Coronavirus (covid-19) update

We are fully aware of the impact that the current situation could have on your plans to study with us at Leeds, with a large number of schools and universities around the world being closed, as well as IELTS and visa centres. We want to reassure you that the University of Leeds is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we can be as flexible as possible in terms of our academic and English language entry criteria, submission of documents and our arrival and start dates. The situation is fast changing and whilst we can’t give specific case by case information for everyone at this stage, we will be updating our information in the near future with more specific details once they are confirmed.

If you have applied for a pre-sessional English course, please read our pre-sessional FAQs.

For all other updates and information, visit our coronavirus website.

General English 

Our General English courses will not be running in Term 1 2020/21. We are accepting applications for General English courses from January 2021. If you have applied for a General English course, please read the information on our General English page

I like the live sessions, because we can communicate with our teachers, and try to express our ideas in English.

Yiqing, studying postgraduate pre-sessional English online

Language Centre

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 Language Zone gives you access to advice and resources to learn a language.

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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Take a look at the facilities and learn more about the courses we offer.
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Find us

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

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