Manchester Academy of English
The Manchester Academy of English offers high-quality English learning and teacher training in the heart of the UK’s most cosmopolitan and bohemian city.
Established in 1991, Manchester Academy of English is the longest standing English language school in the city and renowned as a centre of excellence in teacher training. Our school welcomes more than 50 different nationalities each year and it is accredited by the British Council and ISI, as well as being an official centre for Cambridge ESOL exams.
Located right in the heart of Manchester, one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, this school provides an ideal location to study English while exploring what life in a big, British city is all about.
Our School – A typical day
A typical day at our school is filled with plenty to do; there are activities in the morning, afternoon and evening. Come and experience English with us. *
Lessons start at 9.15 and last until lunch time, at 12.35.
There is a break between 10.45 and 11.05 during which you will be informed about our social events and activities to which you can sign up.
Lessons take place between13.35 and 16.15 with a 10-minute break at 14.50. Every Wednesday afternoon we run a Film Club and we organize exciting excursions to places like Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium or fun activities - such as rock climbing, go karting, museums and art galleries.
On Fridays we have a ‘Conversation Club’, where one of our teachers goes to the pub/coffee shop with some students. This gives you the chance to meet new students and practise your conversational skills.
We have started an International Food Club starting at 17.30 a few times a month. This will give you the opportunity to taste special dishes from all over the world and enjoy a good conversation with fellow students.
Our Manchester school offers excellent facilities including:
- 22 well-equipped classrooms, 14 of which have interactive projectors
- Self-access centre with computers and resources from the DVD and book library
- Free access to Wi-Fi throughout the building
- Student lounge equipped with TV, interactive projector, X-Box, table football, Snack machine, water cooler and microwave
*During the busy times some lessons may take place at The Garden Hotel, a venue within walking distance to Manchester Academy of English.
We understand how important it is to have a safe, comfortable and welcoming place to stay during your time with us. For that reason we have dedicated staff in our centres to help you arrange the accommodation option that suits you best:
Stay with a local host. Living with a host and their family gives you even more contact with English speakers and a real insight into life in Manchester. Our hosts treat each student as a new member of the family, eating together and sharing the common living areas. No more than four students will be accommodated in homestay accommodation at any one time.
* Wi-Fi/Internet connection available in some homestay accommodation.
FacilitiesHomestay facilities include:
We have several furnished, shared six-bedroom flats with fully equipped kitchens available at Liberty Point. You will have your own private bedroom fully fitted to a high standard and include a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin plus separate telephone and data points for high-speed internet access. All study bedrooms share a fully fitted and equipped kitchen and living area – in each of these common areas a television with Freeview is provided.
FacilitiesStudent residence facilities include:
Manchester is a vibrant and exciting urban hub, birthplace of Joy Division, Oasis, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and many other major bands. Known for its fashionable youth culture, world-famous music scene and important industrial heritage, it is home to the best shopping in the UK outside of London, as well as a host of fascinating museums and art galleries and the biggest student population in Europe.
The city is also well known for sport, with the richest club in the world and current Champions of England (Manchester City) and the most successful football club in England (Manchester United) both based there.
Our exciting social programme reflects the vibrant life of Manchester: cultural events and many sport-related activities, as well as regular run restaurant or pub nights on the social programme. On Saturdays we organise day trips to other places in England, such as York, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Wales and Alton Towers. We also organise overnight trips to places further away, such as Edinburgh, London, Newcastle, Bristol and Lake District.
Manchester has plenty of cinemas, dog racing, go karting, rock climbing, and ice skating facilities. You can also spend the day at the Trafford Centre, which has over 400 shops, cinema, bowling and mini golf.