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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
Lessons per week 20 (15 hours) and 30 (22.5 hours)
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.

Get more from your course with Special Focus lessons

Take an additional 10 Special Focus lessons each week, to progress faster and study within your personal areas of interest. Options vary, but there will always be a wide variety to choose from, such as:

English in the City

Experience the local dialects, history and famous sights, all while improving your English. Learn  more about your host city.

English for Work

Develop the fluency, accuracy and the specific communication skills you need to advance confidently in your chosen career.

Get Talking

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

Survival English

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

Grammar in Real Context

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

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.

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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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