Language Centre

Language Centre

Preparation and arrival

Read our preparation and arrival information for Language Centre courses.

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 English course, a pre-sessional postgraduate English course or an online pre-sessional 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 Language Zone gives you access to advice and resources to learn a language.

Our courses have start dates throughout the year.

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.

Hear from our staff and students

Take a look at the facilities and learn more about the courses we offer. Watch this video on YouKu.

Video transcript: University of Leeds Language Centre

Find us

Our postal address is Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, LS2 9JT. Find us on our interactive campus map. You can also  email the Language Centre at