ACCORD Manchester in Manchester ACCORD Manchester is a British Council Accredited school in a beautiful building in the heart of Manchester's vibrant and cosmopolitan city centre.
We focus on providing General English language courses and Business English language courses in small classes to give you the best tools to communicate effectively. Our school is a small language school in which you can learn and improve your English skills quickly in a friendly environment.
ACCORD Manchester is located in the heart of Manchester's vibrant and cosmopolitan city centre. Our teachers are all qualified and experienced in teaching English as a foreign language and are passionate about teaching and seeing their students progress well.
Our administrative team make every possible effort to make sure our students settle in well and have a great stay with us. Learn more..
ACCORD Manchester offers Intensive General English courses and Intensive Business English Courses. We also offer One-to-One English Programmes.
Intensive General English Courses: The emphasis is on improving confidence in speaking and listening in English in a range of everyday situations that the students face outside of the classroom.
Our range of General English Courses include:
• General English Course (15 hours per week)
• General English Course + Consolidation English/Exam preparation workshops(20 hours per week)
• General English Course +Business English/ Intercultural Communications workshops(20 hours per week)
• General English Course +Afternoon workshops (25 hours per week)
• General English Course + Afternoon Workshops +Guided Study Sessions (30 hours per week)
Intensive Business English Courses: These course are aimed at managers,executives,professionals and business students who wish to improve their Business English language skills in specific business topics and situations. The programme is tailor -made to suit each individual student as our classes are very small.
Our range of Business English Courses include:
• Business English Course- Option 1 = 20 hours per week in group classes
• Business English Course- Option 2 = 25 hours per week in group classes
• Business English Course- Option 3 = 30 hours per week in group classes
• Business English Course- Option 4 = 15 hours per week in group classes + 4 hours One to One tuition
• Business English Course - Option 5 = 15 hours per week in group classes + 8 hours One to One tuition
• Business English Course- Option 6 = 15 hours per week in group classes + 12 hours One to One tuition
Certificates and Diplomas
Students receive an end of course certificate
At ACCORD Manchester, our teachers use a variety of materials including authentic resources which are constantly updated. Our students also work in teams on projects and case studies enabling them to learn to work in international teams and improve their presentation skills.
Our innovative and proactive teaching method ensures our students progress quickly in small groups and communicate with confidence in everyday situations and a working environment.
Our teachers believe in a hands-on and practical approach when it comes to effective communication in English.
Social and Cultural Activities
Our General English and Business English school also gives our students the opportunity to meet local business people and truly experience the workings of an international business. If students would like a work placement whilst staying with us we can try to arrange this.
Our staff are always available to help our students with any queries they may have, whether it be finding the best pub in Manchester or giving details of how best to get to historical York. During break times, students can visit the “Student Corner” to check their emails on the computer or look at what’s on in Manchester. Free wi-fi access is available to all our students throughout the school. We do our best to make students feel comfortable with us at ACCORD Manchester and throughout their stay in the city.
ACCORD Manchester provides a variety of options for your stay in Manchester, to suit your requirements.
Homestay accommodation is a great way to continue practising and improving your English outside the classroom. It is also an excellent way of experiencing the British way of life and culture.
Homestay accommodation includes your own bedroom and shared bathroom, breakfast and evening meals. Please note that ACCORD Manchester acts as an intermediary and the contract is between you and your host.
There are many hotels available in Manchester, from 5* star hotels to boutique hotels, from luxury accommodation to budget hotels, all located in the city centre. We can help you select the hotel most suited to your needs.
You may prefer to stay in one of the high quality apartments available in Manchester city centre. It allows you to be more independent, eating in or going out or simply enjoying a night in in these beautifully furnished flats. These apartments are available both for short and long stays.
Halls of residence (all year round)
This residence is located 15 minutes away from the school and city centre by bus.
Single bedroom (bed, desk, storage) with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities (shared with a maximum 3-4 other guests). Bed linen, towels, kitchen utensils and Wi-Fi included.
Great community atmosphere with basketball court, gym, pool table, TV room, library and launderette. Social activities every month.
Excellent value for money accommodation.
Halls of residence (July and August only) -
Manchester’s halls of residence are centrally located and very convenient for all amenities. All single rooms are with en-suite bathrooms. There is also access to a communal kitchen and lounge.
These residences are only available in July and August.
We can also arrange to meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to your accommodation.
Excursions and Visits
Manchester is one of the largest cities in England and is easily accessible by air. It is home to one of the UK's largest airports (Manchester International Airport) with other low-cost airports close by in Liverpool, Leeds and Blackpool. Train, bus and taxi services are readily available from all of these airports direct to Manchester city centre.
Manchester played a big part in the industrial revolution and still contributes strongly to the British economy. With the highest number of students in England, it is one of the most lively and modern cities in Great Britain boasting impressive galleries, renowned theatres, fantastic shopping centres, clubs, museums and music, restaurants, cafés etc. Mancunian people are known throughout the country for their conviviality and hospitality. You can't fail to find friends here!
Beautiful English countryside such as the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the historical cities of York and Chester are all easily accessible from Manchester and offer a picturesque view of the traditional British way of life.
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