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Academic Semester/Year in Manchester

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more. 

You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course. 

As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.

On a personal level, studying abroad will give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.

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    400 USD
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  • Lessons

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    400 USD
    per Term

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want to enter university or embark on a master's degree
  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to give yourself a clear advantage in the workplace and expand your career opportunities
  • You want to take a worthwhile sabbatical learning English before continuing your education or career
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 24 weeks
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Average students 12 (Max 15)

Expectations

Your Journey

As soon as you book your Academic Year course, your learning journey begins:

  1. Access EC Online from home to start your journey, test your starting level and get prepared
  2. Arrive at EC, settle in, and meet your teachers, support staff and classmates
  3. Follow a robust curriculum to achieve measurable results across all English language skills
  4. Log your progress, assess your strengths and weaknesses and personalise your path with EC Advance
  5. Receive continual guidance, monitoring and feedback from your teachers
  6. Assess your finishing level, and receive a certificate validated by Oxford University Press
  7. Continue to benefit from EC Online for three months after you leave

Living and Learning

Outside of lessons, there is a full calendar of social, cultural and academic activities to make this the experience of a lifetime.
Free language workshops take place in an informal setting and target specific linguistic skills. Expect interesting lectures, topical conversation sessions and pronunciation practice.
Social activities will take in the best of your destination. Enjoy everything from city tours, the arts, sports, eating & drinking, and nightlife.

Learning English while being immersed in an English-speaking country is a truly exciting and enriching experience. Along the way, you will gain a new international network of friends.
With the language skills required for international study, work and travel, you will find that new opportunities will open in many areas of your life.

Special Focus - Tailor Your Learning

Study 30 lessons per week and choose from a varied selection of Special Focus lessons such as:

English in the City

Get outdoors and learn English while experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. A great way to learn about the local culture.

English for Work

Gain the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to compete successfully in the workplace.

Academic English

Learn the language and academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university or in higher education.

...and More

Other options may include, Media Studies, Culture and Communication, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and The Language of Music.

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  • 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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