English Language Centre

Our English Language Centre's (ELC) Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses are ideal if you are looking to improve your English language and you need to do so as a condition of your offer to enter an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of Liverpool. ELC provide a range of specially designed courses in English for International students from intensive short courses to all year round study.

Delivered by highly experienced staff our Pre-sessional courses can improve your English by up to two IELTS bands over a 29 week period and by half a band over a six week period. For most of our degree programmes if you successfully complete one of our Pre-sessional courses you will not have to take an IELTS test*. There will however be an assessment in each competency in order to ensure progression onto an academic programme.

We also provide a free comprehensive programme of English language support for current international undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students and staff at the University of Liverpool, to run alongside academic studies or work. These programmes can be discipline specific focussing on relevant language used in particular subject areas, or general academic English suitable for all international students and staff.

In addition to a wide range of Pre-sessional and In-sessional English language courses, ELC is also a registered IELTS testing centre running over 20 tests a year.

* For exceptions and further information relating to English language course costs and duration of courses, please visit the English Language Centre's website. Alternatively, you can email the team: elc@liverpool.ac.uk.