The General English courses we provide at MCSE are designed for students of all levels of English who want to improve their language skills in order to facilitate their everyday lives or improve their English level in order to further their careers or studies. Using a wide range of coursebooks and materials Manchester Central School of English helps students to prepare for a life in English or for exam preparation classes. Classes range from Beginner (A1) to Advanced level (C2).
Aims of the course
The General English courses at Manchester Central School of English aim to:
Improve student grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Develop student vocabulary and functional language skills
Ensure student participation and collaboration by using a communicative approach in classes
Give students an excellent understanding of British culture through varied class topics
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||16 years old and older|
Every teacher at MCSE is fully qualified with a recognised teaching qualification and a University undergraduate degree. Most of our teachers have over 2 years teaching experience in the UK or abroad.
MCSE's social calendar features a range of exciting and sociable activities each day, many of which are free of charge. Typically each week there will be: a get-together at a local cafe in the city centre, speaking clubs, museum visits, bowling, seasonal events, visits to other cities such as Liverpool. One of MCSE's qualified teachers will accompany the students at each social activity!
Our facilities include: computer room with free internet access, free wireless internet access, self-study materials, a library and a student lounge with drinks and snacks available for purchase.
MCSE is located in the heart of Manchester's city centre in Piccadilly Gardens. We are within a 2 minute walk of Piccadilly bus station and Piccadilly and Market Street tram stops. We are also a short 10 minute walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. We have many of Manchester's famous shops, museums, bars and restaurants on our doorstep.
The nationality and age mix at MC Academy varies over different time periods, courses and levels.
MC Academy does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
MC Academy is located in the heart of Manchester's city centre in Piccadilly Gardens. We are within a 2 minute walk of Piccadilly bus station and Piccadilly and Market Street tram stops. We are also a short 10 minute walk from both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.We have many of Manchester's famous shops, museums, bars and restaurants on our doorstep.
I liked to study in a small group. I liked the two teachers (Charlotte and Paul) which I met during my studies.
I didn't like that school was a little bit dirty. I had paid all my studies include materials like book, registration fee and taxi return
airport - hotel-airport, but when I arrived to Manchester. There was no taxi and I had to paid once trip again.
Before I ordered this English course, it is possible at school tailor made to courses what I'll want. This wasn't true.
There were many students from Saudi-Arabia and they spoke Arabic to each other.
In my mind this school wants more students and their money. They don't care about the students needs at all.
Thank you for your review.
I am sorry that you felt that your time at the school was not satisfactory, however, there are a few points that I would like discuss regarding your review.
1. I am glad that you liked your teachers, Charlotte and Paul, they are both excellent teachers and they very much enjoyed your presence in both of their classes.
2. In regards to the airport transfer, I have been informed that there had been a mix up with your airport transfer, so on behalf of the school, I can only apologise for the inconvenience that this may have caused for you. This being said, I have been informed that a full refund of the taxi was offered to you from the school's Finance Officer.
3. The majority of the students at the school are Arabic-speakers, however, all students present at the school are encouraged to speak English to one another regardless of their native language in order to help improve their fluency in the language.
4 You stated in your review that you would have preferred to have studied a tailored-course, specifically Business English, however, my colleagues were not informed of a desire to study Business English during your studies at the school.
5. The school is cleaned every morning by the school's cleaners, so I can only apologise if you think the school was dirty, however, the school is cleaned to high standard every day.
6. I have noticed that you rated the school's social activities with one star, however, as the Social Co-Ordinator at the school, I can confirm that you did not attend any of the school's social activities during your week of studies and I therefore believe that this rating is unfounded based on this.
7. All members of staff at the school take great care when helping students so I can only apologise if you did not feel this way when studying at the school.
Thank you again for leaving a review of the school and I would be more than happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.
The School is well organized and the employees are very friendly. I enjoyed my classes because my teacher was nice and kind. Moreover, the lessons were interesting and entertaining.Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Manchester. These homes are often around 50 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 18+. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about student residence accommodation
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from MC Academy. Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.
If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Manchester based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.