Blended Learning

To allow the maximum number of students to achieve their goals of studying at the University of Liverpool, the University has decided to introduce a blended learning method of course delivery. This means students are able to study entirely online, or opt-in for on-campus teaching combined with some online work.

The English Language Centre is offering two parallel Pre-sessional English courses. One is fully online for the full duration of the course. The other will be fully online until 5th July; thereafter elements of the course will be taught face-to-face on campus and all students on this blended learning course will be required to be on campus for the remainder of the course. Course content and assessments are the same for both courses.

Face to face teaching will take place in a Covid secure manner, including socially distanced classrooms and will only go ahead if allowed under UK government guidelines at the time at which it is scheduled. If you are making a new application for a 10 or 6 week course, you will be asked to choose a fully online or blended learning (hybrid) course. If you want to know more about blended learning, you are welcome to contact us.

As usual, any arrangements we make for face-to-face teaching will be subject to government guidelines at that time.

Available Study Options

When the 10-week Pre-Sessional programme begins on July 5th 2021, we will also continue to offer a fully online option for students who do not wish to travel to the UK during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means you can choose one of the following course options:

  • Study on the fully online Pre-Sessional English course until the 10th September, which means you can study from home in Liverpool or abroad.


  • Study on the blended learning (hybrid) Pre-Sessional English course, which will include face-to-face classes after July 5th (subject to government guidelines) alongside some online work.

Whichever course you choose, you will study the same material and take the same assessments. If you choose the on-campus option, you will need to be in Liverpool in good time. If you do not arrive on time, you will have to study the remainder of the term online only and join at the next intake.

Please be aware it will not be possible to move between the online and blended learning courses after you have applied for and accepted your place on the course. This means that if you decide to study on the fully online course, you will not normally be able to switch to the blended learning course later in the year.