Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University’s Language Centre is one of twelve departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Language Centre offers English language courses to international students before they join their academic courses at Edge Hill and continues to support them when they start their studies.

The Language Centre is located on the ground floor of the new £6m Law and Psychology building, which has contemporary teaching and learning facilities with a 265-seat Harvard style lecture theatre. The Language Centre has dedicated spacious classrooms and a language laboratory with 16 new computer stations.

The Language Centre is accredited by The British Council and BALEAP (The Global Forum for EAP Professionals) and is also a member of the AULC (The Association of University Language Communities in the UK and Ireland) and English UK.

In 2018 the Language Centre was ranked as a “New Centre of Excellence” by the EL Gazette, based on the number of strengths received in the British Council report. In September 2020, The Language Centre was again recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ based on its successful British Council inspection report and has also been ranked in the top three state sector adult centres in the UK (according to the EL Gazette).

Courses offered by The Language Centre include year-round and summer English Language Development courses, the International Foundation Programme, the Pre-Sessional Course, and English Plus courses. The Language Centre also offers the postgraduate masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL).