About LILA*

Educational excellence driven by collaboration, creativity, and culture.

Over 15,000 futures shaped by LILA*

  • Over 15,000 students
  • Over 100 nationalities
  • Spanning ages 12-76

All brought together since 2004 to love to learn with us.

20 years of loving to learn

Back in 2004, LILA* founders Leanne and Victoria returned to the UK with a simple mission: to bring quality language teaching to the north of England.

They believed — and still do — that learning is about more than getting a certificate with your name on it. It’s about new experiences, new connections and new possibilities — both in and outside the classroom.

It’s this belief that underpins the LILA* experience to this day. Exceptional teaching, personal service, and a wide variety of social activities — all to help you love to learn.

And as we’ve expanded over the years, one thing remains the same: you’re guaranteed the same warm welcome and supportive environment as the very first student who walked through our doors 20 years ago.

A world-class college, with the LILA* experience

In 2022 we teamed up with David Game College to offer best-in-class education with the same nurturing, sociable approach that makes us LILA*.

Study A Levels or one of three University Foundation Programmes in our bright, modern college, taught by experts in their field, and headed up by a former Dean of prestigious Law Schools and University Admissions Tutor — giving you the best chance of securing a place at your first-choice university.

Our Vision

To inspire students to love to learn.

Our Mission

To give you quality teaching, a complete student experience, personal service, and exceptional value for money.

Our Values

We love what we do

Every member of our team shares a genuine passion for education, learning, and your success.

We’re ahead of the game

And our modern facilities, latest technology, and ongoing improvements will help you get ahead of the game too.

We learn, we grow

We learn from you as much as you’re learning from us — and all that goes into making your time with us even better.

We deliver

Whatever your goals are, we’ll give you the exceptional teaching, nurturing environment, and support to get you there.

You matter

This is your journey, so we’ll get to know you, your goals and your needs, to give you a totally personal experience.

Liverpool’s only Quality English school

We wanted to create a school where students could feel truly at home. And combining classic northern hospitality with the personal approach which sets LILA* apart — there was no better place than Liverpool.

  • Voted the second friendliest city in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller
  • Largest collection of museums and galleries outside of London
  • Vibrant student community and lively nightlife
  • A hub for live music, sport, art and culture
  • Connected to the rest of the UK and the world by road, rail, air and sea

Learn more about life in Liverpool.

A spacious, sociable learning environment

Forget wooden desks, uncomfortable chairs and squeaky chalk on dusty blackboards — our school is bright, modern and equipped with everything you need to learn at your best.

Be inspired to learn

In our Liverpool-themed classrooms and science lab

Unwind and socialise

In open-plan common rooms with TVs and games

Learn independently

With our IT facilities and quiet study areas

Collaborate with classmates

In ‘The Park’, our energising co-working space

Stay connected

Free WIFI throughout

Learn more about our Facilities.

What makes LILA* special


Our English language teachers are all qualified to at least CELTA Level 5, and our college teachers are experts in their field. They’re exceptionally experienced, and will support you to be your best.


Get to know your classmates, your city, and the locals with our social activities, including days out, museum visits, games nights, guided tours… whatever you’re into, there’s something in our programme for you.


The family atmosphere LILA* was founded on continues to this day: every member of our team cares about you, will say a friendly hello when they pass in the corridor, and is here to listen when you need it.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Our results, awards and achievements speak for themselves: LILA* is a place where you’ll succeed.

ISI Inspection 2023

Rated ‘Exceeds Expectations’ ★★★★★

The PIEoneer Awards

Winners of Language Provider of The Year 2023

Cambridge Exams

100% Pass Rate

Study Travel Magazine

Shortlisted for Star Language School in Europe 6 times

University progression

99% of students went on to study at university

A Level results

87% of A Level students achieved grades A-C

Want to know what our students think of LILA* College? Read our Success Stories!