Studying English language at LEC will involve exploring almost any use of words. You will have the opportunity to study the ways English language is used in a variety of forms, such as casual spoken conversations, advertising and newspaper materials, texts and tweets, or business. Your English language course will also teach you to use the language at many levels – you might study the smallest article of written language and the phonetic alphabet, word-formation and the history of word meanings, notions of ‘standard’ or ‘formal’ grammar and pronunciation, discourse patterns and dialect variation and change, and issues of logic and meaning around matters like politeness and jokes.You will not just be looking at language on the page but language in use, in particular contexts, by speakers with motives, expectations and cultural knowledge. You will often present the results of your study through essays, exams, oral presentations, reports, data analysis tasks and other forms of assessment.You will learn through class discussions, sharing ideas and developing your understanding in groups. You may have workshops in which you work with others to closely to analyse texts with the guidance of a tutor, or perhaps studying the pattern of exchanges, or differences in accent, within some recorded conversation.
You need to take the initial level assessment test in order to meet LEC course entry conditions and requirements.
You are strongly advised to read our page on TESTS before you apply for a course at Liverpool English Centre.