Welcome to the University of Liverpool English Language Centre

Whether you already know the city or are coming to the UK for the first time, I am confident that you will find the English Language Centre (ELC) a great place to be.
If you are looking to improve your 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.

All of our courses are designed around you, and give you the confidence and language skills to manage life in the UK: your academic study, your domestic life (household and everyday affairs), and your social and leisure activities. You also get all the benefits and opportunities of studying at a prestigious Russell Group University, ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

The ELC offers a friendly and supportive learning environment and our team of experienced, well qualified tutors are committed to working with you to help you realise your full potential. We also have an excellent Social and Welfare team to support you with life in the UK.

I am confident that your time at the English Language Centre will be enjoyable, inspiring and an experience you will value forever. You will experience new things, make new friends, and learn new skills.

  • Our Mission

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    COMMUNICATION

    Whatever your communicative purpose, we can provide you with the language, skills or training you need.

    QUALITY

    We are committed to quality across all aspects of our service.

    OPPORTUNITY

    Learning with us opens the door to the University, the city and the UK, and helps you to achieve your own personal or professional ambitions.

  • Our Vision

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    By 2026, the ELC will be a UK-leading HEI English Language Centre, exemplified by an innovative portfolio of market driven and learner-centred English language teaching and learning programmes accessible across the University of Liverpool’s campuses and online, and through national recognition of teaching excellence, course design and quality assurance (e.g. British Council and EL Gazette Centre of Excellence rankings, BALEAP accreditation, number of teaching colleagues with HEA fellowship) and evidenced by ELC participation and engagement with relevant professional bodies and publications. The ELC will offer an exceptional student experience from initial enquiry to course completion, and be highly visible to both prospective students and alumni across the globe.