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EC Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom
Excellent 4.8
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
Natalya Plattseva
This school is worth visiting! The weather was fantastic! Activities were incredible! Everything was very good, especially the staff.

Manchester is England's second city, and a truly exhilarating place to live, work and study.

Easily accessible by direct flights from 190 destinations, this exciting and historic metropolis is also the gateway to the many attractions of the North West – such as the Lake District, the Peak District, the maritime city of Liverpool, North Wales, and Chester.

EC Manchester is a truly boutique space in the heart of this revolutionary, entrepreneurial and innovative city, especially famous for its world-class football, vibrant music scene and friendly Northern charm.

Get the best from your destination and make the most of your time.

As an EC student, you will be invited to a free welcome event and enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities throughout your stay. Some of the many activities available include:

Movie Afternoon - Watch and discuss a movie with other students.

Manchester Art Gallery - Be impressed by this large and varied art collection.

People's History Museum - Learn about the history of Manchester's working class.

Bowling - Bowl a strike with friends.

Courses

General & Intensive English TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
4 December—15 December

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 all four 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).

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.

Level: Beginner to Advanced.

Starts every Monday.

Accommodation

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Host Family

40 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
Half board

In 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 homecooked food and extra feeling of security in a homestay.

Speak English all the time

Staying with local people means you will practise your English with native speakers at home in a very natural way.

Cultural experience

Learn more about the local culture and be exposed to a rich variety of cultural learning opportunities. Experience day-to-day family life: activities, holiday celebrations and local cuisine.

Feel safe and secure

Get personal care and attention in a caring, comfortable, home environment. Staying in a home means you always have someone there to support you.

Peace and quiet

Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at home. Living with your host will give you stability, plus a quiet and peaceful environment for relaxation and study.

In a homestay you can experience life with British people, practising your English with them in a natural setting. Homestays provide a safe environment and you will have the benefit of home-cooked food.

Whilst staying in a homesay you will have access to communal rooms such as the lounge, dining area and kitchen although most students will not be able to use the cooking facilities. Bathrooms will be shared with the host family. Choose a private room or a room sharing with another student.

A variety of food is provided. Homestay providers may adjust the type of food offered when taking into consideration religious beliefs. It is important to mention this at the time of your booking. Vegetarians or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with their host prior to arrival.

Liberty Point Residence (available: 01 Jul - 26 August)

7 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Liberty Point has been designed to create a comfortable and inspirational living spaces for all students.

All rooms are fitted to a high standard and include an en-suite shower, toilet and washbasin plus separate telephone and data points for high-speed Internet access. All bedrooms share a fully fitted kitchen and living area – in each of these common areas a television with Freeview is provided.

Description of local area

Well located and only a few minutes' walk from the city centre, this property lies in a popular student area offering a wide range of local amenities including bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Liberty Point is a 10 minute walk away from EC Manchester.

Vita Studio Apartments

12 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Well-located, only minutes away from the City Centre, this property lies in a popular student area offering a wide range of local amenities including bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Vita Student at First Street is a brand new, luxurious studio development in Manchester’s bustling and eclectic city centre. The studio apartments include bespoke furniture, large comfortable beds, integrated kitchen appliances, wall mounted flat screen TVs, en-suite rooms and WiFi access throughout the building.

Arrival day: Any day, depending on availability. Check in time: After 3pm

Departure day: Saturday. Check out: Saturday 11 am.

Transfer

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Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.
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Reviews

Russia
October 2014
Progress:
B1B2
4.8
excellent

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. John (our teacher) was fabulous! He could make everybody involved in a class activity. He made our lessons interesting and unforgettable! I would recommend EC to all my friends and mates! This school is worth visiting! The weather was fantastic! Activities were incredible! Everything was very good, especially the staff (Melanie, Pablo, Michael and John). We loved this school!

About school

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Boulton House, 17-21 Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3HY, UK
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Average age: 25
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  • Italy — 4%
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