Our online courses are specially designed to bring Liverpool School of English into your home.

This course is designed for elementary students who are preparing for an academic course. This could be a course at university or college or an English language exam preparation course such as IELTS. Students start their LSE journey with this course and follow onto IELTS preparation once they reach the appropriate level.

This course will help you develop all your English language skills with a focus on academic language. Our international classes will support you in achieving your learning aims and help you to develop confidence in using English.

The lessons are a combination of teacher led sessions and student group work sessions where you will work with your fellow classmates on a range of different activities. You will be encouraged to participate fully during all sessions to maximise their time for speaking practice and develop your fluency and pronunciation.

Lesson Structure

Our Online Academic Skills Course includes 3 afternoons of online lessons per week plus self-study time (homework).

You can combine the Online Academic Skills Course with an Online General English course for a more intensive full time course.


Our Online Academic Skills Course is designed for Elementary students. Please use our online test if you are unsure of your level.

If you would like to know more about English language levels click here for our level descriptions.

Computer Programme

Our online classes are delivered via Microsoft Teams. We will provide you with an account and all the information and support that you will need to use this.

Booking information

You need to book and pay for your course by the Wednesday before the Monday you wish to start. Download our Online Course Registration Form and send to

Your First Week

Before your first lesson you will need to use our online English test so that our Academic Team know which level of class you should go into. Please complete this test by the Thursday before your course start date. We will provide you with a student handbook which explains how the course works and any important information you need to know.

Find out about the benefits of learning English online here.



13:00-15:00Speaking: Useful phrases for presentations.Writing: Linking words and structure.Listening: Taking notes and recognising signposting.




£50 per week


No registration fee is charged on our online courses
1 – 12 weeks £30 | 13 – 23 weeks £60 | 24 weeks + £90

Included in the price:

Access to Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint programmes

End of Course Certificate (PDF)


What if I have internet problems during the class?

All of our lessons are recorded and your teacher can provide you with a copy of the recording. We cannot offer refunds if you encounter problems with your internet connection during the lesson.

What if I have an appointment and can’t attend a class?

Just let your teacher know that you will be unable to attend. They will be able to provide you with a recording of the lesson and any homework that you need to complete. Refunds cannot be given for any lessons you don’t attend.

I have recently had to postpone my in-school course due to Covid-19, can I do an online course instead of coming back at a later date?

Yes that is absolutely fine, contact us for more information.

I would like to do an online course and then come and study in Liverpool once I am able to travel again, is this possible?

Yes absolutely, doing an online course is a great way to get ready for studying in school and staying in the UK.

How will I know what level I am?

You need to complete our online test and our Academic Team will use this to place you into the correct level.

What if I find the class too easy or too hard?

You can speak with your teacher about this and they will advise you on the best thing to do. This may involve moving levels if it’s the right thing for you