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Learn English in Manchester
Manchester is a city born out of the Industrial Revolution and remains vital to the British economy. However, despite its industrial history (or, perhaps, because of it), Manchester is a vibrant, colourful and cosmopolitan city, famous for its contribution to British art, music, history, media, sport and culture.
Probably most famous worldwide for being home to two of the biggest football clubs in the world, United and City, Manchester is a mecca for football enthusiasts, but also offers so much more than that. Culturally important, many big names in the music industry hail from Manchester including artists such as Oasis, Joy Division, The Smiths, M People and more. The Northern Quarter is filled with live music venues for you to catch the next big thing and there is a plethora of art galleries, museums and theatres, as well as some of the best shopping in the UK. Whatever your interests, Manchester has something to offer you and is an exciting choice of location in which to learn English!
Manchester is also a great choice if you are planning to explore the rest of the UK during your time here. Home to the world’s first railway station, Manchester is exceptionally well connected to both the rest of the UK and Europe by road, rail and air. Just a short train ride away are the cities of Liverpool and Leeds (both of which are definitely worth a visit!) and the stunning countryside of the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales.
Mancunians are well-known throughout the UK for being very friendly, warm and approachable. You are, therefore, sure to find it easy to get lots of practice speaking English. This, in addition to one of our high-quality English courses, should mean that you leave Manchester with much more confidence when speaking!
Our school in Manchester
Our English school in Manchester is perfectly placed in the heart of the city centre, set within a building of historic and architectural interest with a great range of facilities. Your English lessons take place in spacious and comfortable classrooms, whilst the relatively small and independently owned language school gives you personal attention in a highly dynamic and friendly atmosphere. A student room and refreshment area offer great places to relax during your break and before and after your classes. Coffee shops, bars, tea rooms, and fast-food and premium restaurants can all be found within close proximity to the school.
Courses in Manchester
Our students have a wide range of reasons for wanting to study English and our school in Manchester really does cater to all of them. The Intensive course (20 group lessons per week) tends to be the most popular choice, as it focuses on improving the overall level of English, whilst also leaving students plenty of time to head out into Manchester and practice their English with native speakers, one of the 100,000 students, local businesspeople and new friends from the course.
The Super Intensive course (30 group lessons per week) combines the morning lessons with 10 afternoon study sessions know as the ‘Language for Life programme’. These classes are designed to be fun and interesting while helping increase confidence in using the English language in real life situations.
The IELTS exam is a standardised test of English language proficiency and is required by some universities and employers in some English-speaking countries. Our school in Manchester offers courses to help students prepare for this exam. The course consists of 20 general English lessons per week, which will improve your overall level and 10 Academic IELTS specific exam module lessons per week in the afternoon which will focus on the skills required for the exam. Combing the general 20 and 10 IELTS English lessons enables you to focusing on IELTS exam content and techniques in the afternoons whilst improving in all areas of reading, writing, listening and grammar with speaking and pronunciation practice in the mornings.
The Cambridge Exam Prep course is offered at B2 and C1 level and covers the general English lessons required for the exam and well as specific exam-related content and practice. This gives you the skills and confidence required to pass.
If there is anything that you would like to cover in your lessons, you could choose to add some private lessons, or even take a course solely of private lessons. This is the most flexible course option and will allow you to negotiate the content and schedule with your teacher.
The only way to really experience British culture is to live it and this is one of the main benefits of staying with a host family. This accommodation option is perfect if you wish to get as much practice as possible in using English in a practical way with native speakers. Host families are carefully selected to make sure that the accommodation they offer is both safe and suitable for students. It’s not possible to be walking distance from a host family in Manchester, but this accommodation is usually located 20-35 minutes from the school by public transport, costing just £15 per week, which is very good for a city of this size. Please note that if you are travelling alone, you should book a single room, as shared rooms are reserved for two students travelling together.
Our school also offers students residence accommodation in a private building, accommodating up to several hundred students in single rooms in two, three and four-bedroom apartments. It is always a self-catered option. There are several professional residences in Manchester with most just a short distance away from our school. All cater specifically to students aged 18 and above for short and long-term stays with all facilities and bills included.
Our school in Manchester offers a weekly social programme which is the perfect time to practise speaking English with your fellow classmates and teachers. Join in with at least one teacher-led activity every week and the free conversation club where you can practise your new English skills in a local café or bar surrounded by native speakers.
With so much to see and do in Manchester there is plenty of opportunity to take part in a vast array of activities from sport, music, food, art and more and our school will be more than happy to help guide you to discover the best that this incredible city has to offer.
How to get there
As the capital of the North-West, Manchester is extremely well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe by road, rail and air. Manchester has its own airport, but you could also consider flying into Liverpool or Leeds. All three of these airports are served by the low-cost airlines, making Manchester an inexpensive choice of location.
Location of our school in Manchester
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Prices for Manchester
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