We can help you improve your English language skills, whether you’re preparing for an academic degree or want to get better at English for every day situations.

Study a pre-sessional undergraduate or pre-sessional postgraduate course to prepare for an academic degree.

Improve your day-to-day communication skills in English and learn more about British culture with our General English course.

Develop your confidence in using academic language or learn a new language while you are doing your degree. 

Our teaching is on campus and includes our learning resource centre the Language Zone. You can apply to stay in University accommodation, get involved with campus life and meet other students. 

Start dates are throughout the year and you can study for up to 40 weeks.

Our teaching

The University of Leeds has been teaching academic English to international students for almost 50 years. The Language Centre is part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and our teaching staff contribute to academic research in language teaching. This research informs our course content, which means you’ll receive high quality teaching designed to help you get the most out of your studies.

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Find us

The Language Centre has temporarily moved as part of a £5m refurbishment of our facilities. Our postal address is Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, LS2 9JT. Find us on our campus map. You can also email us at langc@leeds.ac.uk or phone us on +44 (0) 113 343 3251.

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