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Learn English in Manchester

Welcome to English Path Manchester! We are excited to be a part of your English learning journey. By enrolling in our English courses in Manchester, you can achieve your language goals and enjoy Manchester's lively culture alongside students from all over the world.

Capacity 200 students

Courses 18+

Campus timings: 9am – 5pm

Manchester, UK

School overview

English Path's Manchester campus offers you an exciting opportunity to boost your language learning journey. With our English courses in Manchester, your learning will go beyond the four walls of a classroom. We have multiple group activities, events and trips that allow you to learn English while exploring the best things to see and do in Manchester. During your stay with us, you'll meet fellow students from different countries, giving you the opportunity to share stories, learn from each other, and have a great time while improving your English skills. Our Manchester campus can help you start your journey to learning and improving your English. We are always ready to help you make the most of your time here. Start your English learning journey with us. Enrol on our English language courses in Manchester today!

Campus gallery

Why study at our Manchester school?

Explore Manchester's impressive mix of modern and historic architecture while improving your language skills with English Path and our experienced academic team of English language professionals. Here are some reasons why you should choose to learn English in Manchester with us, the second fastest-growing city in the UK. 

  • You can choose from our interesting and varied English courses. 
  • Our modern school is located close to the heart of Manchester and within walking distance of Manchester city centre. 
  • Our dedicated and friendly staff members are always here to help you.  
  • We organise at least one activity per day and weekend trips with Smile Adventures as a part of our social programme. 
  • Explore the city's wide variety of restaurants serving food from all over the world.

Manchester

Manchester

About

Manchester is the fastest-growing city in the UK . Visually impressive with a mix of old and new architecture , it has a lot of unique and interesting places to explore. And you can do so with English Path's affordable student accommodations. You can choose from a variety of options, including homestay, student residence, or aparthotels, depending on your needs and budget. These affordable types of student accommodation will provide you with a comfortable and safe environment in which to learn English and explore the city. 

EP Manchester accommodation

EP Manchester summer accommodation

If you're looking for a more homely experience in Manchester where you can enjoy home-cooked meals and practise English every day, then our homestay is the perfect choice. Our expert team carefully selects homestay to provide you with a comfortable and welcoming environment. By living with a local host, you will have the opportunity to learn English in Manchester and experience the warmth of British hospitality.  

To know more about our homestay options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

If you are looking for a vibrant and social environment to experience university life, English Path student residences are the perfect option. Our student residence is ideal for those who want to learn English in Manchester, make friends and explore the city while enjoying top-quality facilities with good value for money. All our student residences have the modern facilities that you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. You can connect with students worldwide, make new friends, and enjoy various activities in and outside the residence, including visits to iconic museums, parks and other landmarks like Manchester Central Library and Manchester Cathedral. 

To know more about our student residence options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

If you're looking for a private space to study English courses in Manchester, Aparthotels are the perfect choice for you. Aparthotels are independent apartments with hotel-like facilities, so you get the best of both worlds. You'll have your own personal apartment that comes equipped with a

To know more about our aparthotels or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

Travel and transport

Travel and transport

Local

To travel within Manchester or from the airport, you can use the following different transport options.

Sunset Over the Sea

Taxi Service

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UP Express

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Bus

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Train

 

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Tram

Sunset Over the Sea

Hire a Bicycle

Sunset Over the Sea

You should arrive at Manchester Airport. We request that you book your flights according to the starting date of your specific programme. You must arrive on the Saturday or Sunday prior to your course start date. If you have booked a transfer service, a driver will meet you outside the customs area and drive you to your homestay or residence. Please ensure you arrange and pay the transfer fee in advance.

Our English courses

At English Path, we understand that learning English is important to reaching your personal and professional goals. That's why our team of experienced and qualified teachers has designed all our courses to provide you with the best learning experience. We have a number of English courses in Manchester that can help you build your English language skills and achieve your goals, whether you're learning English to get ready for higher studies, get better career opportunities or just for travelling. We offer a range of English courses that meet all your learning needs, so you can choose the course that best suits your requirements. 

