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English in the City in Manchester

If you are looking to develop fluency, target core skills, and truly experience your destination through its language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical use of English.

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

Spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with classmates, learning English and getting to know the local area.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want an experiential programme that gives you opportunities to interact with local people.
  • You want to learn about the history and culture of the city.
  • You want to learn English for everyday situations.
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Intensity 20 General English + 10 English in the City lessons per week (22.5 hours)
Length Minimum 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Level All levels
Class size Average 12 students (maximum 15)

Expectations

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in the workplace. You will gain the means to express yourself effectively in English. So in future, whether you want to write a report or give a presentation, you can do so with confidence.

Business focus

Your 10 weekly Business English lessons will focus on areas such as:

Negotiating contracts
Management and HR
Branding and promotional strategies
Project management
Company budgets
Business ethics and CSR

Build workplace skills

Develop many other workplace skills, from problem solving to preparing for an interview. In today’s world, understanding key professional issues and having the language to work with them effectively will give you a distinct advantage as you progress up the career ladder.

Develop your prospects

By the end of your time with EC, important doors will have opened for you. You will have improved your English fluency and will have the language, knowledge and skills to confidently deal with a variety of business issues.

Expectations

Real immersion

Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practise your English with local people in real situations.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So in future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing.

Special focus

You will spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with your class, visiting places of interest and engaging in activities in the local area.

Themed lessons

Classroom study will also support themes that change weekly, including ‘Describing Art and Culture – Museum Tours’, ‘Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits’ and ‘The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits’.

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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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