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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.


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
1 October—12 October

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.


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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.

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.

Comfort Lambert and Fairfield House

7 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Each reserved room comes with a dining pack containing a dinner plate, side plate, bowl and utensils (knife, fork and spoon). Each kitchen comes with a kitchen pack containing eight saucepans, eight frying pans and three utensil packs. There is also one bedding pack per student. Towels are NOT included. There is a light kitchen cleaning service on a weekly basis.

Accommodation Includes:

-Communal Kitchen

-Communal Lounge

-Study Room

-Free Wi-Fi facilities

-Public computers

-Cable TV

-Central air conditioning

-Fitness center

-Bed linen provided

-Students need to bring their own towels

-Coin operated laundry facilities available

-24-hour on-site security

-All apartments are accessed by lift

-PlayStation & Xbox room

-Karaoke room

-Movie room

-Bowling Alley


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Flight is not included. We recommend you 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.


October 2014

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!

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Boulton House, 17-21 Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3HY, UK
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