Nearby attractions

The Lowry

Salford Quays

Old Trafford

National Football Museum

Midland Hotel

Manchester Cathedral

John Rylands Library

Address

Universal Square,
Devonshire Street North,
Manchester,
M12 6JH

Contact

Email: info@englishpath.com

Contact: +44 759 841 4651  

WhatsApp number: +44 759 723 2595  

Young Learner emergency number: +44 7506 644638 

Emergency Contact

Phone: +44 749 400 2815

Nearest transport links

  • 15 minutes away from Manchester Piccadilly 

  • Free shuttle bus service from city centre 

  • Plenty of transport links: rail, bus, bicycle, Metrolink  

 

"Enrolling in English Path was one of the best decisions I've made to learn English. The variety of English courses they offer ensured that I could focus on the specific language skills I needed to improve. The experienced teachers are passionate and skilled, making the learning process engaging and interactive. I'm grateful to English Path for helping me enhance my language skills and boost my confidence."

Upcoming Social Activities

Join us at the English Path Manchester campus for exciting events to enhance your learning experience. These group activities are a part of our English courses in Manchester. They offer you practical, enjoyable and creative ways to improve your English skills. We recommend that you join in and take advantage of these opportunities to learn English in Manchester.

School Football Matches

Language Exchange

Conversation Club

Hiking

Watching Manchester City Matches at Smile Adventures

Other destinations

At English Path, we offer a range of university-style campuses across the globe. These campuses provide a great opportunity for you to learn English in a diverse and multicultural environment. Explore other English Path campuses and choose the one that suits your specific learning needs.

Why learn English in Manchester?

Manchester is a major city with rich history, culture and is one of the biggest in the UK. People from all corners of the world call it their home, making it one of the best places to learn English while being near people from various cultures. This variety also means that you can practice English in a real-world context, talking with native speakers and individuals from different backgrounds. Whether you are ordering food from a multicultural restaurant or just chatting with fellow students, you can learn English in Manchester as you explore each day. 

At English Path, we are here to support you in your language-learning journey, which is why we offer a range of English courses in Manchester. Our courses include General English courses, which cover the basics of English and help you to speak in English daily. We also offer "English for Teachers" courses designed to advance careers in education and teach methodologies to deliver lessons, creating a supportive learning environment for students. Lastly, we offer exam preparation courses to help you ace language exams, enabling you to reach your academic or professional goals. 

Frequently asked questions about EP Manchester

1. How to book an English Path accommodation?

You can book your accommodation in 3 simple steps: 

Step 1: You can indicate your preferred type of accommodation (homestay, shared apartment or residence) on the application form during your application for a course. Our Student Services team will record the preferred choice of accommodation. 

Step 2: EP will be able to secure the accommodation option once the invoice has been paid. Our team will send you the accommodation confirmation with further details on the selected option. 

Step 3: You will need to confirm your arrival and send your flight details to our team, as soon as the flight is booked and no later than one week before the flight date. Our team will be able to book and confirm your accommodation and/or transfers and provide more details within the confirmation document. 

Here are some important things you need to know to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Use our checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything and are prepared for the exciting times ahead. 

(i) Checklist 

Here are a few important items that you should bring with you: 

  • Passport  

  • Acceptance letter 

  • Accommodation letter 

  • Proof of health/medical insurance 

  • A bit of cash and credit/debit cards/Apple or Google Pay 

  • Weather-appropriate clothing (depending on the season you come to Manchester) 

  • Adaptor for electrical appliances 

  • Prescription medication and medical records 

  • Emergency information 

(ii) Pocket money 

Recommended weekly budget: £150. This should cover expenses, laundry, local travel and activities. You will need additional money if you want to take weekend trips. Bring £100 with you in cash and a debit or credit card. You will need to check with your financial institution to make sure you will be able to withdraw money from a British ATM. Do not bring foreign currency. It is not wise to carry around large amounts of cash. 

