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Manchester Academy of English

Manchester Academy of English

• Central Manchester
• 15 hours English per week
• 5 afternoon activities & 1 weekend excursion
• Minimum 1 week programme
• Full-board residential & homestay accommodation

Overview

Located in the city centre near Piccadilly Gardens, our Manchester school is a convenient and secure location for juniors to learn English while experiencing life in a vibrant British city. The longest-established private English language school in Manchester, we have a dedicated young learner team on site and are the only Eaquals-accredited school in the city.


Essential information:

Centre type: City centre year-round school with nearby split-site for peak times
Course structure: 15 hours of English, 5 afternoon activities including various city-based excursions, 2 evening activities (homestay students) or 7 evening activities (residential students), and 1 weekend excursion per week
2017 course start dates: 2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 30 July, 6 August. Also available for groups year-round.
Course length: Minimum 1 week
Accommodation: Full-board residential or homestay
Capacity: 120
Class size: Maximum 15
Age range*: 9-17 (residential), 14-17 (homestay)
Level: A1-C1
Arrival day: Sunday

Additional information:

School address: St. Margaret’s Chambers, 5 Newton St, Manchester, M1 1HL
Excursion examples: Manchester City Stadium Tour, MOSI, Imperial War Museum, York and York Dungeons, Blackpool and Pleasure Beach, Alton Towers

*Individual students booking the residential option must be aged 12+. Adult students may also be present in the school and lessons may be taught off-site at peak times.


What's included?

  • 15 hours tuition per week
  • Learning materials
  • First-day placement test
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Led by at least 2 different teachers
  • 1 full day excursion per week
  • 5 afternoon activities, including a mix of city-based and sports or crafts
  • 2 evening activities (homestay students) or 7 evening activities (residential students)

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Course objectives

  • to build effective communicative competence
  • to improve speaking and listening skills
  • to provide a natural platform for practising the English language through immersive activities and projects, encouraging students to use language in real-time
  • to provide opportunities for collaborative and team-based learning
  • to improve learner independence and confidence in the English language

Well-being and safety:

Well-being and safety is our number one priority; you can be assured that your child will be well looked after by our team of professional staff.

We are a member of the special interest group Young Learners English UK, working to raise the standards of all junior vacation courses in the UK.


 


A typical day learning English in Manchester

On the junior language programme in Manchester you will experience English in a variety of contexts, from classroom learning to interactive social activities and excursions.

 

Mornings

09.30-12.30*

In the morning you will join fellow English language students** in a class that is adapted to your level of English. You will improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills through a variety of interactive classroom activities, covering exciting topics like British culture, entertainment, clothes and fashion, or music.

You will get a break half way through your lessons.

 

Afternoons

14.00-17.30*

After lunch, you will have afternoon activities such as sports, arts and crafts, or treasure hunts.  For 2-3 afternoons a week you will be taken on afternoon excursions in and around Manchester**, giving you the opportunity to practise your English language skills in real-life contexts around the city in places such as the Football Museum or the Sea Life Centre.

 

Evenings

19.30-22.00*

Every evening after dinner you will get to socialise with your friends as well as meet other students at the evening social activity.

Led by our fun and enthusiastic Activity Leaders, the evening activity is different each night and varies from quiz nights and discos to film nights, fashion shows and scavenger hunts!

Please note, homestay students will participate in 2 evening activities and residential students will participate in 7 evening activities.

 

Facilities

  • Large student lounge with table football, Xbox and plasma screen television
  • Coffee and vending machines
  • Wi-Fi available in specific areas
  • Computer and resource room
  • Prayer room available on request
  • Interactive projectors in most classrooms

 

 

*Please note start and end times may vary to what is published.

**Our Manchester young learner centre operates on a zig-zag format, so depending on the week you join, you will start with either morning or afternoon classes. For example, if you have morning classes in your first week, you will have afternoon classes in your second week, and so on.

Courses in
Manchester

A1-C1: General English

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

Course hours:
12.5 - 25 hours per week (15-30 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £105 to £290
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Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Preparation

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam CAE
Course Level:
?
C1
This course is suitable for Advanced (C1) to Proficient (C2)

Course hours:
20.8 hours per week (25 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £980 to £1,530
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Cambridge First (FCE) Preparation

General Qualification:
Cambridge Exam FCE
Course Level:
?
B2
This course is suitable for Upper-intermediate (B2) to Proficient (C2)

Course hours:
20.8 hours per week (25 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £980 to £1,530
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General English Plus IELTS

General Qualification:
IELTS
Course Level:
?
A2
This course is suitable for Beginners (A2) (York) or Intermediate (B1) (Manchester) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
20.8 - 25 hours per week (25 or 30 lessons)
Manchester, York
From £205 to £270
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General English Plus One-to-One BULATS Preparation

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

Course hours:
18.6 hours per week (22 lessons)
Manchester
From £345 to £395
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General English Plus One-to-One TOEFL or TOEIC Preparation

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

Course hours:
18.6 hours per week (22 lessons)
London, Manchester, York, Edinburgh
From £310 to £395
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Language Courses with Cactus

General Qualification:
Beginner to advanced
Course Level:
A1

Course hours:
20 hours
Manchester

Private Tuition

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

Course hours:
Flexible
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £65 per lesson
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Study Year

General Qualification:
Study Year
Course Level:
?
A1
This course is suitable for Elementary (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Course hours:
16.6 - 25 hours per week (20, 25 or 30 lessons)
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, York
From £170 to £240
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Teacher Training: 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 £1,010 to £1,350
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Teacher Training: CELTA Online

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

Course hours:
120 hours
Manchester
From £1,350
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Teacher Training: CELTA Taster Days

General Qualification:
CELTA
Course Level:
C1

Course hours:
6 hours
Manchester, London, York

Teacher Training: Delta Part-time

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

Course hours:
200
Manchester
From £2,350
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In Manchester you can choose to stay in en-suite rooms at the nearby university residence or in homestay accommodation with local hosts. Homestay accommodation is only available for students aged 14-17.

 

Student residence

Live in a student residence with high-quality single en-suite rooms, where overnight supervision is provided by dedicated Young Learner staff.

Location: Manchester University residence
Capacity: 120
Set up: Single rooms with a shared living room
Room: Single
Bathroom: Private en-suite
Kitchen: no cooking facilities provided
Sharing: Mixed nationality flats for individuals; groups accommodated together where possible
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the residence canteen; packed lunches provided on Saturdays and Sundays
Laundry: Machines available, prices vary

Facilities

Facilities include:

Homestay

Immerse yourself in Mancunian life by staying with one of our carefully selected hosts. 

Location: Up to 45 minutes by bus from the campus (please note, times may vary at busy periods and may be slightly shorter or longer than 45 minutes)
Room type: Single or twin
Bathroom: Shared bathroom
Sharing: up to four students, mixed nationality sharing unless requested
Meals: Full-board included (daily breakfast and dinner, and all Sunday meals with your host; hot lunch in a nearby hotel Monday-Friday; packed lunches provided on Saturdays)
Laundry: facilities provided by your host
Other: Taxis home from 2 evening activities

Homestay accommodation is only available for students aged 14-17. For prices please contact reservations@experienceenglish.com.

Please note, images are representative of the types of homestay accommodation and may differ from that shown in the photo.

Facilities

Facilities include:

Sample Programme

*Please note, this is an example of what you can expect, activities and times are subject to change. If you would like to learn more about our activity programmes, please contact usLessons operate on a zig-zag programme and may take place in the morning or in the afternoon.