FAQs2019-06-14T15:43:48+01:00

Frequently asked questions

How many weeks can I study?2019-06-14T17:08:59+01:00

Students can study for 2 weeks or more. The courses are 10 weeks long but you are welcome to begin studying on any Monday. There is one exception: we would advise not starting on week 10 of the course – please check our calendar or contact us if you are unsure.

How many hours can I study?2019-06-14T17:08:38+01:00

Students with short-term study visas must study for 21 hours on an Intensive course.
Europeans and British students may study for 15 hours in certain circumstances. Part-time General English is for Elementary levels and above. You cannot study IELTS for 15 hours a week.

What visa do I need?2019-06-14T17:08:25+01:00

A short-term study visa. Please visit the website UKCISA for advice on how to apply for a visa.
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Do you have a beginners course?2019-06-14T17:08:15+01:00

Yes.

Are the teachers qualified?2019-06-14T17:08:04+01:00

Yes. All Leeds English Language School teachers have between 5 and 20 years of experience teaching English as a second language. Many of our teachers have a DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or a Master’s in a teaching-related field. All our teachers have a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or equivalent.

Leeds English Language School was established in 2001. Our recent British Council report from 2017 awarded the school strengths in SEVEN areas including course design and learner management.

Can I choose which school I go to? (Burley Road or Victoria Road)2019-06-14T17:04:58+01:00

Unfortunately not. Our classrooms and study materials are set up for different levels. There is a short distance between our 2 schools (only 15-20 minutes walk).

Do I get a certificate?2019-06-14T17:07:52+01:00

Yes! We will create an attendance certificate when you finish studying. Please inform us of your last day and if you would like a class photo.

What happens if I have to cancel my course before I arrive?2019-06-14T17:05:17+01:00

The school must be notified of any cancellations at least 2 weeks before the start of the course. Refunds will be considered, and a £100 admin charge will be applied. Failure to notify the school 2 weeks in advance will result in a charge of 2 weeks’ tuition fees and a £100 admin charge.

The school has the right to ask for documentary evidence before issuing a refund, such as a visa refusal letter, medical reports or other relevant documentation resulting in the need for cancellation.

What happens if my visa application is refused?2019-06-14T17:07:39+01:00

If your visa is refused, please let us know. For refunds to be considered, we need to see a copy of the visa refusal letter. A £100 admin charge will be applied.

Is the school near to the city centre?2019-06-14T17:07:12+01:00

Yes, it is only a short bus or train journey to the city centre. Our schools are located in popular and trendy student areas, close to Headingley / Hyde Park and Kirkstall Road. Many of our students live here – there are many nice restaurants and fun things to do outside of the city centre too!

Can I take a holiday?2019-06-14T15:17:18+01:00

You must give 2 weeks’ notice and complete a holiday request form. If it is agreed, you will receive a letter that is signed by the Student Services Manager or the Director of Studies.

Leeds English Language School understands that long-term students may wish to take a break from their studies to visit family or for other reasons. Please refer to our Student holiday policy.

Can I bring my laptop / tablet into class?2019-06-14T15:20:41+01:00

Yes, you may bring your own computer. At Leeds English, students have access to Google Chromebook computers to use in school, anytime.

What do I do if I think my classes are too difficult?2019-06-14T17:06:48+01:00

Speak to us immediately! Your teacher and the academic managers will discuss the issue and decide on the best way to proceed.

Can I buy lunch at school or do I need to bring it with me?2019-06-14T15:38:04+01:00

Burley Road:
There is a small supermarket next door to the school where you can buy food and drink. There is also a sandwich shop about 5 minutes from the school. If you want to venture slightly further and walk to Kirkstall Road, there are many shops, cafes and supermarkets. This is about 10 minutes on foot.

Victoria Road:
Next to the school is a small shop selling sweets and drinks. The opening times are not always clear but there are 2 supermarkets about 5 minutes away on foot. There are also a couple of sandwich shops about 20 yards from the school.

Our friend Adham visits both schools on most days. He sells tasty, freshly-prepared wraps, drinks and snacks from our student common rooms.

How do I book student residence accommodation?2019-06-14T17:06:31+01:00

We have 3 great options for student residence. Please make your selection on the application form and we will send you more information in the welcome pack.

How do I book homestay accommodation?2019-06-14T17:06:21+01:00

Please contact Studylinks who will help with your booking. Leeds English Language School does not arrange this.

Are the homestay families near to the school?2019-06-14T17:06:11+01:00

Homestay hosts live in different areas of the city. Be prepared to travel up to 1 hour to the school. There are convenient transport links with easy access to both of our schools.

This option is great for students who want to experience home life in the UK and not worry about cooking – most meals are provided!

How do I get a discount on my course fees?2019-06-14T15:28:07+01:00

If you pay for multiple weeks together, you may be entitled to a discount. Please see our price list for the details.

How do I apply?2019-06-14T17:05:56+01:00

There are 2 ways to apply:
1. Use the contact form and we will send you all the information by email.
2. Download and complete the application form and send it to us with a copy of your photo ID.

Students must be over 18 years old when they start the course.

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