(iii) Clothing 

Most students dress casually for classes, but you should bring nice clothes for going out and sportswear for sports and outdoor activities. The weather in the UK can be very unpredictable and even in the summer, there can be times when it is cold and it rains. In the summer, it is best to prepare for all types of weather and the weather can change multiple times throughout the day. In winter, the UK can get very cold and it is important to have a thick winter coat. Waterproof clothing is essential all year round. 

(iv) Electrical current 

Standard voltage in the UK is 230 volts; remember to bring an adaptor with you or buy one when you arrive.  

We encourage you to join the school WhatsApp group. This is also where we will post notifications of any unexpected school closures: it is important you check this for any messages while you are attending the school, especially if there is severe weather in the area (e.g. snowstorm, flood, etc.). If the school cannot open or school opening will be delayed, we will post a message as soon as possible (the night before or in the morning) to advise you of this, along with information on how to get further updates and any alternate scheduling (if applicable). 

We also encourage you to follow the school’s Instagram account before you arrive and especially during your stay. This will give you an idea of what is happening at the school and help you connect with staff and students. Follow EP Manchester! @englishpathschools. 

Arriving at the airport in a foreign country can be overwhelming. To better prepare yourself, make sure that you have read the information below about your arrival and how to get to your accommodation. If you get lost or confused upon arrival, don’t be afraid to ask the airport staff for help as they will be happy to give assistance. 

(i) If you have booked a transfer with us, in case of a service emergency, use the following details to contact us: 

If you have any flight changes, miss a connecting flight or need help meeting the transfer service, you should call the emergency number. Please be prepared to tell them your name, school name (English Path) and location. Students should only accept a transfer from a greeter with the official English Path signage. 

  • Transfer service emergency number: + 44 749 400 2815 

(ii) Be aware of the general living costs (sample prices for items in this city) 

  • Bottle of water: £1.50 

  • Coffee: £3 

  • Can of coke: £1 

  • Meal out for two: £50 

  • Takeaway pizza: £15 

  • Sandwich: £2 - £5 

  • Local bus ticket: £2 

  • Local tram ticket: £3 

  • Bike rental: £6 per hour 

  • Cinema ticket: £10 

(iii) Understand the local customs 

  • Women in the UK are equal to men and should always be treated fairly. 

  • In Manchester, it is not uncommon for strangers to start conversations with you. This is a great way to meet new people and practice English, but caution should be taken. You should not give out your address and telephone number or accept inappropriate invitations.

  • “Please” and “thank you” are very important words! Always use them if you ask someone to do something for you or if they help you or give you information. 

  • The UK is a culturally diverse nation where people of all ethnic backgrounds are treated equally. 

  • Queueing is very important in the UK and if you are waiting at a shop or for a service, you should always join the back of the queue if there are other people waiting. 

(iv) Health and safety come first 

  • Medical insurance: If you are studying in the UK for less than 6 months, you should take out private health insurance before coming to the UK. 

  • If you need to see a doctor, you may go to one of the walk-in centres. To find the walk-in centres nearby, you visit: clch.nhs.uk/services/walk-in-centres. 

  • If you get sick: If you get sick while in the UK, you should visit a doctor. To do this, you will need to register as a temporary patient, which we recommend you do at the start of your stay. You can ask the Student Services team or your host family where the nearest doctor is. If you have a minor illness, you can ask staff at a local pharmacist for advice. Remember to bring any relevant insurance or medical documentation with you. 

  • Protecting your belongings: We strongly recommend you take out insurance for your personal belongings, especially cameras, music players, mobile phones and laptops. Personal items cannot be covered by English Path homestay or residence insurance. 

