Language course English in Manchester

British Study Centres

Learn English in Manchester by taking an English course at our partner school, BSC (British Study Centre). The school was founded in 1991 and has a great amount of teaching English to students from all over the world. Manchester Academy of English is situated in a historic building right in the heart of Manchester.

Key features of our partner English school in Manchester:

  • School accredited by the British council and English UK
  • 22 fully equipped classrooms(with interactive whiteboards)
  • Large mix of nationalities
  • Intermediate courses begin each Monday, with specific start dates for beginners
  • Internet access
  • Library and multimedia language laboratory
  • Student common room with T.V
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

The school organises a complete activity programme for their students to enjoy whilst they learn English in Manchester. Example activities include:

  • Excursions to Liverpool, York, London and Edinburgh
  • Trips to Manchester’s museums
  • Sports such as football and horse riding
  • Salsa dancing evenings

Intensive

The intensive English course in Manchester consists of 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week in groups of 14 students maximum. Lessons are focused on developing communication skills (reading, speaking, writing and listening).

General English lessons are normally taught in the morning. If you choose the 25 lesson course, you have 5 extra lessons focussed on Speaking & listening. If you book the course with 30 lessons, you will also have afternoon lessons in addition to the morning course.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
25
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 453 848 1244 1640 2035 2431 2827 3222 3618 4014 4409 4398 4760 5121 5483 5845
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 662 1216 1770 2324 2877 3431 3985 4539 5093 5647 6201 6348 6868 7388 7908 8428
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 701 1295 1888 2482 3075 3669 4262 4856 5449 6043 6636 6823 7382 7942 8501 9061
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 696 1284 1871 2459 3047 3635 4223 4810 5398 5986 6574 6755 7309 7863 8417 8970
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 707 1306 1905 2504 3104 3703 4302 4901 5500 6099 6698 6890 7456 8021 8586 9151
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 764 1419 2075 2730 3386 4042 4697 5353 6009 6664 7320 7569 8190 8812 9434 10056
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together
  • for special diets (vegetarian, vegan, hallal etc.) a supplement of € 34 p.P. per week will apply
  • Arrivals between 8AM and 10PM. Late arrival fee may apply if arriving after 10PM.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €30 per week
single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €46 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €46 per week
Info school residence:  

A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together.

Min. age: 18

Arrivals between 8AM and 10PM. Late arrival fee may apply if arriving after 10PM.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €15 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €15 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum age to stay at the residence is 18 years.

Arrival can be on a Saturday or Sunday. Departure must be on a Saturday, and students must be checked out by 10am.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€69

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 97 p.p.

Transfer from London is possible. Prices on request.

Please indicate on booking form from which airport you would like to be picked up.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2020 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 31/08/2020, 25/12/2020, 28/12/2020. Missed lessons are not being reschedule or made up.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge course in Manchester consists of 25 lessons per week and prepares you for the FCE or CAE exam. Cambridge First and Advanced exams cover writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking and the course at British Study Centres will prepare you for all these different parts of the exam. The course works across the skills base and concentrates on English in use.

In addition, you will do a lot of work on areas of general English, so you certainly will not spend all your time doing practice exams. At the end of the course we want you to pass the exam but also to have learned a lot of English and to have enjoyed your stay.

Please note that the course has specific starting dates and a fixed duration of 4 or 6 weeks (depending on the starting dates).

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per group
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 6 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 1481 2126
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, no meals 2165 3126
Cambridge exam with school residence, single room, no meals 2324 3364
Cambridge exam with host family, double room, halfboard 2301 3330
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2346 3397
Cambridge exam with residence, single room, no meals 2572 3737
Starting dates:  

elementary : 10/02 (6 weeks), 24/02 (6 weeks), 06/04 (6 weeks), 27/04 (6 weeks), 06/07 (4 weeks), 01/09 (6 weeks), 19/10 (6 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Exam fees are not included in prices (approx. 175 GBP).
Course starting dates depending on course duration and level:

  • 4 weeks: 06/07/2020 (FCE&CAE)
  • 6 weeks: 10/02/2020 (CAE), 24/02/2020* (FCE), 06/04/2020 (CAE), 27/04/2020 (FCE), 01/09/2020 (FCE), 19/10/2020* (CAE)

*Please note that the exam takes place during the week after the course has ended, so an extra week's accommodation is needed. Access to dedicated study room, exam preparation materials and academic guidance is provided during that week.

Exam fees:  

€198, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together
  • for special diets (vegetarian, vegan, hallal etc.) a supplement of € 34 p.P. per week will apply
  • Arrivals between 8AM and 10PM. Late arrival fee may apply if arriving after 10PM.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €30 per week
single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €46 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €46 per week
Info school residence:  

A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together.

