English course in Manchester
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Information on the English School in Manchester
If you intend to follow an English course in Manchester, you have an excellent option! The language centre of Manchester is located in the heart of the city, a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Train Station, with excellent access to all of the city’s attractions.
The school is located just 10 minutes 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 us available throughout the centre. The Centre’s library is excellent, custom designed by a talented local interior designer.
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Choose your English course in Manchester
General or Intensive English Course in Manchester for Adults
[+] 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
One to One Lessons in Manchester
[+] 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
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Manchester
[+] 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
Certify your study stay in Manchester
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
Vita - Residence
[+] 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
[+] 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
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Manchester
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Manchester
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
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 teams, but is 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 dreams!
Manchester is the third largest city in England, and is accessible with direct flights from over 190 destinations within and outside of Europe. It’s the gateway to many wonderful attractions of the North – the Peak District, the Lake District, Wales and Chester.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- SAUDI ARABIAN25 % 25 %
- OTHER17 % 17 %
- KUWAITI12 % 12 %
- COLOMBIAN10 % 10 %
- BRAZILIAN7 % 7 %
- TURKISH7 % 7 %
- KOREAN6 % 6 %
- SWISS6 % 6 %
- ITALIAN4 % 4 %
- JAPANESE3 % 3 %
- THAI3% 3%
Here the age groups at the English school in Manchester:
- 18-29 86 % 86 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+14% 14%
Structure and timetable of English course in Manchester
First day in Manchester
The first day begins at 08:30 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.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Manchester students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Manchester , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Manchester , 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. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Manchester
Not to be missed!
- The Lowry Arts Centre
- The People’s History Museum
- John Rylands Library
- Manchester Art Gallery
- Museum of Science and Industry
- The Northern Quarter
- English pubs
- Arndale Centre
- Trafford Centre
How to get around Manchester
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- 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
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Manchester
If you are NOT European
Click on: requirements.
If you ARE European
Here's what changes:
National ID cards are no longer accepted in the UK, you must travel with your Passport.
You need a valid health insurance to enter the UK, if you don’t have one, please tick the “insurance” box on the booking form.
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