Courses

Pre-sessional English

If you intend to enter an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Liverpool, this course will help you to achieve the level of English you need and improve your academic skills. You will have access to a social programme and all university facilities. We also provide a specific course for Management students. Our Pre-sessional Course may be accepted for entry at other universities but you should check this is the case with their admissions team.

This is for you if… You hold an offer, or expect to hold an offer for an academic programme at the University of Liverpool.

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General English (Full-time)

If you want to improve your English for personal, professional or academic reasons within a university environment and need flexibility of course length and start date, Activate English offers courses from two weeks to a full year or more. We include a social and cultural programme allowing you to take advantage of the global city of Liverpool as well as one to one tutorials to make sure you progress as you want to. You can also choose to study for an IELTS test, which can also be taken at our centre, or alternatively take advantage of our cultural studies and skills strand every afternoon.

This is for you if… You want a flexible, intensive language and cultural course with access to a Russell Group university’s facilities and if you want the option to prepare for the IELTS test alongside your General English studies..

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General English (Part-time)

If you wish to improve your English for personal, professional or academic reasons within a university environment and need flexibility of course length and start date, Activate English has part time options from two weeks to a full year or more.  You can choose to study General English in the mornings for 15 hours per week, or IELTS in the afternoon for 6 hours per week.  You will have access to the facilities of a top British University, but with free time for independent exploration of the UK.

This is for you if… You want a flexible, intensive language course in a university setting without committing to full time study.

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IELTS Preparation

These afternoon sessions give you training in specific skills for IELTS language tests and can be combined with our Activate English programme for a more complete experience.  You will have access to university and ELC resources and facilities.

This is for you if… You want to improve your skills for an IELTS test in a university department, on its own or together with general English.

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In-sessional English Support

If you are currently studying at the University of Liverpool and want English support specific to your programme of study, these classes are available to you.  They are free and provided throughout the year and can significantly contribute to your performance and overall experience of study in the UK.

This is for you if… You are a current student at University of Liverpool with English as an additional language and you feel you want some additional support with your language or academic skills.

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Bespoke/Tailor Made Courses

The University of Liverpool English Language Centre has significant experience in designing and implementing bespoke language and subject specific programmes for groups of teachers, government workers, professionals seeking development, or students from other universities studying abroad.  We can work with funding bodies and private institutions or organisations to provide a programme specifically signed for your needs, and maintain close links with academic departments.

This is for you if… You represent an institution, group or an agency and wish to discuss the possibility of organising a tailor-made course for groups who you represent.

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