Welcome to the University of Liverpool English Language Centre

Whether you already know Liverpool or are coming to the UK for the first time, you can be sure that the English Language Centre (ELC) is a great place to study. If you are looking to improve your academic English to study at university, or want to spend a few weeks improving your communication skills, we offer opportunities to learn in a quality institution with more than a hundred years of history.

On our courses, the syllabus design is based on your needs as a student. The courses aim to give you the confidence and language skills to manage life in the UK ranging from your academic studies to your domestic and social life.  You also get all the benefits and opportunities of studying at a prestigious Russell Group University, ranked in the top 200 of higher education institutions worldwide. We also currently hold accreditation from BALEAP (the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes).

The ELC offers a friendly and supportive learning environment, and our team of tutors are committed to working with you to help you realise your full potential.  Our Operations team is on-hand from initial enquiry to course completion to support you with life in the UK.

We are confident that your time at the English Language Centre will be productive, enjoyable, inspiring, and an experience you will value forever.  You will experience new things, make new friends, and learn new skills.  We look forward to welcoming you soon.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the English Language Centre (ELC) is to collaborate with academic and professional services colleagues across the University of Liverpool to maximise student outcomes in academic, personal and future success by providing opportunities to develop effective language and communication skills appropriate to context.

    We support the University’s internationalisation agenda by contributing to an excellent overseas study experience for incoming international students. We seek to share expertise and knowledge through active participation in relevant communities of practice both within and external to the University.