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Manchester Academy of English

Located in the centre of one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, Manchester Academy of English is the perfect place to learn English in England and experience British culture in a lively and exciting city.

Famous for its music and sports, it also has an ever-growing collection of beautiful street art. 

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  • Manchester at night

Overview

Manchester Academy of English

Established in 1991, Manchester Academy of English is the longest standing English language school in the city, welcoming a diverse mix of over 60 different nationalities each year. It is the perfect place to study English in a vibrant, urban British city.

We offer high-quality English language courses and are accredited by the British Council, EAQUALS, and ISI, as well as being an official centre for Cambridge ESOL exams.

Renowned as a centre of excellence in teacher training, we were also awarded Best CELTA Training Centre in the UK by Cambridge English Language Assessment in 2013.

During busy times, some lessons may take place at The Garden Hotel, a venue within easy walking distance to Manchester Academy of English.

 

 


A typical day learning English in Manchester at Manchester Academy of English

Every day our friendly team of staff are ready to welcome you with a warm hello! Here is how a typical day looks learning English at Manchester Academy of English:
 

Mornings

In the mornings you will have three hours of tuition, from 09.15 to 12.35. You will get a mid-morning break with time to grab a coffee nearby, chat to fellow classmates or ask our staff any questions you might have.

Every week, you will take a progress test as part of your class, to check how your English skills are developing and evaluate which areas of improvement you need to focus on for the week ahead.


 

Afternoons

If you are taking a 20- or 25-hour course you will also have afternoon classes that finish at 16.15 with a mid-afternoon break, available for Combination Course students taking Business English, IELTS, TOEIC, or TOEFL. You can also choose to take private tuition if you wish.

We also run free academic clubs each week (such as Conversation Club and Grammar Surgery), as well as fun activities like film nights and trips to museums or art galleries, helping you improve your English language communication skills in a relaxed and informal setting. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and build life-long friendships.

Some activities are free and others incur an additional cost. If you were to take part in all activities throughout the week, you can expect to pay £10-£50 per week.


 

Facilities

Manchester Academy of English 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


 

Courses in
Manchester

Business English

General Qualification:
Business English
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for intermediate (B1) to proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
20 or 25 hours per week (5/10 hours Business English + 15 hours General English)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £209 to £369
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Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) - Exam Preparation Course and Exam Only

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam CAE
Course Level:
?
B2
This course is suitable for Upper-intermediate (B2) to Proficiency (C1)

Course hours:
15 hours per week (CAE only); 20 or 25 hours per week (CAE + General English)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £169 to £305
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Cambridge English First (FCE) - Exam Preparation Course and Exam Only

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam FCE
Course Level:
?
B2
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Upper-intermediate (B2)

Course hours:
15 hours per week (FCE only); 20 or 25 hours per week (FCE + General English)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £169 to £305
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Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) - Exam Preparation Course and Exam Only

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam CPE
Course Level:
?
C1
This course is suitable for Proficiency level to Advanced level (C1)

Course hours:
15 hours per week (CPE only); 20 or 25 hours per week (CPE + General English)
London, Manchester
From £169 to £305
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CELTA

General Qualification:
CELTA
Course Level:
?
C1
This course is suitable for Advanced (C1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
Minimum 120 hours
London, Manchester, York, Edinburgh
From £980 to £1,350
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CELTA Course Online

General Qualification:
CELTA
Course Level:
?
C1
This course is suitable for Advanced (C1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
Minimum 60 hours
Manchester
From £1,350
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CELTA Taster Days

General Qualification:
CELTA
Course Level:
C1

Course hours:
6 hours
London, Manchester, Edinburgh, York

Delta

General Qualification:
Delta
Course Level:
?
C2
This course is suitable for Proficiency level (C2)

Course hours:
Part time - 6 hours per week
Manchester
From £1,770 to £1,900
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Foreign Language Courses - Cactus

