General English (Manchester)

Course Overview

Our General English course is designed to equip students with key communication skills to use English confidently. Here’s your chance to learn effectively and efficiently, in an intensive but fun and friendly manner, and whilst meeting people and making friends from all over the world.

Our English courses are collaborative and communicative, so you are involved and learn well. Participants will have extensive opportunities to speak and to participate in classes; to permit this, extended reading, writing and grammar tasks as usually given for self-study, to make the most of class time with a teacher.

Course Content

Our General English course in Manchester covers a variety of topics and language areas according to class level. The course content is designed with your teacher each week to focus on specific group needs and in particular:

• Speaking and listening skills
• Vocabulary building
• Functional language
• Improving pronunciation
• Error correction

On Fridays the focus is on collaborative and task-based learning group activities in ‘Project Fridays’, designed to develop fluency and promote other key learning and transferable skills.

Students who wish to focus primarily on reading, writing or grammar are advised to book one-to-one classes instead of (or in addition to) our General English course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the General English course, participants will:

• Feel more confident with using English in day-to-day situations
• Be more comfortable asking for, and receiving, information
• Have an extended vocabulary
• Speak more fluently
• Communicate more accurately
• Be more easily understood


There are no prerequisites. Students are placed into classes according to their level.

Course Duration

Minimum language course booking is 1 week. Students can book for as many weeks as required (subject to any visa requirements).


Assessment is carried out by our experienced teachers throughout the course.

At the end of the course, and at appropriate intervals, students complete a level test to assess their progress and level.

Students are encouraged to enroll for external exams as desired, and as appropriate to their level.


A Language Links certificate is issued to all students with satisfactory levels of attendance upon completion of their General English course in Manchester.


All our teachers are native, qualified teachers who are passionate about teaching English and have a lot of experience of teaching English language courses, both in the UK and overseas.


Small-group classes lead by a qualified English teacher.


A1 (Beginner) – C2 (Proficiency) Participants complete a level test before the course start to enable placement into an appropriate class.


12.5 taught hours + 2.5 hours of supported self-study
(Part-Time options available upon request)


Monday – Friday 9:30 – 12:00


Barnett House, 53 Fountain Street, Manchester, M2 2AN


1 – 3 weeks £120 per week
4+ weeks £110 per week
Registration & Materials £40
(new students only)


£40 non-refundable deposit to secure place on course.
Remaining course fees to be paid in full 14 days before start of course by cash, debit/credit card or bank transfer.