Activate English is a General English course taught entirely on-campus at the University of Liverpool. With Full-time and Part-time options, and access to university facilities as well as the ELC’s own resources and social programme, you can be sure of a flexible and effective language learning experience.


You don’t need to be a university student to enjoy a campus experience. Activate English offers a unique university-based language learning course which gives you the very best aspects of a language school, delivered by experts in the field, at a world renowned education institution. The General English course is offered by University of Liverpool.

Here are some examples of the areas which Activate English will help you improve in:

  • You will be able to use the English you know to communicate better after you have developed your listening and speaking skills on the Activate English course
  • You will be able to write and speak English more clearly after you have studied English grammar and pronunciation
  • You will know more English words after extending your vocabulary knowledge and developing strategies for vocabulary learning
  • You will be able to read a range of different text types and to use information from texts to talk and write about topics of interest to you
  • You will become a more independent learner by improving your study skills
  • You will understand more about British lifestyle and culture
  • You will feel better prepared to take the IELTS test

Tuition Fees:

  • 2-10 weeks (Price per week) £270
  • 11-20 weeks (Price per week) £265
  • 21-30 weeks (Price per week) £260
  • 31+ weeks (Price per week)  £255
For more info please visit the programme website.

Programme Structure

This unique language module will broaden and deepen your understanding of culture, within Liverpool and the British Isles. The content of these classes is often relevant to elements of life in the UK that you may currently be experiencing outside of the classroom. Typical topics include:

  • The history and Geography of the UK
  • Free time and entertainment
  • Media
  • Religion and belief
  • Folklore

As part of the Cultural studies option, you will participate in one or two study visits per term during lesson time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

In order to start the course you will need to have a minimum level of English and this will differ depending on the Activate English course you decide to study.

No specific sub-test scores (for example reading or writing) are required and a wide range of qualifications is accepted to show that you have reached this level.

If you do not have a certificate to show your level of English, we can send you an online test to see if your level is suitable for our Activate course.  All you need to do is to tick the box asking for the test on your application form.

If you do have a certificate to show your level of English, please upload it with your application and we will tell you whether it is acceptable. 

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.