Benefits of LILA*

5 reasons to love to learn at LILA*

At LILA*, we want you to love to learn. But we also know your time with us is about much more than just learning: it’s about exploring a new city, discovering new cultures, making international friendships and lifelong memories.

Join us to experience it all: daily social activities, a vibrant location in the centre of Liverpool and the UK, and the personal service and support to help you thrive. All on top of our award-winning teaching.

1. You’ll love to learn in Liverpool

The Beatles. Bananas. Libraries. Cilla Black. Steven Gerrard. These bright futures began in Liverpool. And the same will be true for you.

Join us in Liverpool and you’ll be continuing the city’s centuries-old tradition of innovation, creativity, progress and global connections. And you’ll be welcomed with open arms, alongside the 70,000 students that make up the city’s diverse community.

Connected to the world

Fly to Liverpool or Manchester airports and be in the city centre within an hour of landing.

A hub for art and culture

Liverpool has the most museums and galleries outside London. And the Cavern Club!

Great days out nearby

The Lake District, North Wales, London… the UK’s best bits are just a train journey away.

The famous Scouse welcome

Expect smiles in the street, chit-chat in coffee shop queues, and help willingly offered when you need it.

Easy and safe to explore

The city centre is compact and walkable, and all our homestays are within 45 minutes’ travel of our school.

Something for everyone!

The city brings together history, nightlife, shopping, music, sport and more. So whatever you’re into, you’ll find it here.

Learn more about Liverpool!

2. You’re supported to love to learn

We’ve got a saying here in Liverpool: you’ll never walk alone. And the same is true at LILA* — we get to know you, your goals, and your motivations so we can give you what you need to get the most out of your time with us.

You’ve got the freedom and independence to explore, with the safety net of our nurturing environment — so that you never have to walk alone.

Small class sizes

Maximum 15 students in our english language classes and 6 in our A Level classes

1:1 support

Available if you need it

Friendly, approachable staff

Here to help throughout your studies

3. Make memories and friendships that last a lifetime

The LILA* experience is about more than growing your skills — it’s about supporting you to grow as a person. We want you to leave us not just with an education to power your future, but with a global network of friends and memories to treasure forever.

Make international friendships

From Ukraine to the US, and Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, LILA* brings diverse people together over a shared love of learning.

Make the experience yours

From football, to games nights, to city tours and day trips, we’ve got something different to do every day — pick and choose as much or as little as you like!

Learn outside the classroom

Explore independently to find your favourite spots in the city, discover it’s best kept secrets, and immerse yourself in local life.

4. Facilities built to inspire

We believe you learn at your best when you feel comfortable, confident and relaxed. So we designed our school not to feel like a school — but to feel like home.

For study time

Be inspired by the Liverpool legends our classrooms are themed around, all equipped with smart TVs and interactive whiteboards for engaging lessons.

For downtime

Recharge your mind with a game of ping-pong in our spacious common rooms, pop the kettle on and catch up with your classmates, or unwind in front of the TV.

For quiet time

Catch up on independent study using our co-working space, quiet study area, library and IT facilities.

Learn more about our Facilities.

5. Exceptional teachers

You’re learning from the very best teachers at LILA*. They care about every student’s success — both personally and professionally — and will gently push you to be the very best you can be.

They’ll make your lessons fun, engaging, and interactive, while challenging you academically. And our small class sizes mean they can give you the support and attention you need to succeed.

ISI exceeds expectations

Our latest ISI inspection highlighted that ‘Teachers are well qualified, experienced and have comprehensive subject knowledge’.

Experts in their fields

Our English language teachers have a minimum of CELTA level 5, and our college faculty includes former barristers, admissions tutors and researchers.

Award-winning teaching

We won ‘Language Provider of the Year’ at the 2023 PIEoneer awards to recognise our commitment to the highest standards of teaching and student experience.

Bonus reason to join us at LILA*…

Take it from our alumni: learning at LILA* is an experience like no other. Read our Success Stories.