For information about services for families of students at Lancaster University, visit Lancaster University Students with Families


English Conversation

Mondays from 10:30am - 11:30am; meeting at St Thomas' Church Centre, Marton Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XX.

Starting on Monday 15th January and running every Monday until 19th March, except for 12th February, when it is half term.

An informal coffee and chat with a discussion topic each week. Coffee is served before and after the class.

A chance to improve your conversational English. Class is free. For more information email Sally Taylor.


English Class - For partners and relatives of international students studying at Lancaster University.

Wednesdays from 10:30am - 12:30pm; meeting in the Quiet Room in the Chaplaincy Centre, Lancaster University Campus.

Starts Wednesday 10th January and runs until Wednesday 21st March, with no class on Wednesday 14th February.

These classes are mixed level speaking, reading and writing and are free. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. For more information email Jan Winnard.


English Classes for Overseas Staff

OED runs English courses for overseas staff and their partners. The classes are taught by Hazel Nowell of Lancaster Languages. The courses are free and are held in Room 1 of the HR Building on Monday mornings in term-time at 09.15-10.45 or 11.00-12.30.

To register for a class, please go to and the Contact Us page. Complete the Enquiry Form. In the Message section, please state that you would like to join the English class for overseas staff and their partners at Lancaster University, and include all the following information: Preferred Name (to be used in class), Male/Female, Date of Birth (including year), Date of Arrival in the UK, Connection with/Position in which department at Lancaster University. We will then send you a 40-minute test to complete and return to us, after which we will email you to tell you which English class you may join.


Lancaster Languages

Language courses and cultural programmes. Customised language training in English and other languages.

For more information visit the Lancaster Languages website.


Personal ELT

Personal English Language Teaching for students, teachers and HE academics. For more information email Krista Court or visit the Personal ELT website.


Anne Margaret Smith - One to one English tuition

For more information email Anne Margaret.