  • Prescription medication: Remember to bring enough of your prescribed medication with you as UK pharmacists will not dispense a foreign prescription. International customs agents may ask you questions about your medication upon your departure or arrival, so be sure to pack it carefully. Bring any important medical records (blood type, prescriptions, x-rays) that might be useful for medical care abroad, as well as contact information for your health care providers at home. 

  • Staying safe at school: If you or another student has an accident or needs urgent medical attention, please come to reception, where the First Aider is located. 

  • Fire safety: If you discover a fire, press the fire alarm button on the nearest alarm. Leave the building immediately via the fire exit. Make sure you tell a member of EP staff exactly what happened so they can call 999. If you hear the fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Do not run, use the lift or stop to collect your belongings. EP staff will guide you to the fire exit. Go to the assembly point. Follow any instructions given by a member of EP staff and do not go back into the building until you are told to do so by EP staff.  

  • Personal safety and looking after valuables: Manchester is generally a safe place, but as with a lot of big cities, you should always be alert. Some tips are: Be alert when you are walking alone at night. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Do not leave your belongings unattended. Be aware of pickpockets in crowded city areas. Do not stop and talk to people trying to sell things on the street. 

(v) Medical costs  

Healthcare in the UK is free and you only have to pay for medicine. Private healthcare and insurance is available if you do not want to use the NHS. We recommend that you check your cover on the NHS website or at https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/visiting-or-moving-to-england/. 

(vi) Laws 

  • No one under the age of 18 in the UK may buy or consume tobacco or alcohol, including beer and wine. If you are under 18, it’s against the law for someone to sell you alcohol, to buy or try to buy alcohol, and for an adult to try to buy alcohol for you.  

  • For drivers, you must drive on the left-hand side, observe all speed limits and signs, give way to emergency vehicles, obey all directions given by police, stop at red traffic lights, and must wear a seatbelt.  

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious crime and police make regular random checks. 

  • You will need international ID to enter bars, clubs or pubs (e.g. Passport, ID card, driving license).  

  • Buying, selling and using drugs is illegal. 

(vii) Student code of conduct 

  • You must attend all classes. If you do not attend your classes, your representative will be informed. If you do not then improve your attendance, you may not be able to continue your course. 85% attendance is needed to be able to receive a certificate of completion. 

  • Be on time for all your lessons. 

  • Always tell English Path if you are going to be absent from school for any reason and tell your host family if you are going away overnight. 

  • If you commit a criminal offence or have to be severely disciplined, you will be sent home. We will also inform the immigration authorities. 

  • Be respectful, polite and open to different cultures. 

(viii) Open a bank account 

  • The Main banks in the UK are HSBC, Barclays, Natwest, Nationwide and Santander. To open a bank account, the following documents may be needed:  

- Passport or EU ID 

- A valid visa 

- A school letter 

  • You can get the school letter from Student Services to take to the bank. For online banks, you may open your account online without a letter from us. 

5. For any kind of emergency services 

  • Call 999 in case of fire, a medical emergency or if you need the police. 

  • Call 101 if you need the Police and it is not an emergency. 

  • Call 111 if you need medical and it isn’t an emergency. 

You can use the following modes of transport to reach the centre from the airport: 

Manchester Airport  

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Tram 

Victoria Line 

£4.50 

50 minutes 

Train 

Manchester Central Line 

£6.20 

30 minutes 

  • If you choose to book an airport transfer, your flight details should be sent to us 4 weeks in advance to ensure we will be able to provide you with an airport transfer. 

  • A driver will meet you after you come through the customs area and drive you to your accommodation. 

*Students under 18 years old must book homestay breakfast and dinner & return airport transfers. 

On your first day at English Path School: 

  • Induction starts at 08:45 am. 

  • This includes a placement test, speaking test, induction presentations about the school and academic programmes and the distribution of class timetables. 

  • A tour of the school. 

  • Classes begin at 11:00 am. 

  • On your first day, you are expected to bring your passport and visa.