Prepare to pass the IELTS exam in trendy Manchester
Study with EC English and you can approach this valuable exam with complete confidence.
That’s because our Higher Score® system focuses on the key areas of exam strategy, exam thinking and wider English language skill. Exclusive to EC, the Higher Score® system is targeted to helping get your best possible IELTS exam result.
Our highly trained teachers will give you the skills to see what you need to work on to succeed at the IELTS exam.
There are plenty of social activities to help you make the most of your time in Manchester, from trips to the Manchester Art Gallery and the People’s History Museum to movie afternoons and a few rounds of bowling with your friends.
We also offer Academic Extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, a conversation class, and the opportunity for long-term students to practice their conversation skills with native speakers in the Manchester area.
Prepare for the IELTS exam in Manchester for a unique and life-changing experience in one of the world’s greatest cities. Your EC experience will include fun, interesting lessons and professional teachers who want to see you succeed.
School: +44 1612 331 000
Bookings: +356 23 790555
Starts: every Monday
Lessons per week: 30
Hours per week: 22.5
Recommended course length: 4 week minimum
Class size: 15 maximum
Minimum level: Intermediate
Minimum age: 16
Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.
We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.
You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better.
EC Online is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation.
Through this online portal, you can:
- Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
- Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
- Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.
Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.
Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.
If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Whether you've booked a homestay or residence, you'll always receive a warm, personal welcome. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and well-prepared for your first day of lessons. At our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help you with anything you need and answer any questions.