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English Language Schools in Manchester - Ranking 2021

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24 Best language schools in Manchester (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Manchester? Manchester offers a great variety of activities and places to see; ...
clubs, shops and also hosts Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club. The city has an incredible fusion of different styles, trends and ideas that has attracted one of the largest student populations in Europe. With a distinct urban flavour and an abundance of youthful energy, modern day Manchester is viewed by many as England's 'second city'.
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What our students said about Manchester

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Manchester is a nice city. You're able to visit many attractions on foot and the public transport is an additional benefit which works very well. In my opinion, generally the city is too dirty. There are too many homeless people which is terrible to see if you are not used to it and not familiar with this situation. The nightlife also has two faces. There are many locations to have fun and enjoy the nightlife, but there are also many drunk people who are argumentative. If you see the bigger picture of Manchester, it’s a city worth visiting.

Daniel
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I very much recommend downloading an audiobook or some music and then just walk the streets. The canal at the school is a small dirty thing but if you walk alongside it to the west (downstream) you'll find some cute scenery, with a slightly wider canal, nice places to eat, and overall nicer places to walk around. Also, make sure to always bring an umbrella.

Eddie
Sweden

Rating: 4/5

4.0

A nice city to study English in (better if you go in summer though)

Eduard
Spain

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Manchester

Rating: 5

5.0 | 7 reviews

Excellent teacher, kind staff and great manager.

13 September 2021
Course: General English 20 - 10 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Zixuan
China

Rating: 5

5.0 | 7 reviews

Teacher´s attention and tips. The manager Kareen is very helpful and dedicated to improve the English level of students. The quantity of students per class was awesome.

11 April 2020
Course: General English 25 - 4 weeks
Student age: 35 years

Iles Carlos
Brazil

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 20 reviews

The teachers in general are very dynamic in their classes and the friendly atmosphere that is formed thanks to the extra-curricular activities organised by the school

17 February 2020
Course: Intensive Course 20 - 6 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Katherine
Chile

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 20 reviews

Kind staff and excellent teachers
Great experience!

11 November 2019
Course: General English + Conversation Classes (mix) 24 - 4 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Dilson
Angola

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 20 reviews

The teachers were good. However, the organization was not in order and there were more than 10 students in class. There were only 2 lavatories that were out of order most of the time. Bad!!!
Bad service about the lavatories!

27 August 2019
Course: General English + Conversation Classes (mix) 24 - 2 weeks
Student age: 38 years

Jorge Adrian
Spain

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 11 reviews

The city tour was a great touch and introduced me to the healthy ways of living in Manchester as well as getting me closer to the other student that had just arrived. We ended up spending a lot of time together.
Fran > Tout.

13 August 2019
Course: Part-time English 10 - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Eddie
Sweden

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 10 reviews

Teachers are very friendly and patient.
Organization and location is very good.

4 February 2019
Course: General English + Conversation - 4 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Danielle
Brazil

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 7 reviews

Everything! My teacher especially, I’m definitely going back.

4 February 2019
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Sara Abbas
Bahrain

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 10 reviews

Hello, I’m Kawá from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. I highly recommend the Essential English Language Centre where I studied for five weeks. As it was my first time outside of the rainforest, I was quite nervous about studying English, especially in England, but from the moment I stepped through the door, the kind welcome from the staff and teachers melted away my fear. The teachers at the EELC are committed to building confidence in their students and providing them with the skills to flow in the English language. I am extremely grateful to the EELC team, especially, the directors of the school, Jo and Bairb, for the support and encouragement they extend to all their students. Thank you - it’s a five star language centre!
Hello, I’m Kawá from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. I highly recommend the the Essential English Language Centre where I studied for five weeks. As it was my first time outside of the rainforest, I was quite nervous about studying English, especially in England, but from the moment I stepped through the door, the kind welcome from the staff and teachers melted away my fear. The teachers at the EELC are committed to building confidence in their students and providing them with the skills to flow in the English language. I am extremely grateful to the EELC team, especially, the directors of the school, Jo and Bairb, for the support and encouragement they extend to all their students. Thank you - it’s a five star language centre!

1 February 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Noel Domingos
Brazil

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 10 reviews

My calls, the teachers and the supportive staff. I also liked the table tennis and football as it strengthened the relationship between students.

7 January 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 12 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Jasmin
Denmark

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 10 reviews

The teaching method of some teachers; the staff makes you feel like you're in a big family every day!
Newly built school, new spaces and very central location.

30 August 2018
Course: General English + Conversation Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Mariacristina
Italy

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 11 reviews

Classes with small groups of students
Due to students English level, the higher English level was upper-intermediate, if you are looking for some advanced level classes you may ask if any advanced class is open.

24 August 2018
Course: Semi-Intensive 24 - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Javier
Spain

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 11 reviews

The way of the teaching (interesting lessons) and the afternoon programmes!
I learned much more than I expected.

19 July 2018
Course: Intensive 21 - 3 weeks
Student age: 16 years

Saba Safrany
Hungary

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 8 reviews

good location, friendly staff, good teaching methods
Partially poor technical equipment of the classrooms

23 May 2018
Course: General English Standard - 4 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Dietmar
Germany

Interesting information about Manchester

Key Facts about Manchester

Population: 396,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Manchester

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3238 USD)

Manchester quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2

4.2 (120 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 7 (rankings of universities in Manchester)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 268 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 207 £

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:77* (23% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:56* (45% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:61* (39% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.10 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Manchester

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Events in ManchesterBest time to take a language course in Manchester

November
Manchester Christmas Markets
Manchester Christmas Markets

20 November 2021 - 20 December 2021Manchester boasts the largest Christmas Market in the UK. You can find 10 different markets: a world market, a French market, a German market and more.

July
Manchester International Festival
Manchester International Festival

July 2022Biennial arts festival where some of the biggest names in art, music, dance and theatre come together to present new and exciting projects or productions.

What to do in Manchester

MediaCity UK
MediaCity UK
People's History Museum
People's History Museum
Albert Square
Albert Square
Manchester City Centre
Manchester City Centre
Castlefield
Castlefield
Salford Quays
Salford Quays
Burnage
Burnage
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Arrival Airports

Manchester (MAN) - 14 km. from Manchester city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 6,00 GBP, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly

Every 60 minutes, 4,00 GBP, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Manchester Airport, Manchester Coach Station

Taxi: 31 £, 20 minutes drive to city center of Manchester

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Inverness, Jersey, London Heathrow, Newquay, Norwich, Ronaldsway, Southampton
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Chicago O'Hare International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Orlando Sanford, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock, Shannon
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
Liverpool (LPL) - 43 km. from Manchester city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 10,00 GBP, 55 minutes.

Main stops: Liverpool Airport, Manchester

Taxi: 105 £, 40 minutes drive to city center of Manchester

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast City, Belfast International, Derry, Edinburgh, Newquay, Ronaldsway
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock

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FAQ about schools in Manchester

  • Express English College has received the best overall rating in Manchester.
  • British Study Centre, located in Indemnity House, Chatham Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Manchester.
  • 363£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Manchester. The average cost of a language course in Manchester is 177£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at British Study Centre as the best.
  • Express English College was rated highest for quality of teaching.
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