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At the very heart of LILA are its two directors Leanne Linacre and Victoria Bligh. The two sisters established LILA in 2004 as an independent language school. LILA provides a memorable student experience in a fun and friendly environment. We offer weekly social activities as well as recommendations for students to explore the vibrant city of Liverpool.

We welcome students to the LILA family and encourage them to socialise in school, experience life and culture on our excursions around the UK and form lifelong friendships with other international students. Our vision is simple: “We want to inspire and enable our students to ‘Love to Learn’. We like to think that once a LILA student, always a LILA student.”

Choosing Your Course

General English
Monday - Friday 09:00-12:15 (15 hours per week)
General English is a full time, 15 hour per week course which aims to give you confidence in communicating in an English speaking environment. The course is taught in weekly modules focusing on the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing whilst covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and common English phrases. General English is designed for students who wish to improve their ability to communicate in English while experiencing the vibrancy and excitement of Liverpool.



1-4 weeks


5-10 weeks


11-19 weeks


20+ weeks


Monday - Friday 09:00-12:15 / 2:45-6:00pm (21 hours per week)
General English Plus is a 21 hour per week, intensive course which combines General English and Plus Six. General English covers all 4 communicative skills and essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and phrases. Plus 6 offers students the chance to further practise their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a more communicative way.



1-4 weeks


5-10 weeks


11-19 weeks


20+ weeks0


Max class size: 15 Minimum age: 16/17 (with personal consent) Nationality mix: Multinational

Why Choose Lila?


Monday Mingle – Welcome breakfast and induction with LILA staff for new students
Twice weekly student ‘drop in’ sessions – Academic Support / Job Skills
Personalised end of course reports available for students


Personal tutorials available to help students progress
Cambridge examinations (FCE/CAE) are prepared and taken in school with a high exam pass rate



Owner-managed school offering a flexible and personal service
The opportunity to meet and study with people from around the world

Choosing Your Accommodation

At LILA we offer a variety of accommodation to suit all of our students. We understand that finding the right accommodation is as important as choosing the right course, and all of our options are safe, secure and comfortable. We encourage our students to settle in and make themselves at home. All accommodation options run Sunday-Saturday and include free Wi-Fi.

Homestay accommodation

Homestay is perfect for students who want to stay with local people in Liverpool and immerse themselves in British culture. Our friendly and experienced hosts help students settle in to life in Liverpool as well as helping them improve their English at home. Our host families live in the suburbs of Liverpool, approx. 20-45 minutes by public transport.


Homestay, full board, single room

£150 per week

Homestay, half board, twin room

£135 per week

Homestay, full board, single room

£160 per week

Homestay, full board, twin room

£150 per week

Only for people who travel together. Students under 18 must book half-board, a return transfer and provide a guardian consent form.

Student Residence (18+)

The Residence with Shared Bathroom is a great value option for students who want to share with a varied mix of LILA and non LILA students. We have this accommodation option in various locations both in and out of the city centre in popular student areas with access to local amenities and good transport links.


Single Room, Shared Bathroom

£120 per week

En suite, Single room

£135 per week

En suite, Premium Single room

£155 per week

Private Apartment, Single Room

£155 per week

Private Apartment, Premium Single Room

£200 per week


  • Computer hub
  • 18 Liverpool-themed classrooms
  • Inspirational and vibrant common room
  • Multi-faith prayer room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Quiet study area
  • Lending library
  • Welcome pack and certificate
  • Electronic white boards/projectors and HD televisions with Apple TV in selected classrooms

Not Included Fees

  • Registration fee: £45
  • Students course book: £30
  • Booking fee: £45
  • Any special dietary requirements: Price on request. From £15
  • Cambridge course book: £35
  • Cambridge exam fee: £120