Pre-Arrival & First Day
at EC Manchester
Address: EC Manchester 17-21 Boulton House, Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3HY, UK
School Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Phone Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 17:00
+44 (0) 161 233 1000
Taxi Emergencies: +44 (0) 7799693566
Other Emergencies: +44 (0) 7474460908 – phone or Whatsapp
Before Leaving Your Country
Arrival at Airport
Arrival at EC Accommodation
What should I expect at my EC accommodation?
We offer both homestay and student residence accommodation.
What should I do on the Sunday before school starts?
Now is a good time to take MyEC English Online Test if you have not already. It is important to complete this test before you start school on Monday.
Your First Day at School
How can I find my way to school?
You can find this information on your EC Accommodation Profile, or feel free to ask your hosts or residence.
What if I haven't booked EC accommodation?
You can take the train or tram to Piccadilly Station.
What time should I arrive?
Please be at school by 09:00.
What should I bring with me?
It’s important to bring your passport/VISA (not a copy) with you on your first day.
What can I expect on my first day?
You'll experience the best possible welcome into the EC family on your first day. Enjoy undivided staff attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Here’s what your first day will include:
✔ Orientation talk
✔ The remainder of your placement test (speaking and writing)
✔ Welcome activity
✔ Your first day will end at around 16:00
What will my timetable be?
You will receive your timetable through Microsoft Teams by 10.00am.
We will be providing the timetable during and after the Virtual Induction the Friday before the classes start.
This is a sample timetable, times may change and are not guaranteed. All class times also include a minimum of a 10 min break, taken at staggered times in the lessons.