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Welcome to Leeds English Language School!

We are Leeds English. As the first English language school in Leeds (established 2001) we are the originals!

Our staff are passionate and proud of the work they do to make the school the best it can be.

Why Leeds?

With an affordable cost of living (around 40% cheaper than London), great shopping, excellent restaurants and a friendly atmosphere, Leeds offers everything you need to have a fantastic English experience!

  • International students are an important part of Leeds society. There are many study groups and opportunities to meet other students from all around the world!
  • We have strong ties to Leeds’ top universities and can help you with your application for the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett or Leeds Arts University.
  • Located in the middle of the UK, Leeds is perfect for exploring other cities like Edinburgh, York, Manchester and London.
  • Yorkshire has beautiful countryside and historic villages, well worth a visit.
  • Our school is located in the popular and trendy areas of Headingley and Hyde Park. Many of our students live here.

Quality teaching

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

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Our courses have been crafted by EFL experts at Leeds English Language School. A communicative approach is used with students working in pairs and groups. Grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are taught in a way that helps students communicate in real life situations. The school uses the latest course books which teachers adapt to make relevant to their learners’ needs. You can expect to learn new grammar and vocabulary every day!

Intensive General English

Intensive General English has always been one of our most popular courses.
It is designed for students who wish to improve their general level of English.

  • Study 21 hours per week
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • 10 students per class on average
  • Yorkshire has beautiful countryside and historic villages, well worth a visit.
  • 14 students per class maximum. (At busy periods throughout the year, some classes may increase to a maximum of 16)
  • All levels welcome – Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced
  • You will get a free placement test, free extra classes, a textbook, a bag of materials and a certificate at the end of your course
  • Start any Monday – Beginners should start near the beginning of term – Check term start dates

Intensive IELTS

We are proud of our quality IELTS provision.
Many students get the results they need to go onto further study or work. You are expected to progress by 0.5 IELTS score, per term.

This course is designed for students who are motivated and prepared to work hard!

  • Exam techniques for all four papers (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
  • Practice tests once per week
  • Practice of different types of questions (multiple choice, multiple matching, short answer on the reading paper)
  • Personalised feedback on all of your tests
  • How to avoid common errors
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Free Extra Classes

Leeds English Language School loves hardworking students!
Our free extra classes compliment your language learning and enable you to meet and work with students from other levels.

Study club

Study with your friends after school, Monday – Thursday 2.45pm – 3.45pm

This is a good opportunity to try to learn something that you find difficult as a teacher will be available to answer questions.

Students have access to:

  • Chromebook computers
  • Practice papers
  • Grammar books
  • Graded readers
  • Dictionaries

An introduction to IELTS

Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm – 4pm
1-hour classes for Pre-intermediate and Intermediate level students. Practice answering different types of questions and understand the structure of the IELTS exam.

Speaking club

Lots of chatting – every Wednesday!
This fun and friendly conversation class is free for all students. Practice speaking and listening with a different teacher each week.

Topics might be:

  • Popular music
  • Weather and the environment
  • Food from around the world
  • Our lives in the future
  • Television and film

Culture Club

Occasional Thursday treats!
These classes are useful for learning interesting English vocabulary about culture, lifestyle, regions and entertainment in the UK.

Recent subjects have been:

  • Football
  • Technology
  • British counties
  • Yorkshire dialect
  • Social media vocabulary

B2 First (FCE exam preparation)

Friday, 1pm – 2.30pm
The First Certificate in English (FCE) is a qualification that shows you can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes. Our FCE exam preparation classes are suitable for students with an Intermediate or Upper Intermediate level of English who want to gain an internationally recognised exam qualification.

  • Usually at our Victoria Road school
  • Practice tests with authentic B2 First materials
  • Common vocabulary for contemporary topics


We recognise the importance of having a comfortable and safe place to stay when you arrive in a new country. Choose from these options, or look for your own private accommodation.

Carr Mills

Live with other Leeds English students in our en-suite flats at Carr Mills.

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carr mills student accommodation shared living room

North Grange Road

Newly furnished accommodation located within a short walk to school.

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north grange road student accommodation bedroom

Victoria Court Mews

Newly furnished accommodation located next to our Victoria Road school.

victoria court mews student accommodation bedroom
victoria court mews student accommodation shared kitchen

Studylinks Homestay

Live with a local person or a family in Leeds to experience British culture.

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homestay house in Leeds

Included in all accommodation:

  • WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • A living area with a TV
  • A desk in your bedroom
  • Bedding
  • Pots and pans to cook with

Social Program

Having a happy, relaxed mind helps you reach your potential. This is why offering fun and interesting activities is a top priority at Leeds English Language School.

With 100-150 fantastic students from all around the world, a dedicated Social Activities Coordinator, and a friendly team who love working with international students, there is always entertainment just around the corner!

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Airport Transfer

If you require a taxi to or from Leeds Bradford airport, please add this to the application form. We can book this for you.

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