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 468 877 1286 1695 2104 2513 2922 3331 3740 4149 4558 4546 4920 5294 5668 6042
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 684 1257 1829 2402 2974 3547 4120 4692 5265 5837 6410 6562 7099 7637 8174 8712
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 725 1338 1952 2565 3179 3792 4406 5019 5633 6246 6860 7053 7631 8209 8788 9366
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 719 1327 1934 2542 3150 3757 4365 4973 5580 6188 6796 6983 7555 8128 8700 9273
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 731 1350 1969 2589 3208 3827 4447 5066 5685 6305 6924 7123 7707 8291 8876 9460
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 789 1467 2145 2823 3500 4178 4856 5534 6211 6889 7567 7824 8467 9109 9752 10395
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 € 36 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 : €31 per week
single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €47 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €31 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €47 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 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€71

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: € 100 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 1531 2197
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, no meals 2238 3232
Cambridge exam with school residence, single room, no meals 2402 3477
Cambridge exam with host family, double room, halfboard 2378 3442
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2425 3512
Cambridge exam with residence, single room, no meals 2659 3863
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:  

€205, 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 € 36 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 : €31 per week
single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €47 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €31 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €47 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 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€71

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: € 100 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 1520
CELTA Teacher Course with school residence, double room, no meals 2227
CELTA Teacher Course with school residence, single room, no meals 2390
CELTA Teacher Course with host family, double room, halfboard 2367
CELTA Teacher Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2414
CELTA Teacher Course with residence, single room, no meals 2647
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 : €42 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 € 36 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 : €31 per week
single room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €47 per week
double room : 21/06/2020 - 29/08/2020 : €31 per week
double room : 20/12/2020 - 26/12/2020 : €47 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 : €24 per week
Transfer:  

€71

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: € 100 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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