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Learn English in Leeds

Welcome to English Path Leeds! Located in West Yorkshire, Leeds is England's third largest city after London and Birmingham. Our campus is at the heart of the city centre, so attending our English courses in Leeds offers enriching life experiences.

Capacity 250 students

Courses 16+

Campus timings: 9am – 5pm

Leeds, UK

School overview

Come and explore our English language school in Leeds, where history and cultures come together to give you the best of learning experiences. Our campus is located in the heart of the city centre, making it easy for you to explore the rich history and cultural heritage in Leeds. You will have easy access to many historical sites, museums, and other attractions. Leeds is also a modern city with a vibrant arts scene and a growing tech sector. Studying here is not only exciting, but it also surrounds you with British culture and a great opportunity to make new friends from around the world. Enrol in our English courses in Leeds to become a part of our community of British and international students. Enjoy the city's buzzing culture and make the most of your learning experience!

Campus gallery

Why study at our Leeds school?

Leeds is a top destination in the UK for students who want to learn English. Our language school, English Path, is conveniently located in the heart of the city, between the City Council and Town Hall buildings. We offer a wide range of interesting and varied courses, with flexible hours to suit your schedule. Here are the reasons why you should choose us for your English language learning journey in Leeds: 

  • Learn English from our experienced academic team. 
  • Enjoy the rich cultural experience and vibrant lifestyle that Leeds offers. 
  • Participate in our social programme with weekend trips to York, the Lake District, Liverpool and more. 
  • Discover various types of cuisine and the independent food scene from around the world. 
  • In Leeds, you can enjoy buzzing, budget-friendly nightlife all year round. 

Leeds

Leeds

About

Leeds is a diverse city known for its art museum, music, history, and green spaces. It's a great place for students to learn English with us. We understand that finding suitable accommodation is a crucial part of the study abroad experience. That's why we offer a variety of affordable student accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget. Whether you prefer the comfort of a homestay, the independence of an aparthotel, or the convenience of a summer residence, we've got you covered. Join us in Leeds and explore all that this incredible city has to offer. 

EP Leeds accommodation

EP Leeds summer accommodation

If you're looking for a home away from home where you can practise English and enjoy a great cultural experience, then our homestay accommodation is the perfect choice. Our homestays represent the many different cultures and backgrounds that make up British society. You can connect with these families and learn everyday English words while enjoying British hospitality. By living with a host, you'll improve your language skills and create lasting memories.  

To learn more about our homestay options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking a button below. 

CitiSpace gives you a space to relax and unwind outside
of your classes with the option of a gentle stroll to everything
Leeds city centre has to offer. With 24-hour assistance
on-site and supermarkets on your doorstep, this is the
perfect place for someone who wants to have their own
independence but with the knowledge that assistance
is there where needed.  

To learn more about our serviced apartments options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking a button below.

You can enrol in our English courses in Leeds and stay at Altus House, our dedicated summer residence plus the tallest building in Yorkshire! Located conveniently in the city, Altus House provides easy access to the dynamic city scene where you can meet other international students. You will have the opportunity to connect with your peers from all over the world and experience the best of English Path. At Altus House, you can look forward to comfort, company, and learning about different cultures. Join us for an unforgettable experience!   

To learn more about our summer residence options at Altus House or make a reservation, by clicking a button below. 

Travel and transport

Travel and Transport

Local

To travel within Leeds or from the airport, you can use the following different transport options.

Sunset Over the Sea

Taxi Service

Sunset Over the Sea

Bus

Sunset Over the Sea

Train

 

Students should arrive at Leeds Bradford/Manchester Airport. We request that you book your flights according to the starting date of your specific program. You must arrive on the Saturday or Sunday prior to your course start date. If you have booked a transfer service, a driver will meet you outside the customs area and drive you to your homestay or residence. Please ensure you arrange and pay the transfer fee in advance. 