Min. age: 18

Arrivals between 8AM and 10PM. Late arrival fee may apply if arriving after 10PM.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €15 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €15 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum age to stay at the residence is 18 years.

Arrival can be on a Saturday or Sunday. Departure must be on a Saturday, and students must be checked out by 10am.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€69

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 97 p.p.

Transfer from London is possible. Prices on request.

Please indicate on booking form from which airport you would like to be picked up.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2020 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 31/08/2020, 25/12/2020, 28/12/2020. Missed lessons are not being reschedule or made up.

CELTA Teacher Course

The 4-week CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching) teacher course consists of minimum 120 hours giving non-native teachers of English a thorough grounding in all aspects of teaching the English language to adults.The CELTA course is for anyone who is at least 18 years old and is competent in both written and spoken English (C1 minimum).
Successfully completes the interview and language test
This course is ideal for those who would like to increase their opportunities of living and working abroad or would like to obtain an internationally-recognised teaching qualification.

The course covers five main topics as part of the CELTA training:

  • learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • language analysis and awareness
  • language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing
  • planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • developing teaching skills and professionalism

Throughout the course you will also attend a variety of sessions and workshops that cover for example classroom management skills, lesson planning, language analysis and teaching methodology.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
CELTA Teacher Course without accommodation 1470
CELTA Teacher Course with school residence, double room, no meals 2154
CELTA Teacher Course with school residence, single room, no meals 2312
CELTA Teacher Course with host family, double room, halfboard 2290
CELTA Teacher Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2335
CELTA Teacher Course with residence, single room, no meals 2561
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 10/02, 13/03, 17/04, 01/06, 06/07, 03/08, 07/09, 12/10, 16/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 50 minutes

Please note that the starting dates 13/03/2020 and 17/04/2020 are Fridays. In these cases the course starts on a Friday in order to reschedule the classes that will be missed during holidays (the 10/04/2020 and the 04/05/2020 are holidays, on which no classes take place). If you wish to book an accommodation with your course, you would have to book in these cases additional extra nights (prices on request).

Surcharge course:   01/06/2020 - 02/10/2020 : €41 per week
Info host family:  
  • A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together
  • for special diets (vegetarian, vegan, hallal etc.) a supplement of € 34 p.P. per week will apply
  • Arrivals between 8AM and 10PM. Late arrival fee may apply if arriving after 10PM.
Surcharges host family:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €30 per week
single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €46 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €30 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €46 per week
Info school residence:  

A double room can be only booked for two people travellling together.

Min. age: 18

Arrivals between 8AM and 10PM. Late arrival fee may apply if arriving after 10PM.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €15 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €15 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum age to stay at the residence is 18 years.

Arrival can be on a Saturday or Sunday. Departure must be on a Saturday, and students must be checked out by 10am.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €23 per week
Transfer:  

€69

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 97 p.p.

Transfer from London is possible. Prices on request.

Please indicate on booking form from which airport you would like to be picked up.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance

In 2020 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 31/08/2020, 25/12/2020, 28/12/2020. Missed lessons are not being reschedule or made up.

Host Family

Stay with a host family whilst you learn English in Manchester. All host family accommodation is located near a public transport line (bus/metro/train) and is approximately 30 minutes away from the city centre. All of our host families in Manchester will offer you a clean, friendly and comfortable stay whilst you take your English course in Manchester.

Residence

The residence Wilmslow Park, is ideally located within walking distance from the University of Manchester and just a short bus journey from Manchester's city centre - with regular bus services that stop directly outside Wilmslow Park it will only be a 10 minute journey to the school. You will be living in a shared flat with other 3 students (4 in total), fully-equipped shared kitchen and communal areas. You will stay in a single room with your own private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Furthermore you will have access to newly refurbished areas including communal areas, study spaces, 24 hr residents gym, outdoor basketball court, games room and spacious lounge areas with sky TV. Along with these are all the facilities you would expect, laundry, bike storage, secure entry system, CCTV and a 24 hour staffed reception means there is always someone on hand should you need anything. Minimum age is 18 years.

School residence

The school residence in Manchester is available year-round. The building is used exclusively by students of the language school and is located in a popular shopping district, Newton Heath, close to the market.
You can reach the school by public transport within 15 minutes. The Victorian building has bright and large rooms, which provide enough space to study and relax. Optionally, you can choose to stay in a single or double room with a private shower. The shared bathrooms are in the hallway.
The residence has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room with a large table, and a living area.

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