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EC English, Manchester, England UK

4.0/5

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Located in the very heart of Manchester, few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Manchester, England UK in 2014. The school is a boutique space in the heart of this revolutionary, entrepreneurial and innovative city, famous for its world class football, vibrant music scene and friendly Northern charm.

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 24 August 2020

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Video game console

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public PC workstations:

18

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 90

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9
  • Junior courses in summer: 5
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 16 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

8
10
7
7
13
8
5
9

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Manchester Airport (MAN).

Manchester Airport:
75 £ pick up
150 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Choice of 5 electives from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in £ 266 531 797 1062 1328 1593 1859 2124 2655 2862 5486
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. Depending on the available timetable, students enrolled in this course will be taken outside the classroom 1 or 2 times per week
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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20 lessons General English + 10 lessons English for Work
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Price in £ -- -- -- 1368 1710 2052 2394 2736 3420 3402 6521
Price in € -- -- -- 1445 1807 2168 2529 2890 3613 3593 6888
Exam fees not included.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:One-to-One tuition: A minimum of 2 lessons applies.
Lessons are double-banked - students will alternate between morning and afternoon classes on a daily basis.
UK visa Registration Fee: GBP 23.
High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
- Student Insurance (optional): GBP 10 (per week).
- Bank Transfer Fee: GBP 13.

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
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Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 270 540 8100 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 30
Price in € 301 601 9006 1201 1501 1802 2102 2402 3002 3603 301 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
For bed & breakfast only, deduct £25 per week. Students are not allowed to use the host's kitchen.
Price extra night:
35 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 255 510 765 1020 1275 1530 1785 2040 2550 3060 255 30
Price in € 284 567 851 1134 1418 1701 1985 2268 2835 3402 284 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200 30
Price in € 223 445 668 890 1112 1335 1557 1779 2224 2669 223 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 £
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(charged by school)
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Price in € 178 356 534 712 890 1068 1246 1424 1779 2135 178 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 185 370 555 740 925 1110 1295 1480 1850 2220 185 30
Price in € 206 412 618 823 1029 1235 1440 1646 2057 2469 206 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 £
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(charged by school)
Price in £ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140 30
Price in € 156 312 467 623 779 934 1090 1246 1557 1868 156 34
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 1650 1980 165 30
Price in € 184 367 551 734 918 1101 1285 1468 1835 2202 184 34
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Liberty Point, EC English, Manchester - 1
Liberty Point, EC English, Manchester - 2
Price extra night:
75 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
7 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 30 Aug. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
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(charged by school)
Price in £ 285 570 855 1140 1425 1710 1995 2280 2850 3420 285 30
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Vita Studios , EC English, Manchester - 1
Vita Studios , EC English, Manchester - 2
Students will be asked to complete an Authorisation for Damage deposit form on their first day. Students will need their bank/credit card to complete this form.
Price extra night:
95 £ (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
12 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 235 470 705 940 1175 1410 1645 1880 2350 2820 235 30
Price in € 262 523 784 1046 1307 1568 1829 2091 2613 3136 262 34
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Comfort Lambert and Fairfield House, EC English, Manchester - 1
Comfort Lambert and Fairfield House, EC English, Manchester - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
Students under 18 must book homestay and provide a parental consent form.
For homestays: Students are not allowed to use the host family's kitchen.
Special dietary supplement: GBP 45.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cricket 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Rugby 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 

Reviews

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Social activities

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Students liked about EC English, Manchester
Super nice people
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The school activities

Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
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    FAQ about EC English, Manchester

  • English courses at EC English start at 203 £ for Academic Semester / Year 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Manchester Airport (75 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Intensive English) to 15 students (Intensive English)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Korea with a 13% representation, followed by students from Saudi Arabia (10%) and Turkey (9%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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