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Express English College, Manchester

#1
Express English College

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in England UK in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in England UK Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in England UK
Manchester
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 03 August 2020

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.04 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
General English - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
360£ 342£
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British Study Centre, Manchester

#2
British Study Centre

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in England UK Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in England UK
Greater Manchester
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 12 October 2020

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
General English Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
530£ 530£
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The Essential English Centre, Manchester
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 07 September 2020

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.010 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
General Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
395£ 378£
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UKEC Academy, Manchester
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 September 2020

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.011 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Intensive 21 - 21 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
430£ 410£
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Communicate School of English, Manchester

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.010 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
General English 24 - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
560£ 535£
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Britannia English Academy, Manchester

#6
Britannia English Academy

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in England UK in the last 12 months
City Centre
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.018 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Intensive Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
380£ 363£
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Manchester

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.08 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
1590£ 1511£
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Berlitz, Manchester

#8
Berlitz

|School Size:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.08 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0
General English Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
575£ 550£
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NCG - New College Group, Manchester

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.06 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Intensive English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
640£ 612£
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MC Academy, Manchester
|School Size:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
640£ 611£
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The Language Gallery, Manchester
General English - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
448£ 430£
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LAL Experience Summer School Junior Centre, Manchester
Classic Summer School - Residence - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1990£ 1941£
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EF International Language Center, Manchester
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1225€ 1225€
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Kaplan International English, Manchester
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
690£ 690£
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EC English, Manchester
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 24 August 2020
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
640£ 640£
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|School Size:
General English 10 - 10 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
155£ 149£
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What our students said about Manchester

10
I love Manchester to learn.

I love Manchester to learn.

Mohammed
Saudi Arabia
8
A nice city to study English in (better if you...

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

Eduard
Spain
10
I very much recommend downloading an audiobook...

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
8
Manchester is a nice city. You're able to visit...

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

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Manchester

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 18 reviews

The staff

6 March 2020
Course: General English + Conversation Classes (mix) 24 - 12 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Gloria Mayerly
Spain

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 18 reviews

Highly trained teachers

26 November 2019
Course: Intensive Course 30 - 1 week
Student age: 29 years

Giovanni
Italy

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 18 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: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 18 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 | 6 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: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 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: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 11 reviews

Teachers and staff

24 December 2018
Course: Intensive 21 - 4 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Kaoutar
Italy

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 10 reviews

The integration

4 September 2018
Course: General Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Emilia
Italy

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 11 reviews

readers

26 August 2018
Course: Standard 15 - 1 week
Student age: 44 years

Monika
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 11 reviews

The staff, very nice.

21 February 2018
Course: Standard 15 - 2 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Tamara
Spain

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 10 reviews

Quality of education

25 December 2017
Course: General English 18 - 10 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Pierre
France

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 10 reviews

It is my second time in this school and I recommend it everyone. Staff care about every student, teachers are very good and friendly. It is easy make friends with students from different nationalities.

19 September 2017
Course: General English 24 - 1 week
Student age: 22 years

Marta
Poland

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 10 reviews

Teachers were very helpful and friendly. They cared about all students and did their best to teach us something new. The school supervisor Gaelle helped me a lot with everything I needed.

11 September 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Johana
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 | 10 reviews

Location

5 June 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 46 years

Abdulmajed
Saudi Arabia

Key Facts about Manchester

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'.

Population: 396,000

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

Region: England, Manchester

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2623 USD)

Manchester quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 (114 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: 5 (rankings of universities in Manchester)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 279 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 209 £

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):3.25 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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

Weather 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 2020 - 20 December 2020Manchester 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.

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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  • The English school that offered the most popular programs for teenagers in the last 12 months was Britannia English Academy. Their most frequently booked programme was "Online Junior Group Lessons" with 4 lessons per week. You can also consult our overview of junior English programs in Manchester.
  • 342£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Manchester. The average cost of a language course in Manchester is 184£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at British Study Centre as the best.
  • Express English College has received the best overall rating in Manchester.
  • Express English College, located in 130, Princess Road, Manchester has been voted as the school with the best location in Manchester.
  • Express English College was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Student Residence' at Berlitz is the best rated accommodation in Manchester.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for England UK is 4 weeks.
  • The student price index in Manchester is 77.37. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Manchester with 4.2 stars out of 5.
  • In Manchester electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.

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