Interview with Stacey McGee, International Sales Manager of LILA* Liverpool: “There is no better way to improve your English than in country”


Why should a student choose your school?

At LILA* we are dedicated to providing a memorable and educational experience for students from all over the world. We welcome students in to the LILA* family and offer support both pre and post-study to allow students to make the most of their study abroad experience.
We will always go the extra mile to ensure our students have the best experience and provide a home away from home. We like to think that “once a LILA* student, always a LILA* student.”


In your opinion, which are the main benefits for a student to study abroad?

There are so many benefits to studying abroad, especially in Liverpool. Our city provides a home away from home and is known for being one of the most friendly cities in the UK.
There is no better way to improve your English than in country, where you will be able to speak to local people and really immerse yourself into the British lifestyle.
Without a doubt though, the friends and memories you will make whilst studying abroad has to be the main benefit. Our students make lifelong friends from all around the world and learn about so many different cultures.


How do you see the future of language tourism?

2020 has been a tough year for language tourism as we all know. However the need and desire for students to travel and immerse themselves into our cities and schools is still there, if not more than ever! We have spent a lot of time at home in 2020 so I have no doubt that when easy travel resumes students will be eager to travel again and our schools can get back to doing what they do best.


What types of courses do you think will be most in demand in the future? 

In the near future I see exam preparation being more popular than shorter term courses, as these students will need to travel to then go on and do their future studies. I also think English Plus courses will continue to thrive as students and parents will be looking for a way to really invest their money into a course that improves there English but can also offer something extra such as aviation/business studies.


Name of school


Country / City

United Kingdom / Liverpool


The most significant things the school can offer

LILA* Liverpool offers everything that a student needs in order to have a great language abroad experience. Our contemporary learning facilities provide a wide range of courses, quality teaching, value for money, great location, personal service and a fantastic social aspect which will complete your experience.
If you are looking for a vibrant, iconic, cultural destination then LILA* Liverpool is the school for you. Located in the heart of the City Centre students can enjoy new shops and restaurants, cool bars plus plenty of cultural, musical, sporting and social opportunities to enjoy. LILA* is next door to the fabulous Liverpool One shopping district and only a bus journey from Premiership’s biggest football teams, Liverpool and Everton FC. We are just around the corner from the famous ‘Cavern Club’, which is home to the Beatles, you can visit the Cavern on a social night out with your classmates.


Types of courses taught at the school

LILA*’s range of courses has something for everyone, whether a student is learning English for everyday use, academic purposes or in the workplace.
Courses available:
General English (intensive, full time and part time)
IELTS Preparation, Cambridge Exam Preparation (FCE and CAE), Trinity Exam Preparation (closed groups only)
• Evening Classes
• English for Business
• Teacher Training
• Groups and junior programmes
• Online learning (on own or packaged with a course at LILA*)
• Live in Language: study and stay in a teacher’s home
• Specialist English Courses
• English + Internship
• Short High School Placement
• English and Football
• A-levels
• University Preparation


Attractions in the school’s surroundings and in the city in general

Liverpool has so much to offer as a vibrant, iconic and cultural destination. We have more theatres, museums and galleries than any other city outside of London. LILA* Liverpool is next to the fabulous Liverpool ONE shopping complex and a short bus journey from Premier League football teams, Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
We are just around the corner from the famous Cavern Club, which is home to the Beatles. Visit the Cavern on a social night out with your classmates and experience Liverpool’s
legendary nightlife. Liverpool also has a rich history and boasts many original buildings and landmarks, such as the Royal Liver Building, St George’s Hall, World Museum, and the two cathedrals joined by Hope Street.

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