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English Language and Culture

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Who is the course aimed at:  

Groups of students aged 17 and over.

Entry Requirements: 

There are no specific entry requirements as we tailor each course to the needs of the group. 


Place of Study: 

We can deliver this course in the students’ home country or at our Headingley Campus in Leeds. 

We can also arrange the accommodation in student residences or homestay, transport to and from the airport and excursions*.

Start date:

Course start dates are totally flexible depending on the requirements of the group. 

Length of Course / Study Pattern / Attendance Requirements:

These are bespoke courses for each group and we design the course length, attendance and study pattern in advance to meet the needs of the group. 

Your Course: 

This course is perfect for anyone wishing to improve their English and learn about British life and culture, such as education, health, the media and leisure activities. 

If you decide to attend the course in Leeds, we can also arrange excursions as part of your stay.  

All the course tutors are experienced teachers and fully qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language in accordance with the British Council’s TEFLQ standard. 

Course Highlights/Key facts: 

  • English Language Skills Development – reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Life in the UK and social, political and cultural institutions
  • Full and half-day excursions* to local cultural institutions or places of interest, if desired
  • Accommodation in student residences or homestay* 
  • Transport to and from the airport, if desired

This flexible course will enable group of students to develop their General English as well as their knowledge and experience of various aspects of British life and culture.

Each course is tailor made for each group of students according to their interests, preferences and needs. 

The programme timetable is confirmed for each group prior to arrival according to their requirements. A typical programme timetable will consist of 4 or 5 hours of classroom study per day. Groups may opt to participate in excursions at weekends or some afternoons.

There is no formal assessment on this programme, unless requested. Informal assessment is agreed with the group or their agent and will typically include a project and/or presentation.



We calculate the course fee on an individual basis depending on the group’s needs. For example, the tuition fee for a group of 20 students for 4 weeks studying for 20 hours per week would typically be between £20,000 and £25,000. 

Contact: Matthew Wilson 

How to apply: 

Please email the Course Director, Matthew Wilson, on  or  with your initial requirements. He will then discuss your needs and provide you with bespoke course proposal which is tailored to the learning requirements of your group.  


“The classes were really communicative and the content was interesting. It was interesting to compare the lifestyle of the UK with Japan.”
Student, Miyagi University of Education, Japan.

* A local company called Don’t Be a Tourist provides excursions and tour leaders for these short courses.  Course participants can stay in university halls of residence organised through our University’s Accommodation Office or with local families in homestay accommodation which is provided by a company called Study Links. We have had a successful working relationship with these organisations for several years.

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