Facebook facebook.com/uolelc
Twitter @LivUniELC
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Description of centre

The University of Liverpool English Language Centre gives you the benefits of a language school with the addition of access to the facilities of a world-class, Russell Group University!

From library/computing facilities to cafes, sports clubs and student discounts, with us you can enjoy Liverpool to the fullest. Our highly trained staff are here to make sure you maximise your time in the UK, both in improving your language skills and enjoying a cultural and social experience in this friendly city.

Situated on the South Campus of the University of Liverpool, available resources include over 2,000 PCs, campus-wide Wi-Fi, and two libraries. We also have our own language resource centre staffed by a trained teacher of English to assist you in enhancing your learning through film and other media.

• We teach in groups of a maximum of 16 students
• You will have access to university accommodation so are guaranteed a real university experience.

We offer both Full-time and Part-time options for Activate English, our general English language Course. It is suitable for all levels from elementary to advanced:
• Study 6, 15, or 21 hours per week and include IELTS preparation or a Social and Cultural studies pathway.
• Study from as little as 2 weeks to a full year or more.
• You don’t need any connection to the university- our courses are open to all.

Included in our Activate English course are study visits in and around Liverpool, allowing you to put into practice what you have been learning. You will also be part of the university Guild of Students, offering 200 student-run societies, as well as cheap social activities

You also have access to our Sports & Fitness centre including:
• A swimming pool
• Two sports halls
• Squash Courts
• Gym
• A bouldering wall
• …and a variety of classes

The ELC can also accommodate groups of students looking for language development or a Bespoke Course specific to their needs. Recent examples include:
• Teacher Development for primary teachers
• English Language Summer Schools
• English for Medical Practitioners

The ELC also offers Pre-sessional Courses for those aiming for study in the UK, and In-sessional English for students of the University.
We are also a registered IELTS Testing Centre.

  • Course information
  • Activate English

    Course type E. Vacation courses for adults
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Activate English

    Course type A. General & Intensive English
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Activate English

    Course type L. Examination preparation courses
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Pre-sessional English

    Course type M. English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Activate English (Part-time, Afternoons)

    Course type L. Examination preparation courses
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 6-10
    Tuition fees Under £100
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Activate English Part time, Mornings

    Course type A. General & Intensive English
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 16
    Beginners accepted? No

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