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The Essential English Centre, Manchester, England UK

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Manchester in the last 12 months

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • On campus accommodation offered

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The Essential English Centre

The language school The Essential English Centre was founded in Manchester, England UK in 2012. The school is located in the city centre, just 2 minutes walk from all popular attractions.

The school address is: 109 Portland Street, M1 6DN - Manchester (England UK).

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKQEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Prices include

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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 £ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 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):

2
2
4
3
1
14
11
4
3
5
20
7
3
3

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 09.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 22.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full number of lost classes are made up

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 44 Additional Week
Price in £ 235 224 470 447 705 670 940 893 1410 1340 1840 1748 2300 2185 2925 2779 5280 5016 9680 9196 225 214
Price in US$ 295 589 884 1178 1767 2306 2883 3666 6617 12131 282
By choosing the General English 25 Hours option, you will have the opportunity to study the morning General English course plus the afternoon Language for Life programme, which has been uniquely designed to give you all the tools you need to communicate effectively. These classes are designed to help you to become more confident with using English in real life situations.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6-7 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: 13:15  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 44 Additional Week
Price in £ 160 152 320 304 480 456 640 608 960 912 1240 1178 1550 1473 1950 1853 3480 3306 6380 6061 150 143
Price in US$ 201 401 602 802 1203 1554 1943 2444 4361 7995 188
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
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 44 Additional Week
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1560 1482 2040 1938 2550 2423 3250 3088 5880 5586 10780 10241 250 238
Price in US$ 326 652 978 1304 1955 2557 3196 4073 7369 13509 314
The General English + Business English is a professional programme for those who use English in their professional lives or wish to work in the field of international business. On this course, students will focus on a variety of business-related themes, for example, sales and negotiation techniques, management styles and marketing and business communication skills. This programme focuses on effective methods of producing authentic language, including role plays and presentations.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6-7 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: 13:15  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 44 Additional Week
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1560 1482 2040 1938 2550 2423 3250 3088 5880 5586 10780 10241 250 238
Price in US$ 326 652 978 1304 1955 2557 3196 4073 7369 13509 314
With continual assessment throughout your course, and with verbal and written feedback from your teacher, you will also have the opportunity to practise exam techniques using authentic examination material.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6-7 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: 13:15  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
160 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 44 Additional Week
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1560 1482 2040 1938 2550 2423 3250 3088 5880 5586 10780 10241 250 238
Price in US$ 326 652 978 1304 1955 2557 3196 4073 7369 13509 314
With continual assessment throughout your course, and with verbal and written feedback from your teacher, you will also have the opportunity to practise exam techniques using authentic examination material.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6-7 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: 13:15  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
160 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 24 44 Additional Week
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1560 1482 2040 1938 2550 2423 3250 3088 5880 5586 10780 10241 250 238
Price in US$ 326 652 978 1304 1955 2557 3196 4073 7369 13509 314
With continual assessment and feedback, you will also have the opportunity to regularly practise exam techniques using authentic IELTS exam materials.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6-7 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: 13:15  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
170 £
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Note: All courses offered by The Essential English Centre, Manchester can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 £

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 135 270 405 540 135 50
Price in US$ 179 357 535 713 179 66
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 190 380 570 760 190 50
Price in US$ 251 502 752 1003 251 66
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:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 138 299 460 621 138 50
Price in US$ 183 395 607 820 183 66
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Free gym, free library facilities and free WI-Fi also on site! The student residence offers independent living on the Salford University student campus. You can expect to live and socialise with British and International students who are studying at the university.
Price extra night:
23 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
  • We offer student residence and homestay accommodation all year round. For all accommodation bookings, we kindly ask that you give us as much notice as possible so we can place you in the best accommodation.
    Homestay special dietary requirements fee (halal meat, gluten free, etc.): £25 per week.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Manchester Airport: for 50 £ (one way); for 75 £ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Diving100 km
Football (soccer)4 km
Golf8 km
Horse riding8 km
Ice Hockey4 km
Mountainbiking20 km
Music1 km
Rugby4 km
Sailing 
Skiing8 km
Squash4 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis8 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
3.7/5.0 
Facilities
3.7/5.0 
Social activities
3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.7/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 

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