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General & Intensive English in Manchester

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in allfour communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 Special Focus lessons per week across a wide selection of options (see the choices below).

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Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Level All levels
Length Minimum 1 week
Class size Average students 12 (Max 15)

Expectations

Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

Tailor your course with Special Focus lessons

Add Special Focus and have the chance to target specific areas of your English. Options may include:

Global Citizenship

Learn English to discuss issues surrounding the environment, diversity, equality, industrialisation and globalisation.

Comparative Culture & Communication

Develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures, and how communication varies between them.

Survival English/Living in English

Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.

A World of Words

Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.

Write Now

Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.

Get Talking

Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.

Film Studies

Develop critical skills by watching, analysing and learning to express your thoughts on different types of film.

Basic English Writing

Boost your skills in this key area of the language and develop confidence as you write in English.

Media Studies

Sharpen your analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, identifying fact, opinion and meaning.

Academic Techniques in Practice

Focus on improving your academic skills, such as writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations.

Grammar in Real Contexts

Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.

The Language of Music

Explore music of different types, cultures and eras, and learn the language to discuss it.

Testimonials block

  • Juan Jose Aparicio

    Juan Jose Aparicio

    studied at EC Manchester

    My experience with EC Manchester was absolutely great, I enjoyed a lot.At first I was expecting something completely different, like a normal school and normal classes, but it was not like that.. The classes are very didactic, the way they teach is awesome, so you absolutely cannot be bored, you ...

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  • Marika Orlando

    Marika Orlando

    studied at EC Manchester

    EC Manchester school has been for me an unforgettable experience! I had the opportunity to improve my English with qualified and funny teachers, but also to meet new friends from all over the world – I enjoyed my time with games and activities in the afternoon, because this school offers ...

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  • Natalya Plattseva

    Natalya Plattseva

    studied at EC Manchester

    I chose this destination because I wanted to visit Manchester and Liverpool, and to improve my English and to live in an English family. We learnt a lot of different information: vocabulary in topics 'Films', 'Music', 'Art'... and practised Grammar, writing, reading, listening and of course a lot of speaking. ...

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  • Timo Estermann

    Timo Estermann

    studied at EC Manchester

    I have chosen EC Manchester because of my agency, they recommended me EC and to be honest, my favourite football team is Manchester United. So I had no choice! After a few weeks, my English was way better than before but I don't know why! Was it because of the ...

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  • Yves Daniel Wittwer

    Yves Daniel Wittwer

    studied at EC Manchester

    I really enjoyed my time in Manchester! The teachers at EC Manchester helped me a lot to improve especially my listening and speaking skills, so now I am able to chat with native speakers without any bigger problems. But EC Manchester was not only a great school, but also an ...

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