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 15, 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 (15 per week) are normally taught in the morning. If you choose the 20 lesson course, you have 5 extra lessons focussed on Speaking & listening. If you book the course with 25 or 30 lessons, you will also have afternoon lessons in addition to the morning course.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
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 440 823 1206 1589 1972 2355 2738 3120 3503 3886 4269 4378 4738 5098 5458 5818
Intensive with school residence, double room, no meals 603 1122 1640 2159 2678 3197 3716 4235 4754 5272 5791 6036 6532 7028 7524 8020
Intensive with school residence, single room, no meals 660 1211 1762 2312 2863 3414 3965 4516 5067 5618 6168 6445 6973 7501 8029 8557
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 635 1186 1736 2287 2838 3389 3940 4491 5042 5592 6143 6420 6948 7476 8004 8532
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 684 1259 1834 2408 2983 3558 4133 4708 5283 5858 6432 6733 7285 7837 8389 8941
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 732 1355 1978 2600 3223 3846 4469 5092 5715 6338 6960 7309 7909 8509 9109 9709
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 30GBP p.P. per week will apply

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking:

single room: € 35 per stay.
double room: € 18 per stay

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 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.

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 : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€58

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport or Picadilly Train station.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 98 p.p.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Leeds Bradford airport: € 143 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 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019 and from 23/12/2019 to 29/12/2019.

Missed lessons are not being reschedule or made up.

Intensive (in the afternoon)

The afternoon intensive course with 15 lessons per week is a low-cost variant of the morning intensive course. Lessons are held from Monday to Friday, from 12:20-13:10 (Speaking & Listening), and additionally you have special "afternoon sessions" held from Monday to Thursday, from 14:20-16:40. The afternoon sessions are focuses on two of the following subjects: Grammar & Writing, Wordpower,  Business English or Exam Writing Skills.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
  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 (afternoon) without accommodation 240 423 606 789 972 1155 1338 1520 1703 1886 2069 2115 2286 2458 2629 2800
Intensive (afternoon) with school residence, double room, no meals 403 722 1040 1359 1678 1997 2316 2635 2954 3272 3591 3773 4080 4388 4695 5003
Intensive (afternoon) with school residence, single room, no meals 460 811 1162 1512 1863 2214 2565 2916 3267 3618 3968 4182 4522 4861 5200 5540
Intensive (afternoon) with host family, double room, halfboard 435 786 1136 1487 1838 2189 2540 2891 3242 3592 3943 4157 4496 4836 5175 5515
Intensive (afternoon) with host family, single room, halfboard 484 859 1234 1608 1983 2358 2733 3108 3483 3858 4232 4470 4834 5197 5560 5924
Intensive (afternoon) with residence, single room, no meals 532 955 1378 1800 2223 2646 3069 3492 3915 4338 4760 5046 5458 5869 6280 6692
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 30GBP p.P. per week will apply

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking:

single room: € 35 per stay.
double room: € 18 per stay

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 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.

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 : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€58

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport or Picadilly Train station.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 98 p.p.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Leeds Bradford airport: € 143 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 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019 and from 23/12/2019 to 29/12/2019.

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.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2019

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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 1452 2218
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, no meals 2022 3060
Cambridge exam with school residence, single room, no meals 2175 3277
Cambridge exam with host family, double room, halfboard 2150 3252
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2271 3421
Cambridge exam with residence, single room, no meals 2463 3709
Starting dates:  

elementary : 04/02 (6 weeks), 29/04 (6 weeks),24/06 (4 weeks), 22/07 (4 weeks), 29/07 (4 weeks), 21/10 (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:

  • 6 weeks: 04/02/2019 (FCE & CAE), 29/04/2019* (FCE & CAE), 21/10/2019* (FCE & CAE)
  • 4 weeks: 24/06/2019* (FCE & CAE), 22/07/2019* (FCE), 29/07/2019 (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:  

€200, 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 30GBP p.P. per week will apply

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking:

single room: € 35 per stay.
double room: € 18 per stay

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 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.

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 : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€58

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport or Picadilly Train station.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 98 p.p.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Leeds Bradford airport: € 143 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 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019 and from 23/12/2019 to 29/12/2019.

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 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
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 1703
CELTA Teacher Course with school residence, double room, no meals 2274
CELTA Teacher Course with school residence, single room, no meals 2427
CELTA Teacher Course with host family, double room, halfboard 2402
CELTA Teacher Course with host family, single room, halfboard 2523
CELTA Teacher Course with residence, single room, no meals 2715
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 07/01, 11/02, 18/03, 18/05, 03/06, 01/07, 09/09, 14/10, 18/11

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 30GBP p.P. per week will apply

Students aged 16-17 years: Students under 18 have to pay a supplement for staying in a host family; this will be added to your invoice after booking:

single room: € 35 per stay.
double room: € 18 per stay

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
single room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 22/12/2019 - 28/12/2019 : €69 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.

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 : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
double room : 30/06/2019 - 24/08/2019 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€58

The price stated here is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Manchester airport or Picadilly Train station.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Liverpool airport: € 98 p.p.

The price of an airport transfer upon arrival at Leeds Bradford airport: € 143 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 2019 the school is closed on the following dates: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019 and from 23/12/2019 to 29/12/2019.

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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