Our English courses

Start your language journey with our range of English courses in Leeds. Whether you are preparing for IELTS or want to learn English in Leeds to improve your speaking skills, we have different courses to suit your needs. All our courses are taught by our experienced and professional teachers, who use fun and creative teaching styles to make learning enjoyable.

Nearby attractions

The Royal Armouries

Temple Newsam

Roundhay Park

Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Kirkstall Abbey

Harewood House

Address

St George House
40 Great George St,
Leeds LS1 3DL

Contact

Email: info@englishpath.com

Contact: +44 759 841 4651  

WhatsApp number: +44 759 723 2595  

Young Learner emergency number: +44 7506 644638 

Emergency Contact

Phone:  +44 749 400 2815

Nearest transport links

  • Located in a trendy neighbourhood, with plenty of pubs and convenience stores. 
  • 5 minutes’ walk from Leeds City Centre 
  • 10 minutes’ walk from Leeds New Station Street 
  • Car parks and bike parking facilities in the area 
 

"Enrolling in English Path was one of the best decisions I've made to learn English. The variety of English courses they offer ensured that I could focus on the specific language skills I needed to improve. The experienced teachers are passionate and skilled, making the learning process engaging and interactive. I'm grateful to English Path for helping me enhance my language skills and boost my confidence."

Social activities

Check out the exciting events that take place at our English Path Leeds campus! These group activities are a key part of our courses and are designed to encourage practical learning in a fun and interactive way. By participating in these events, you can learn English in Leeds with your peers and practice your language skills. Don't miss out on these valuable learning experiences!

Kirkstall Abbey Football

Bowling

Culture Days

Afternoon tea

Yorkshire Soap Company

Yorkshire Dales

Other destinations

At English Path, we offer a range of university-style campuses across the globe. These campuses provide a great opportunity for you to learn English in a diverse and multicultural environment. Explore other English Path campuses and choose the one that suits your specific learning needs.

Why learn English in Leeds?

Located in the north of England, Leeds is one of the biggest cities in the UK and has a vibrant economy. From museums and galleries to theatres, concert halls and even comedy clubs, the city's lively cultural scene makes sure that there's always something happening. Going to these events will help you to connect with locals who share your interests and learn English in Leeds in an interactive way. 

Leeds is a friendly and welcoming place with locals who are warm and open. If you want to practice your English with native speakers, this is a good place to be. However, if you really want to improve your language skills, joining English Path would be a great idea. We offer a range of English courses in Leeds, including General English, Electives and other courses to prepare you for language exams like IELTS, travel to English speaking countries, enhance your business communication skills or just learn a new language! Our courses are designed by our academic team to help you improve your English skills in a way that suits your learning needs. With English Path, you'll get support and guidance to help you reach your language goals.

Frequently asked questions about EP Leeds

1. How to book an English Path accommodation?

You can book your accommodation in 3 simple steps: 

Step 1: You can indicate your preferred type of accommodation (homestay, shared apartment or residence) on the application form during your application for a course. Our Student Services team will record the preferred choice of accommodation. 

Step 2: EP will be able to secure the accommodation option once the invoice has been paid. Our team will send you the accommodation confirmation with further details on the selected option. 

Step 3: You will need to confirm your arrival and send your flight details to our team, as soon as the flight is booked and no later than one week before the flight date. Our team will be able to book and confirm your accommodation and/or transfers and provide more details within the confirmation document. 

Here are some important things you need to know to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Use our checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything and are prepared for the exciting times ahead. 

(i) Checklist 

Here are a few important items that you should bring with you: 

  • Passport and VISA if required. 
  • Acceptance letter 
  • Accommodation letter 
  • Proof of health/medical insurance 
  • A bit of cash and credit/debit cards/Apple or Google Pay 
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (depending on the season you come to Leeds) 
  • Adaptor for electrical appliances 
  • Prescription medication and medical records 
  • Emergency information 

(ii) Pocket money 

Recommended weekly budget: £100 - 150. This should cover expenses, laundry, local travel and activities. You will need additional money if you want to take weekend trips. Bring £50 with you in cash and a debit or credit card (some shops and venues do not accept cash). You will need to check with your financial institution to make sure you will be able to withdraw money from a UK ATM. Do not bring foreign currency. It is not a good idea to carry around large amounts of cash. 

