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.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 years old and older|
|Average||26 years old|
LILA* Liverpool is an innovative language school situated in the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool. We are a medium-sized school with a family feel and our purpose built school means LILA* students study in style and comfort.
LILA* Liverpool boasts contemporary learning facilities providing everything that a LILA* student could possibly wish for: quality teaching, value for money, a wide range of courses, great location, personal service, and a comprehensive social aspect that will help shape your experience at LILA* and in Liverpool.
Liverpool has so much to offer as a vibrant and iconic cultural destination. We have more theatres, museums, and galleries than any other city outside of London and if you like music, sport and shopping then Liverpool is great for you! LILA* is right next to the fabulous Liverpool One shopping district and only a bus journey from the Premiership’s biggest football teams; Liverpool and Everton FC. We're just around the corner from the famous ‘Cavern Club’, which was home to the Beatles and which still hosts amazing live music acts every day.
We like to think that 'once a LILA* student, always a LILA* student'!
LILA* Liverpool also features:
- Electronic whiteboards available
- 18 uniquely designed classrooms
- Free Wi-Fi available throughout the school
- 'Student only' IT facilities
- Weekly and monthly social programmes with local and national trips
- Large common room with TV
- Hot drinks and snack facilities
- Book swap and lending library
- Quiet study area
- Central location with all amenities on our doorstep
- Multi-faith prayer room
The nationality and age mix at LILA* Liverpool varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 26. In the summer, the average age is 26.
LILA* teaches students from all over the world, including:
LILA* loves Liverpool...you will too!
Liverpool has so much to offer as a vibrant, iconic, cultural European destination. The city has more galleries and museums than any other UK city outside London and they're jam-packed with culture vultures year-round. Add an unrivaled nightlife scene, impressive shopping areas throughout the city and nearby, beautiful local beaches and wildlife havens, and the world-renowned friendly locals and you get Liverpool - the small city with a big heart.
Famous for being the home of The Beatles, Liverpool has many attractions and sites that commemorate the story of the most successful band of all time. You can visit the famous "Cavern Club" where the band played regularly in the 60s and take city tours such as the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ which will take you to the most important places associated with the band like Penny Lane and Strawberry Field!
The city hosts many music festivals throughout the year in the beautiful city parks and numerous music venues from The Philharmonic Hall to The Cavern. The Liverpool Echo Arena hosts international events including the MTV Europe Music Awards, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Cirque du Soleil, and concerts of many famous artists. Aside from the festivals, Liverpool's music scene is thriving and you can find live music in the city every day of the week!
Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2004) due to its impressive waterfront and rich maritime history. You can visit some of these beautiful sites, take a trip on the famous Mersey Ferries, and visit the Albert Dock which alone has the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK.
Do you like sport? Liverpool's got it covered! Two of the biggest Premiership football teams, Liverpool and Everton, are located in the city at Anfield and Goodison Park and their homes are just across the park from one another. If you like horseracing or golf you could check out the Grand National which is held at Aintree Racecourse every April, or the Royal Liverpool Golf Club which hosts numerous Open Championships.
Liverpool locals are famed for their humour and fashion sense. Take a wander through the city and you're sure to meet some friendly locals who are ready to chat. For your shopping needs head to Liverpool ONE and Church Street, the fabulous shopping centres in the heart of the city.
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It's very good experience, the teachers give desire learn english and their courses it's excellent and dynamic. A location Lila's it's good and it's simple for find a school.Show details » Read more...
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Everything (teachers, location,housing ..........) was perfect.Show details » Read more...
Though I had very good moments at Lila, with good classes, staff very friendly, awesome teachers, I would like to point some issues:
The rooms are not lit enough. As an electrical engineer, I`m able to talk with property about this topic. All rooms have some deficiency of light to read tasks. I recommend a review of the light system that must change according to the colors of floor and walls.
During the first week, we had classes in a room without lights! The problem was solved just at the middle of the second week. I had headache almost every day. A teacher tried to move us to another room. But, even there, some lights were not working.
On the end of my period there, many friends were complaining about a specific teacher that is not native and had a very hard accent. I never had classes with him and I think this is not a rule, but travel abroad to study in a native english country and had classes with not native english teachers doesn`t make sense.
In Lila there are very good not native teachers, but would be nice a more criterious way to evaluate the new teachers.
Except by these points, everything was fine.
I must leave here my congratulations to the host family. They were amazing, very friendly! They deserve some kind of award. I felt in home for all time that I share with them.
They made the difference!
I was comfortable with the class and the teachers. Everybody was so cool with me. My host family was the best part of the experience, excellent people and excellent condition of a place to stay.
The only thing I didn't like was to wait so much time to know my host family details. It would've been better to have more time prior to my travel to make a phone call to my host family. Fortunately they were special people and I could feel like at home since the first day.
