Our General English & Science course is designed and delivered by qualified English teachers and professional scientists. It provides students the opportunity to improve their English skills and to gain hands-on experience using real laboratory equipment. Delivered in conjunction with our partners BioGrad, the course supports university and work experience applications.

Course Structure:

The course starts with one week of General English at the Liverpool School of English followed by one week of Laboratory Skills at BioGrad laboratory. It is also possible to extend your study time at the school if you would like more time to improve your English before or after the programme.

Part 1: Studying at the Liverpool School of English

Our General English course is designed to improve all areas of your English language including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our qualified teachers use the communicative approach and task-based learning to ensure that lessons are dynamic and effective. Throughout the course you will learn and develop your understanding of English grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.

Part 2: Laboratory Skills at BioGrad

This part of the programme at BioGrad will allow you to work alongside scientists and learn techniques that will support you in further study and in your future career. You will gain valuable insights into working within a laboratory environment in the UK whilst using and developing your English. BioGrad teach at a very low student to tutor ratio (5:1) so that you are supervised and encouraged throughout your course. Students have the opportunity to design their own experiments and develop independent research skills and gain confidence. BioGrad have links with many companies who recruit interns and graduates based on recommendations. They aim to inspire students to enter a research career and offer help finding opportunities for your future. Topics Include:

  • Laboratory Introduction
  • Nano-Toxicology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Career Development


Our General English + Science course is also available to groups. If you are interested in sending a group to study this course or something similar please contact us on For groups we can offer this course year-round and can put together a more bespoke course in partnership with BioGrad should you require something a little different.


Part 1: Studying at the Liverpool School of English
9:00 - 12:00Vocabulary: Food and cooking. Listening and Speaking: Food and eating.Listening and Speaking: Restaurants. Grammar: Present simple and continuous.Vocabulary and Speaking: Family. Grammar: Future forms.Pronunciation: Sentence stress. Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality.Vocabulary: Expressing likes and dislikes. Practical English: Meeting new people.
Part 2: Laboratory Skills at BioGrad
9:30 - 16:00Laboratory Introduction: Health and Safety, rules, techniques and best practice.Nano-Toxicology: Investigate the effect of toxic nanomaterials on lung macrophage cells.Microbiology: The aseptic technique, working with E-coli and B-subtilis.Immunology: ELISA and Gel Electrophoresis.Career Development Workshop, Presentations and Certifications.


General English + Science

  • Price on request.

Fees include:

  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch & dinner) homestay accommodation (16+) or en-suite self-catering accommodation (18+)
  • Access to Social Programme
  • Access to Free Support Classes (maximum 3 per week)
  • Access to LSe-Learning valid from the start of your course until 6 months after your course finishes
  • Regular progress tests and 1:1 tutorials

Extra Fees:

  • Registration Fee £50
  • Materials Fee £25 (Coursebooks will be provided)
  • CAS Fee £21 (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) (subject to change)*
  • Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application)*

*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has

Holidays 2018:

There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees.

  • 30th March
  • 2nd April
  • 7th May
  • 28th May
  • 27th August

Holidays 2019:

There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees.

  • 19th April
  • 22nd April
  • 6th May
  • 27th May
  • 26th August

Christmas Holidays Close on 20th December 2019 and re-open on 2nd January 2020


 Is it possible to study more lessons? Yes during the first part of the programme you can also do afternoon classes for an additional supplement. You can also spend more studying your English before or after the specified course dates. Send us a message now and we can work out a course and schedule that’s right for you

What accommodation can I stay in?

Included in this package is either:

I already have accommodation organised in Liverpool so can I have the package without the accommodation?

Yes this is possible, send us a message now and we can discuss your requirements and prices

I’m interested in sending a group but they want to focus more on clinical skills and medical research. They would also like to do an elective in English for medicine. Is this possible?

Yes, if you have a group who are looking for something a bit different we can put together a bespoke course especially for you. Please contact our groups team and they will be happy to discuss your requirements