General Qualification:
Beginner to advanced
Course Level:
A1

Course hours:
20 hours
Manchester

General English

General Qualification:
General English
Course Level:
?
A1
This course is suitable for Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C1)

Course hours:
15, 20, 25 hours per week
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £169 to £369
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IELTS

General Qualification:
IELTS
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
20 or 25 hours per week
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £209 to £369
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Private Tuition

General Qualification:
Depending on course
Course Level:
?
A1
This course is suitable for Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
Minimum 1 hour per week
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £40 to £65
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Study Year

General Qualification:
Depending on course
Course Level:
?
A1
This course is suitable for Beginners (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
15, 20 or 25 hours per week
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £155 to £275
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Teacher Immersion Course

General Qualification:
Teacher Training
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
15 hours per week
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £279 to £329
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TOEFL

General Qualification:
TOEFL
Course Level:
?
B2
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B2) to Advanced (C2)

Course hours:
20 or 25 hours per week
London, Manchester
From £225 to £369
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TOEIC

General Qualification:
TOEIC
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
20 or 25 hours per week
London, Manchester
From £225 to £369
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University Preparation Course

General Qualification:
University Course Preparation
Course Level:
?
B1
This course is suitable for Intermediate (B1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
27 hours per week
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £275 to £335
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Accommodation

We understand how important it is to feel safe, comfortable and welcomed in a new country. For this reason we have a dedicated team at Manchester Academy of English to help arrange the best accommodation for you, with options ranging from homestay accommodation to student apartments.

MARSA Student house

Live in Manchester Academy of English’s own self-catering student house with fellow students for independence and a real international experience. The house is a 6 bedroom Victorian property with large, open rooms.

Location: 15 minutes from the school by bus
Bedroom: double (share), twin (share), double (sole use), twin (sole use)
Facilities: shared or private toilet, private shower and washbasin, shared kitchen, living room, access to washing facilities
Meals: self-catering
Internet: yes
Other: bills included and clean bedding provided

Facilities

Student house facilities include:

Homestay

Immerse yourself in Mancunian life with a local homestay host, providing more contact with English speakers and a real insight into life in Manchester. Our hosts treat each student as a member of the family, eating together and sharing common living areas.

Location: up to 45 minutes from the school by bus
Bedroom: single or twin
Facilities: shared bathroom, study desk and access to the living room and TV
Meals: full-board or half-board
Capacity: maximum 4 students in one household
Internet: available in most homestay accommodation

Please note, images are representative of the types of homestay accommodation you will stay in; we cannot guarantee that you will be staying in the same house as shown in the photo.

Facilities

Homestay facilities include:

Student residence

Liberty Point
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Live in a flat with other students whilst enjoying your own independence at university student residence, Liberty Point.
 
Location: 10 minutes from the school on foot
Bedroom: single
Facilities: private en-suite bathroom, shared kitchen, study desk, access to washing facilities
Meals: self-catering
Internet: yes

Facilities

Student residence facilities include:

Hotels and apartments

If you prefer the comfort of a hotel, guesthouse or rented apartment we are happy to advise a range of accommodation in the local area to suit different budgets.

Facilities

Hotels and apartment facilities include:

Explore Manchester

Manchester is a vibrant and exciting urban hub.  Known for its fashionable youth culture, fantastic shopping and important industrial heritage, it also has a world-famous music scene, and is the birthplace of bands such as Joy Division, Oasis, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and many others.

The city is also well known for its sport, and we have recently established a joint young learner summer programme with City Football Schools (Manchester City Football Club’s training programmes), taking place at their brand new multi-million pound training facility.

Manchester has plenty of cinemas, dog racing, go karting, rock climbing, and ice skating facilities.

Our exciting social programme reflects the vibrant life of Manchester: cultural events and many sport-related activities, as well as regular restaurant, pub and film nights on the social programme.  We also organise full day weekend excursions in co-operation with the International Society, to places such as York, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Wales and Alton Towers.