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English in Liverpool - LSE

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Programme summary:

  • English courses, 17+
  • Accommodation in residence or homestay
  • IELTS exam preparation
  • Business English
  • 12 Students per class on average (15 maximum)
  • Beginner to advanced levels
  • Duration: from one week, throughout the year



The school offers standard or intensive courses that can be combined with business English or IELTS preparation.

Each lesson lasts 60 minutes.

  • Standard course: 15 lessons per week

The general English course concentrates on learning the English language in many contexts: written, oral, reading, listening, grammar, syntax and vocabulary. The content of the course varys depending on the level of the student. The levels offered are from "elementary" (A2) to "advanced" (C2). The school uses the communicative approach, as well as traditional course books, the lessons are based on other materials such as the radio, television, newspapers and the internet.

Timetable: 9.00 to 12.00 or 13.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday.

  • Intensive course: 21 lessons per week

The intensive course is an extension of the standard course. The extra hours are used for speaking practice so that students may become more confident in their use of the language.

Timetable: 9.00 to 12.00 or 13.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday + two extra 3 hour lessons.

  • IELTS preparation: 23 lessons per week

Courses are made up of 15 hours of general English + 8 hours of IELTS preparation. Minimum level of B1 (lower-intermediate).

The lessons are focused on passing the exam enabling access to university. As well as practicing IELTS exam skills, you will learn university level essay writing skills, note taking and will frequently give oral presentations in class. All of these skills are necessary for passing the exam.

Timetable: 9.00 to 12.00 or 13.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday + two extra 3 hour lessons.

  • Business English: 21 lessons per week

The course is made up of 15 hours of general English + 6 hours of business English. Minimum level of B2 (intermediate).

This course enables students to communicate effectively within the business world. You will learn to write formal letters in English, have a professional phone conversation, write emails, some negotiating techniques and writing official reports.

Timetable: 9.00 to 12.00 Monday to Friday + two extra 3 hour lessons.



Liverpool is a dynamic city and you can always find something to do. In 2008, it was elected the European capital of culture, which has left a strong mark on the city. After London, Liverpool has the most theatres, museums and art galleries in England. It is also known as the global capital of pop thanks to The Beatles.

If you're not into music or museums, then don't worry you're in luck! Liverpool has much more than that. Regarding sports, this city is home to two of the biggest English football clubs: Everton and Liverpool.

Not only this, but this city is an important university hub, student life is thus very lively. Restaurants, bars, nightlife... We told you, it is impossible to be bored in this city!


The Liverpool School of English is situated in the heart of the university district, also known as "The Knowledge Quarter". The school is in a lovely historic building with a small garden.

The school has 18 modern classrooms, 2 study rooms, 2 media rooms with computers and smart boards, a lending library, as well as 2 common rooms where you can relax on the sofas or play table football. A WiFi connection is also available in the building.


Activities are organised by the school so that students may practice their English outside of the classroom. It is a great opportunity to meet other students at the school and have a fun outing with the teachers. Some activities have a charge but there are at least 2 free activities per week.

Activities are quite varied; there are of course the typical outings around Liverpool such as the Cavern Club, The Beatles museum or even Liverpool FC stadium. There are activities that are more cultural such as visits to museums or galleries. There are more active activities such as paintballing, football, games evenings, music evenings and the surprising "ghost walks". There are even some activities that the teachers haven't thought of that the students themselves suggest. The school is always open to new ideas, if you have any don't hesitate to tell your teacher!

Weekend excursions in surrounding cities are also organised.


Host family

There is no better way than a host family to totally immerse yourself in British culture. Additionally, this option will enable you to practice English with natives outside of the classroom. Thanks to this complete immersion, you will make quick and solid progress in English.

Accommodation is booked in a single room on half-board. Families are located on average 30 minutes from the school by bus or train. The families do not live in the city centre.


The residential accommodation offers an international experience. If you are looking for more independence, the residence is for you.

The residences are very modern and are only a few minutes on foot from the school. The accommodation is booked in a single room with a private bathroom, the kitchen is shared with the other international students (between 5 and 10 people depending on the residence).

A free internet connection is available in each of the residences.

Prices & Dates 2015

Dates 2015

Lessons begin every Monday.

For beginners, it is preferable to start at the beginning of each term (in the first three weeks):

Winter term: 05th January to 27th March 2015 (12 weeks) Spring term: 30th March to 19th June 2015 (13 weeks) Summer term: 22nd June to 11th September 2015 (13 weeks) Autumn term: 14th September to 4th December 2015 (12 weeks)

The school is closed on the: 3rd & 6th April, 4th & 25th May, 31st August and from 18th December 2015 to 4th January 2016. No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be refunded.

Prices include:

  • Chosen course
  • Accommodation with host family (half-board) or in residence (without meals)
  • All administrative and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Transport to and around Liverpool
  • Course books (to be paid for on arrival: £25/level)

Practical information


  • Arrival airports: Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport (around 45 minutes away)
  • A transfer (additional fee) can be organised from the airport to the accommodation.

If you wish, we can book your journey for you. Please make a note of this in your booking form.

If you prefer to book your own flights, try to arrive the Sunday before courses begin and leave the Saturday following the end of courses.

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you need any additional information.