Language Centre

Language Centre

We can help you improve your English language skills, whether you’re preparing to study at Leeds or want to get better at English for everyday situations. 

Choose a pre-sessional course to develop your academic English and study skills before starting a degree, or try our General English course to improve your day-to-day communication skills and learn more about British culture. 

Study with us and join a university with a global reputation. We’re ranked 82nd in the QS World University Rankings 2025.

Student stories

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.

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