Language course English in Manchester

The Essential English Centre

Our partner school in Manchester is located in a prestigious street, right in the exciting city-centre of Manchester. The school is established in a historical building and offers all the facilities you need to learn English.

Key features of our partner English school in Manchester

•    Accredited by the British Council, EnglishUK and Trinity College London exam
•    10 fully equipped classrooms 
•    Student lounge and kitchen
•    Study area
•    Good mix of nationalities
•    Personal attention for every student

Social programme

Apart from learning English in the classroom our partner school also gives you the opportunity to practice English during their social programme. The school offers a wide range of activities, from music, sport, art, food, history and discovering the city of Manchester! Some activities are offered free of charge and for some you will pay an additional charge of approximately £ 1 - £ 30.

During weekends, you have time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Manchester. From the city you can easily reach other parts of England like the Lake District, Chester, Liverpool, York and London.

Intensive

The intensive course is the general English course, suitable for all levels of English. You can choose between 20 and 30 lessons of English per week. The 20 lessons per week mostly focus on general English skills such as speaking, listening, writing and reading.

When choosing 30 lessons per week, you will follow an additional 10 lessons of the ‘Language for Life programme’. These extra lessons are designed to help you to become more confident with using English in real life situations, in a fun and interactive way. In these sessions you will learn new vocabulary and phrases, practice real life situations, make presentations and visit local places of interest to practice the English you have learnt in the lessons and the main focus is on speaking, listening, pronunciation and using language in a real-life context.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €43, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

The minimum stay is 2 weeks.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
double room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
Special dietary needs : € 37 per week [i]
Private Bathroom : € 74 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 37 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum stay is 4 weeks.

Minimum age: 18 years

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival and departure in/from Manchester : EUR 135
Airport transfer on arrival in Manchester : EUR 80

All prices include:

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

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 06/05/2024, 27/05/2024, 26/08/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024.

IELTS

The IELTS course is a combination of the intensive course of 20 lessons per week and 10 lessons per week focused on IELTS exam preparation. During the 20 lessons per week you’ll work on your general English skills and during the IELTS lessons you will mostly focus on the exam skills.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14/14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS Exam Prep without accommodation 840 1231 1623 2014 2406 2797 3189 3581 3972 4364 4461
IELTS Exam Prep with host family, double room , halfboard 1317 1917 2516 3116 3715 4315 4914 5514 6113 6713 7019
IELTS Exam Prep with host family, single room , halfboard 1354 1972 2589 3207 3825 4443 5061 5679 6297 6915 7239
IELTS Exam Prep with residence, single room , no meals 2957 3666 4376 5085 5795 6505 7214 7924 8340
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

This course does not include examination fees (approx £ 200 / € 245). Please contact us for more information about exam location and dates.

Course materials:  

ca. €43, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

The minimum stay is 2 weeks.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
double room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
Special dietary needs : € 37 per week [i]
Private Bathroom : € 74 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 37 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum stay is 4 weeks.

Minimum age: 18 years

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival and departure in/from Manchester : EUR 135
Airport transfer on arrival in Manchester : EUR 80

All prices include:

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

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 06/05/2024, 27/05/2024, 26/08/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge exam course is a combination of the intensive course of 20 lessons per week and 10 lessons per week focused on Cambridge exam preparation. During the 20 lessons per week you’ll work on your general English skills and during the Cambridge lessons you will mostly focus on the exam skills.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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

Max. 14/14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam Preperation without accommodation 840 1231 1623 2014 2406 2797 3189 3581 3972 4364 4461
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, double room , halfboard 1317 1917 2516 3116 3715 4315 4914 5514 6113 6713 7019
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, single room , halfboard 1354 1972 2589 3207 3825 4443 5061 5679 6297 6915 7239
Cambridge Exam Preperation with residence, single room , no meals 2957 3666 4376 5085 5795 6505 7214 7924 8340
Starting dates:  

from intermediate : 01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The Cambridge course prepares you for the FCE or CAE exam.
This course does not include examination fees (approx £ 200 / € 245). Please contact us for more information about exam location and dates.

Course materials:  

ca. €43, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

The minimum stay is 2 weeks.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
double room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
Special dietary needs : € 37 per week [i]
Private Bathroom : € 74 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 37 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum stay is 4 weeks.

Minimum age: 18 years

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival and departure in/from Manchester : EUR 135
Airport transfer on arrival in Manchester : EUR 80

All prices include:

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

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 06/05/2024, 27/05/2024, 26/08/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024.

Individual

When you want to learn as much as possible within a short amount of time, the individual course is the best option. Individual lessons are completely designed based on your goals and requests. For example, you can focus on English for your personal area of work or study.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1085 2112 3140 4168
One-to-One with host family, double room , halfboard 2589 3825 5061
One-to-One with host family, single room , halfboard 2626 3880 5134
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 5501
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1452 2846 4241 5636
One-to-One with host family, double room , halfboard 3324 4926 6529
One-to-One with host family, single room , halfboard 3360 4981 6603
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 6970
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €43, to be paid directly on arrival

Info host family:  

The minimum stay is 2 weeks.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
double room : 02/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €38 per week
Special dietary needs : € 37 per week [i]
Private Bathroom : € 74 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 37 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum stay is 4 weeks.

Minimum age: 18 years

Transfer:   Airport transfer on arrival and departure in/from Manchester : EUR 135
Airport transfer on arrival in Manchester : EUR 80

All prices include:

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

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 29/03/2024, 01/04/2024, 06/05/2024, 27/05/2024, 26/08/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024.

Host family

Staying with a host family is the perfect way to experience a warm Manchester welcome. It will also give you the opportunity to practice your English skills outside of class. You will stay in a shared or single room and share the bathroom with the host family. Shared rooms are only available for students travelling together. Against a surcharge it is possible to book a room with private bathroom. 

Most host families live at approximately 20 – 35 minutes from the school by public transport.

Minimum age: 16 years

Residence

If you’d like to experience the famous Manchester student life, staying in a student residence is the best option. The school works with several residences, which means that you will not only be staying with students from the language school, but also with international and local students from other schools. You will have a single room and share the bathroom and kitchen facilities with your housemates.

Most residences are located at walking distance or a short bus ride from the school.

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