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English courses in Manchester

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Information about the English School in Manchester

If you intend to follow an English course in Manchester, this year you have an extra option! The language center of Manchester opened its doors in May. This new language school is located in the heart of the city, a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Train Station, with excellent access to all major areas of the city’s highlights.

The school is located just 10 minutes by train from Old Trafford, the stadium of the most famous football team in the world, Manchester United! The school is medium sized, with 9 bright, spacious classrooms, which can accommodate an average of 12 students per class. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Students have free access to 15 computers connected to the Internet and can borrow one of the eight I-pads available at the front desk. Access to the Internet via WiFi is free and available throughout the center. The Center’s library is excellent, custom designed by a talented local interior designer.

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Every English course in Manchester includes:
  • Welcome Event
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Access to the Internet

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English Courses in Manchester

These are the English courses you can take at this school

General or Intensive English Course in Manchester for Adults

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Manchester and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Manchester for Adults

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Manchester. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

English in the City in Manchester

30 lessons per week - from Pre-intermediate (only if close to Intermediate) - flexible duration

[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more

IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Manchester

30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Manchester

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Manchester you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

CAE Exam Preparation Course in Manchester

30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more

FCE Exam Preparation Course in Manchester

30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more

Accommodation in Manchester

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Manchester, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

Vita - Residence

Distance to School: 13 - 15 minutes walking - Room type: Single room, private bathroom, private kitchen

[+] Vita Student at First Street is a brand new, luxurious studio development in Manchester’s bustling and eclectic city centre. The studio apartments include bespoke furniture, large comfortable beds, integrated kitchen appliances, wall mounted flat screen TVs, en-suite rooms and WiFi access througho ... >> Read more

L&F - Residence

Distance to School: 5 - 6 minutes walking - Room type: Single room, private bathroom, private kitchen

[+] Each reserved room comes with a dining pack containing a dinner plate, side plate, bowl and utensils (knife, fork and spoon). Each kitchen comes with a kitchen pack containing eight saucepans, eight frying pans and three utensil packs,. There is also one bedding pack per student. >> Read more

Liberty - Residence

Distance to School: 9 - 11 minutes walking - Room type: Single room, private bathroom

[+] The Liberty Point Residence was created to guarantee a special and comfortable space specifically for students. All the rooms are of high standards, each room includes a private bathroom and access to high speed internet. >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 20 - 40 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, breakfast only, private bathroom - Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only - Twin room, half board

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why Manchester? Some facts

Here is some more information on English courses in Manchester

Why take an English course in Manchester?

What Manchester does today, the world will do tomorrow. Immerse yourself in the heart of this revolutionary city. It’s not only famous for its football team, but its a lively destination with a thriving music scene and craft beer that’s second to none. The city boasts a glorious architectural combination of old and new. Manchester Art Gallery holds exhibitions you couldn’t think of in your wildest imaginations! Manchester is the second largest city in England, and is accessible with direct flights from over 190 destinations within and outside of Europe. It is the gateway to the many wonderful attractions of the North – Peak District, the Lake District, Wales and Chester. .

An international environment

Does this English course in Manchester meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

Nationalities

  • Students of Ages 18-30 86% 86%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 14% 14%

Course structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 08:30 Check-in and registration at the school
  • 09:00 Test
  • 10:45 The first lesson of your English course in Manchester!
  • 12:45 Lessons (if you have chosen Intensive English or English for Work)
  • 14:30 Tour of the neighborhood
  • 15:30 Welcome Pack
  • 16:00 Welcome Event

Welcome Pack

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Manchester, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Manchester for adults, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Welcome Event 

On the first day of your course  you are invited to a welcome event in the centre cafe or at another venue. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.

From Tuesday onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:

Morning

  • 9:00-10:30 First module*
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Second module*

Noon

  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-14:15 “Intensive” and “Business”** Lessons

Afternoon

  • 14:30-16:00 First module*
  • 16:00-16:15 Break
  • 16:15-17.45 Second module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing. **Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Evening

  • Free time activities, workshops, events and optional extras courses

Useful tips for your stay in Manchester

Some suggestions from those who live in Manchester

Studying English in the UK

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Do not miss

  • The Lowry Arts Centre
  • The People’s History Museum
  • John Rylands Library
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Northern Quarter
  • Deansgate
  • English pubs
  • Rusholme
  • Arndale Centre
  • Trafford Centre

Cost of living in Manchester

  • Big Mac £2.89
  • Sandwich £2.50
  • Can of Coke £0.65
  • Coffee in a café £2.50
  • 1 litre of milk £0.70
  • 2 litres of water £1.40
  • A loaf of bread £0.75
  • Two course meal in average restaurant £17.00
  • Cost of sim card £10
  • Cinema £6 – £7
  • Entrance to clubs £4 upwards

Getting Around in Manchester

Give Google maps a try, they offer a few suggestions on how to find routes around the city with public transport.

  • There is an abundance of pedestrian zones, so it’s a fairly easy city to get around on foot.
  • There are 4 central stations in the city – Deansgate, Piccadilly (just 1 minute away from the school), Oxford Road and Victoria.
  • The Manchester Metrolink tram system has been developed to facilitate mobility within and around the city, connecting all major railway stations and tourist attractions – and they pass every 5-7 minutes!
  • Manchester is a bike-friendly city, with many lanes and plenty of space to give some priority to cyclists.
  • For more informationvisitmanchester.com

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