I loved everything in Lila! The school has a great location, very close to the city center and the bus stops. The lessons were exciting, I learned lots of new things. All the staff and teachers were so kind and always ready to help; and special thanks to Alex Evans, the best English teacher ever!
I really enjoyed the activities, there was a wide variety of different trips and excursions for any taste.
It was so cool to meet many people from all over the world and make lots of new friends.
I really liked the classes, teachers, location, facilities, activities, and housing.Show details » Read more...
The school is in down town and everything is near. The activities aren't that good. There aren't many activities.Show details » Read more...
I was in one advanced class and I really liked it. We usually were around 8 people and could discuss a lot of different topics such as the law, fashion and health. We had different teachers almost every week, so that it was very interesting to see in what way they tried to teach. Sometimes there were games, sometimes we had a discussion as a whole group or in pairs and sometimes we tried to work for ourselves so that it was a good mixture. The school has normal classrooms with whiteboards and tables so that it is no problem to learn there.
The social activities Lila offered were quite nice and it was good that there was a plan with all the activities available for each week. My housing was a bit outside the city centre, so that I had to walk 25 minutes. It was okay when it did not rain. I would have wished that more people of my accommodation would have gone to Lila, but on the other hand, I got to know nice people in the accommodation too who did not got to Lila but studied or worked in Liverpool.
All in all, it was a great experience and I was happy to go to Lila, because I think that it is one of the best and easiest way to make new friends.
Learn English to Lila was really interesting, because the teacher was interesting and dynamic. Liverpool had very nice people. My level in English is better now.Show details » Read more...
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We hope to see you again in the future.
The LILA* Team
The teachers were very friendly and nice. I have learned a lot of new things. The lessons were fun, but we still learned new things. My classmates were very nice too. The location was quite nice and it was near to the train station, which I liked.
All in all, it was wonderful!
Thank you so much for leaving a lovely review of LILA* Liverpool.
We'd love to have you back in the future!
The LILA* team
I liked classes. The teachers were great, but one thing I really missed was improving my grammar. Even in advanced class, we didn't practice much grammar. Most of the time we just did speaking which improved my English skills, but also got boring because we didn't write things down or write any essays.
I stayed at Alexander Terrace which, I think, was the worst part of my stay in Liverpool. During the last week, there was no hot water and anyway it was so dirty that it was impossible to use the kitchen there.
The time in LILA was nice, but i have to say that in my opinion the school should have a better structure. The teachers should be more organized.
With that I mean is that some teachers did at the same topics at the same time, and have also the same handouts for the students, which were quite boring.
Also the variety of the lessons are often the same, and if a person is not that into Art and stuff like this, it is just not interesting. Of course, Liverpool has a great history of music and art, but after one or two months I had enough. Everybody was talking about these things, even out of the school. At the advanced level, I also wish to talk about politics and business in English, but the teacher never talked about that. I couldn't figure out why, but sometimes I thought the teachers were afraid to talk about it, because they had a lot of different students with different cultural backgrounds. If a person like me is at the school for a couple months, it is a lot of repetition of the topics.
I also wished that the classes are better split, like grammar lesson, conversation, and write and reading, because if a student would like to improve their grammar skills it is almost impossible because 80% of the lessons are conversation. That is also the main reason why I can't recommend the school. Sometimes I thought some teacher were just not willing to do some grammar lessons because it is a bit a dry topic, but i mean that's a part of the language.
Another important thing is that all of the teachers should work with the schoolbook, because we have to buy the book for 25 pounds and at the end we got always handouts from some teacher from other books because they thought their own book would be better. Of course some teacher doesn't like this book, but if the teachers work with different books, the students shouldn't have to buy this books because that is quite piss-take.
I really a have to say Faith, Steven, and David did a great job it was a pleasure to have these three people as a teacher I wish more teachers would be like them.
The last negative thing the LILA wifi please remove it or change it with a wifi which works. The most of the time the wifi was so bad that I couldn't use my English dictionary. Better no wifi than a wifi like that. big minus point.
What I really liked were the Tutorials. It was really interesting to see how I improved my level from month to month. What I also liked were the trips. Hanna organized them always very well.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Liverpool. These homes are often between 20 - 45 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about student residence accommodation
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Liverpool, but this tends to be more expensive. LILA* provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from LILA*. Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.
If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 50 when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Liverpool based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
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Regarding the social program, we already have some activities and weekend trips on. She will be able to check it on Lila Online, when she gets her welcome pack. I am afraid the student’s lunch it is not included on our course price. The students have 45minutes break to have lunch at our school or go somewhere to have lunch with their colleagues. Talking about the discount on the bus ticket, I know there are discounted tickets for a week (not only for students, but for everyone). I also know that if you show a student card or letter they will do a discount on her bus ticket. She can have all this information on arrival, at her first day at school. She can always ask for information at our reception if she needs further details.