Liverpool

Liverpool is a dynamic city and you can always find something to do. In 2008, it was elected the European capital of culture, which has left a strong mark on the city. After London, Liverpool has the most theatres, museums and art galleries in England. It is also known as the global capital of pop thanks to The Beatles.

If you’re not into music or museums, then don’t worry you’re in luck! Liverpool has much more than that. Regarding sports, this city is home to two of the biggest English football clubs: Everton and Liverpool.

Not only this, but this city is an important university hub, student life is thus very lively. Restaurants, bars, nightlife… We told you, it is impossible to be bored in this city!

The Liverpool School of English is situated in the heart of the university district, also known as “The Knowledge Quarter”. The school is in a lovely historic building with a small garden.

The school has 18 modern classrooms, 2 study rooms, 2 media rooms with computers and smart boards, a lending library, as well as 2 common rooms where you can relax on the sofas or play table football. A WiFi connection is also available in the building.

English courses : the basics

  • Duration of a lesson: 55 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 15
  • Placement test: on the first day of the course (possibility to test yourself online beforehand)
  • Certificate of participation at the end of the stay
  • e-learning platform accessible up to 3 months after the end of the course
  • Enrichment free classes after class (from 4.15 pm): pronunciation club, reading group, listening skills, conversation club, study club, culture class, job club.

15 lessons per week

The general English course concentrates on learning the English language in many contexts: written, oral, reading, listening, grammar, syntax and vocabulary. The content of the course varys depending on the level of the student. The levels offered are from “elementary” (A2) to “advanced” (C2). The school uses the communicative approach, as well as traditional course books, the lessons are based on other materials such as the radio, television, newspapers and the internet.

Timetable: 9.00 to 12.00 or 13.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday.

21 general English lessons per week

In addition to the 15 lessons of the standard program, you will follow 3 afternoons of elective courses per week from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Options to choose from according to your level: Communication skills (level A1+); English for Business (level A2+); Live Liverpool (level A2+), Academic skills (level B1+).

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

25 general English lessons per week

19 lessons of General English from 9am to 12pm and Monday and Friday from 1pm to 3pm + 3 afternoons of optional lessons per week from 1pm to 3pm.

Options to choose from according to your level: Communication skills (level A1+); English for Business (level A2+); Live Liverpool (level A2+), Academic skills (level B1+).

Levels offered: beginner to advanced

Activities are organised by the school so that students may practice their English outside of the classroom. It is a great opportunity to meet other students at the school and have a fun outing with the teachers. Some activities have a charge but there are at least 2 free activities per week.

Activities are quite varied; there are of course the typical outings around Liverpool such as the Cavern Club, The Beatles museum or even Liverpool FC stadium. There are activities that are more cultural such as visits to museums or galleries. There are more active activities such as paintballing, football, games evenings, music evenings and the surprising “ghost walks”. There are even some activities that the teachers haven’t thought of that the students themselves suggest. The school is always open to new ideas, if you have any don’t hesitate to tell your teacher!

Weekend excursions in surrounding cities are also organised.

There is no better way than a host family to totally immerse yourself in British culture. Additionally, this option will enable you to practice English with natives outside of the classroom. Thanks to this complete immersion, you will make quick and solid progress in English.

Accommodation is booked in a single room on half-board. Families are located on average 30 minutes from the school by bus or train. The families do not live in the city centre.

The residential accommodation offers an international experience. If you are looking for more independence, the residence is for you.

The residences are very modern and are only a few minutes on foot from the school. The accommodation is booked in a single room with a private bathroom, the kitchen is shared with the other international students (between 5 and 10 people depending on the residence).

A free internet connection is available in each of the residences.

Travel

  • Arrival airports: Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport (around 45 minutes away)
  • A transfer (additional fee) can be organised from the airport to the accommodation.

If you wish, we can book your journey for you. Please make a note of this in your booking form.

If you prefer to book your own flights, try to arrive the Sunday before courses begin and leave the Saturday following the end of courses.

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you need any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Beginning of term: Most courses start every Monday, throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Terms

Winter: 02/01 to 03/04; Spring: 06/04 to 03/07; Summer: 06/07 to 02/10; Autumn: 05/10 to 18/12

Starting dates for beginners courses (the first 3 Mondays of each term): 06/01, 13/01, 20/01, 06/04, 13/04, 20/04, 06/07, 13/07, 20/07, 05/10, 12/10, 19/10

Public holidays and vacations (no courses will be given on these dates, nor will they be made up later; no compensation will be granted): 10/04, 13/04, 08/05, 25/05, 31/08 and from 18/12/20 to 04/01/21.

Prices 2020

all taxes and registration fees included, course and accommodation as described.

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons & accommodation Res, single room, no meals or host family, single room, half board
Expensive15 lessons21 lessons25 lessons
1 week 625] 665 715
2 weeks 1.030 1.110 1.210
3 weeks 1.425 1.545 1.700
4 weeks 1.790 1.950 2.155
6 weeks 2.595 2.835 3.145
8 weeks 3.400 3.725 4.135
12 weeks 4.970 5.415 5.965
16 weeks 6.340 7.110 7.715
18 weeks 7.115 7.970 8.655
20 weeks 7.880 8.830 9.595
24 weeks 9.220 10.315 11.210
32 weeks 12.210 13.605 14.885
36 weeks 13.705 15.285 16.725
Extra week 375 425 465
Supplements for accommodation with a host family per week
High season (7 / 6-23 / 8) 40
Special diet 35
Other supplement
Late arrival (11pm to 7am) 55
Transfers - Per trip
Airport in Liverpool 50
Airport in Manchester 95

Prices include:

  • The chosen course formula
  • Homestay accommodation in a single room, half board or in a residence, single room, without meals
  • With a family: full board on weekends and half board on course days.
  • The teaching material
  • Course books
  • All taxes and school administration fees
  • Access to the LSE e-learning platform for one year after the stay

They do not include :

  • Travel to and from Liverpool
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • The deposit if applicable (to be paid on the spot)
  • Examination fees where applicable
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional insurance