Your first day at Leeds English Language School

We look forward to meeting you! Here’s a useful guide to your first day at Leeds English, plus some suggestions for things you might want to do in the first week.

1 – Arrive at our Burley Road school (LS4 2PX)

When you arrive, the student services team will welcome you to the school. You will complete an enrolment form and we will take your photo (for staff use only).

2 – Testing

A member of the Academic team will ask you to do the writing test (if it was not completed online) and a short speaking test (5-10 minutes).
Students are placed in a class according to their level:
Beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Upper Intermediate or Advanced.

We will give you information about your teacher, your classroom and the timetable.

3 – Take a tour around the city

All new students are invited to join our guided tour of Leeds city centre.  This usually happens on Monday afternoon at around 12:30pm. This tour is not obligatory, but many students find it useful.

The tour usually includes:

  • Banks
  • The central post office
  • The biggest supermarkets and Leeds City Market
  • Leeds train station
  • Leeds bus station and the useful bus stops around the city
  • STA student travel centre (where you can buy a student card)

4 – Your school induction

New students will have a school induction meeting. This usually takes place at 3pm. It is a detailed introduction, welcoming you to the school and gives you the opportunity to ask us any questions.

Read more about the school facilities here!

Your first week at Leeds English Language School