(iii) Clothing 

Most students dress casually for classes, but you should bring nice clothes for going out and sportswear for sports and outdoor activities. The climate is changeable and may be different from your own. The typical temperature is 15-25°C in the summer and 0-10°C in the winter, although it can drop below freezing. Bring waterproof clothing if you’re arriving in the autumn or winter. 

(iv) Electrical current 

Standard voltage in the UK is 230 volts; remember to bring an adaptor with you or buy one when you arrive.  

We encourage you to follow the school’s Instagram account before you arrive and especially during your stay. This will give you an idea of what is happening at the school and help you connect with staff and students. Follow @englishpathschools. 

We also require you to join the school WhatsApp. This is also where we will post notifications of any unexpected school closures: it is important you check our Instagram account for any announcements while you are attending the school, especially if there is severe weather in the area (e.g. snowstorm, flood, etc.). If the school cannot open or school opening will be delayed, we will announce this as soon as possible (the night before or in the morning) to advise you of this, along with information on how to get further updates and any alternate scheduling (if applicable). 

Arriving at the airport in a foreign country can be overwhelming. To better prepare yourself, make sure that you have read the information below about your arrival and how to get to your accommodation. If you get lost or confused upon arrival, don’t be afraid to ask the airport staff for help as they will be happy to give assistance. 

(i) If you have booked a transfer with us, in case of a service emergency, use the following details to contact us: 

If you have any flight changes, miss a connecting flight or need help meeting the transfer service, you should call the emergency number. Please be prepared to tell them your name, school name (English Path) and location. Students should only accept a transfer from a greeter with the official English Path signage. 

  • Transfer service emergency number: + 44 749 400 2815 

(ii) Be aware of the general living costs (sample prices for items in this city) 

  • Bottle of water: £1 

  • Coffee: £3 

  • Can of coke: $1.20 

  • Meal out for two: £20-50 

  • Takeaway pizza: £6-15 

  • Sandwich: £2.50-4 

  • Local bus ticket: £2 

  • Cinema ticket: £7-12 

  • Pint of beer £3-6 

(iii) Understand the local customs 

  • Women in the UK are equal to men and should always be treated fairly. 

  • British people sometimes talk to strangers in public areas. This is a great way to practice English, but caution should be taken. You should not give out your address and telephone number or accept inappropriate invitations. 

  • “Please” and “thank you” are very important words! Always use them if you ask someone to do something for you, or if they help you or give you information. 

  • The UK is a culturally diverse nation where people of all ethnic backgrounds are treated equally. 

(iv) Health and safety come first 

  • Medical insurance: If you are studying in the UK for less than 6 months, you should take out private health insurance before coming to the UK. If you need to see a doctor, you may go to one of the walk-in centres. To find the walk-in centres nearby, you visit: clch.nhs.uk/services/walk-in-centres. 

  • If you get sick: If you get sick while in the UK, you should visit a doctor. To do this, you will need to register as a temporary patient, which we recommend you do at the start of your stay. You can ask the Student Services team or your host family where the nearest doctor is. If you have a minor illness, you can ask staff at a local pharmacist for advice. Remember to bring any relevant insurance or medical documentation with you. 

  • Protecting your belongings: We strongly recommend you take out insurance for your personal belongings, especially cameras, music players, mobile phones and laptops. Personal items cannot be covered by English Path homestay or residence insurance. 

