About LILA*

Welcome to LILA* where we love to learn!

LILA* was established in Liverpool in 2004 as an independent English language academy. Founded by two sisters, Leanne Linacre and Victoria Bligh. Leanne and Victoria started their careers teaching overseas, upon their return to the UK they felt that there was a need for more quality language schools in the north of England and Liverpool was the perfect choice.   

We think (and our students agree!) that LILA* Liverpool is a great place to learn English. Our vision has contributed to the growth of our school and our loyal students continue recommending us as the best school to study at in the UK.



"The LILA* vision is simple: we want to inspire and enable our students to ‘Love to Learn’. We like to think that once a LILA* student, always a LILA* student." 


"At LILA* we make a promise to our students: we’ll provide a fresh, contemporary environment in an iconic location, ensure they receive a complete student experience with quality teaching, making sure they receive great value for money. All of this delivered with that unique and personal touch that makes us LILA*"

LILA* Liverpool is an innovative language school situated in the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool. We are a medium-sized school with a family feel and our purpose built school means LILA* students study in style and comfort.  

LILA* Liverpool boasts contemporary learning facilities providing everything that a LILA* student could possibly wish for: quality teaching, value for money, a wide range of courses, great location, personal service, and a comprehensive social aspect that will help shape your experience at LILA* and in Liverpool.

Liverpool has so much to offer as a vibrant and iconic cultural destination. We have more theatres, museums and galleries than any other city outside of London and if you like music, sport and shopping then Liverpool is great for you! LILA* is right next to the fabulous Liverpool One shopping district and only a bus journey from 2 of the Premiership’s biggest football teams; Liverpool and Everton FC. We're just around the corner from the famous ‘Cavern Club’, which was home to the Beatles and which still hosts amazing live music acts every day.

We like to think that 'once a LILA* student, always a LILA* student'!

LILA* Liverpool also features:

  • Electronic white boards available
  • 18 uniquely designed classrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the school
  • 'Student only' IT facilities
  • Weekly and monthly social programmes with local and national trips
  • Large common room with TV
  • Hot drinks and snack facilities
  • Book swap and lending library
  • Quiet study area
  • Central location with all amenities on our doorstep
  • Multi-faith prayer room