  • Prescription medication: UK pharmacies will issue prescriptions from approved countries; however, we recommend that you bring prescriptions with you to avoid unexpected issues in obtaining medicines and the high costs issued to visitors to the UK. To check if your country is on the approved list (the UK, EEA or Switzerland) visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/prescriptionsissued-in-the-eea-and-switzerland-guidancefor-pharmacists#eel-decline and research about your specific prescription. 

International customs agents may ask you questions about your medication upon your departure or arrival, so be sure to pack it carefully. Bring any important medical records (blood type, prescriptions, x-rays) that might be useful for medical care abroad, as well as contact information for your health care providers at home. 

  • Staying safe at school: If you or another student has an accident or needs urgent medical attention, please come to reception, where the First Aider is located. 

  • Fire safety: If you discover a fire, press the fire alarm button on the nearest alarm. Leave the building immediately via the fire exit. Make sure you tell a member of EP staff exactly what happened so they can call 999. If you hear the fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Do not run, use the lift or stop to collect your belongings. EP staff will guide you to the fire exit. Go to the assembly point. Follow any instructions given by a member of EP staff and do not go back into the building until you are told to do so by EP staff.  

  • Personal safety and looking after valuables: Leeds is generally a safe place, but as with a lot of big cities, you should always be alert. Some tips are: Be alert when you are walking alone at night. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Do not leave your belongings unattended. In the UK, you do not need to always carry your identification card or passport with you. You can keep it at home and carry a picture of your ID on your phone or a photocopy in your bag. When at a club, bar or pub, do not leave your drink unattended to avoid the risk of drinks spiking. 

(v) Medical costs  

Medical costs in the UK vary depending on where you are from and the treatment needed. We recommend that you check your cover on the NHS website or at https://www.nhs.uk/nhsservices/visiting-or-moving-to-england/. 

(vi) Laws 

  • No one under the age of 18 in the UK may buy or consume tobacco or alcohol, including beer and wine. It is against the law to buy tobacco or alcohol for someone you know who is under the age of 18. 

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious crime and police make regular random checks. 

  • You will need international ID to enter bars, clubs or pubs (e.g. Passport, ID card, driving license). 

  • Buying, selling and using drugs is illegal. 

(vii) Student code of conduct 

  • You must attend all classes. If you do not attend your classes, your representative will be informed. If you do not then improve your attendance, you may not be able to continue your course. 85% attendance is needed to be able to receive a certificate of completion. 

  • Be on time for all your lessons. 

  • Always tell English Path if you are going to be absent from school for any reason and tell your host family if you are going away overnight. 

  • If you commit a criminal offence or have to be severely disciplined, you will be sent home. We will also inform the immigration authorities. 

  • Be respectful, polite and open to different cultures. 

(viii) Open a bank account 

  • The Main banks in the UK are HSBC, Barclays, Natwest, Nationwide and Santander. To open a bank account, the following documents may be needed:  

- Passport or EU ID 

- A valid visa 

- A school letter 

  • You can get the school letter from Student Services to take to the bank. For online banks, you may open your account online without a letter from us. 

Call 999 in case of fire, a medical emergency or if you need the police. 

You can use the following modes of transport to reach the centre from the airport: 

Leeds Bradford Airport  

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Airport to city centre 

by bus (every 20-30 mins) 

A1 Flyer 

£2 single  

50 minutes 

Uber 

N/A 

£20 - 30 

25 minutes 

  • If you choose to book an airport transfer, your flight details should be sent to us 4 weeks in advance to ensure we will be able to provide you with an airport transfer. 
  • A driver will meet you after you come through the customs area and drive you to your accommodation. 

*Students under 18 years old must book homestay breakfast and dinner & return airport transfers. 

On your first day at English Path School: 

  • Induction starts at 08:45 am. 
  • This includes a writing test, speaking test, induction presentations about the school and academic programmes and the distribution of class timetables. 
  • A tour of the local area. 
  • Classes begin at: 11:00 am. 
  • On your first day, you are expected to bring your passport and VISA if required.