EC Manchester

Boulton House, 17-21 Chorlton Street M1 3HY Manchester England

(4.4/5) • 49 reviews

School Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Microwaves oven
  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

Choose to take an English course in Manchester and enjoy an innovative city with a passion for sport and music.

This is where Britain's Industrial Revolution began, and this northern city has continued to reinvent itself decade after decade. What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow. EC Manchester is a boutique space in the heart of this revolutionary, entrepreneurial and innovative city, famous for its world class football, vibrant music scene and friendly Northern charm.

Learn English in Manchester, the city famous for its contribution to music, and its two iconic football teams. Manchester is a truly global city, here you’ll find great shopping, fantastic nightlife, and plenty of art and culture to keep you busy as you improve your English at EC Manchester. We look forward to giving you a warm Manchester welcome!

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English courses - EC Manchester

English 16 - 99 years old

With a focus on fluency, the General English courses allow you to improve your English and gain a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, in order to improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.

What can you expect from this course?

Real English
We help you to develop your English systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), while also building the learning skills that will keep you improving and give you the confidence to use that knowledge in real-life.  

Creative and Energetic Classes
When it comes to creating lessons, our teachers know what works. Classes are dynamic, engaging and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving targeted attention to your weaker areas. Relaxed and informal classroom environments create an encouraging atmosphere to help you build your confidence, realise your potential, and advance towards fluency.

Learn by Doing
At EC, progress is maximised as you are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of English, promoting class participation and interaction between students. We provide you the targeted support to help you achieve your academic goals. Our assessments give you feedback on how you are progressing and where you need more help.

Improve Your ‘Thinking Time’
As your skills and confidence develop with support from your teachers, so too will your ability to listen, understand and respond quickly and effectively in English. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your English outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation in one of our vibrant English-speaking destinations!

Expert Support
Your teachers are trained to deliver on-going support, feedback and care throughout your time at EC. You will be taught by at least two teachers, exposing you to a variety of voices, improving your listening and boosting your vocabulary.

Authentic Materials
We believe there is no substitute for authentic English, so in addition to text books, our teachers use real-life resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials will give you an appreciation of the richness of the English language used in a variety of everyday contexts.

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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Standard Riverside House Residence - EC Manchester


School residence 18 - 99 years old

Located on the banks of the River Irwell and close to Salford University, Riverside is convenient for local amenities and the city centre which can be accessed by regular buses (every 10 minutes) or on foot.

Description of Accommodation

Riverside consists of 3, 4, 5 and 6 bedroom apartments with a private ensuite room and a shared kitchen and living room. Bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery are all included. Single-gender or mixed-gender apartments are available. Each room has a double bed, a study space and a private bathroom with a shower.


  • Professional cleaning is provided for both common areas or rooms at costs of £25 per hour
  • There are 4 washing machines and 4 dryers at approx. £5 for wash and dry. Students can purchase credit from reception. Students need to buy their own washing liquid
  • Luggage drop-off service provided
  • Kitchen utensils provided. The students receive their own cutlery and dishware and the communal kitchen comes with pots/pans, spatula, ladle, colander, peeler
  • Utility bills included
  • Wi-Fi – Internet 10GB free Wi-Fi
  • 24 – hours security and CCTV on site
  • Onsite parking available at £37 per month

Arrival and departure

Arrival day: Any
Check in: 11:00

Early and Late check-in on request. If room is not ready the student can wait in the communal spaces inside the property. The house manager on-site. The accommodation confirmation will be send to student with the room number.

Departure day: Any
Check out: 11:00
Late check-out on request.If student need to leave  after the checkout time he/she can ask the school well in advance (at least 2 weeks prior), if available.

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Superior Vita Residence - EC Manchester


School residence 18 - 99 years old

Well-located, only minutes away from the City Centre, this property lies in a popular student area offering a wide range of local amenities including bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Local supermarkets as well as the city’s popular Deansgate shopping and entertainment area are located within a few minutes of the residence, as is the tram station linking to Manchester Piccadilly station.

Description of Accommodation

Vita Student at First Street is a brand new, luxurious studio development in Manchester’s bustling and eclectic city centre. The studio apartments include bespoke furniture, large comfortable beds, integrated kitchen appliances, wall mounted flat screen TVs, en-suite rooms and WiFi access throughout the building. 


  • Weekly cleaning of common areas. The room is cleaned once a fortnight included within the cost of the room, they offer additional cleaning services for between £15 and £30 depending the level of clean required
  • There are 20 washing machines and the cost is £2.80 per load
  • Luggage drop-off is allowed
  • Utility bills are included
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Kitchen utensils are provided
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • Iron available from reception
  • Movie room
  • Study room

Arrival and departure

Arrival day: Saturday (Sunday arrival is allowed).
Check in: After 15:00
Early Check in is not allowed. Students who arrive before check in time can leave their luggage at the residence.
Late check in is allowed (Check in is 24 hours)

Departure day
: Saturday
Check out: Saturday 11:00
Late check out is not allowed. Students must check out at 10am, if their flights/alternative accommodation is not ready until much later on they can leave their luggage and collect it later that day.

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Standard Homestay - EC Manchester

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

Staying with a homestay provider is both exciting and rewarding. Homestay providers offer the best insight into daily British culture and life. This interaction helps you communicate better and faster, and allows you to pick up words and phrases used in daily situations.

The homestay, chosen by EC or one of its accommodation partners consists of mixed gender accommodation with a single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk/table, chest of drawers or a wardrobe, mirror and a waste paper basket. Some rooms have TVs. Additionally, you will have access to common areas such as the lounge, kitchen and dining room. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. You will also have access to a shared bathroom. Bed linen and towels are provided by the homestay provider, who will offer one wash per week – anything extra will be at the homestay’s discretion. Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.

Homestays are arranged by EC as well as via our accommodation partner Hosts International, who are registered with the British Council.

Meal Description

A variety of food is provided. Homestay providers may adjust the type of food offered when taking into consideration religious beliefs. It is important to mention this at the time of your booking. Vegetarians, or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with their host prior to arrival. Breakfast varies from one homestay to another. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee and cereal. Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever is typical for their home. Students will eat whatever the hosts eat and we encourage them to set the table or clear up after dinner. Dinners are usually quite early in Britain but hosts will inform the student of the time when they eat. It is important that the student informs the host beforehand should they be late or are not having dinner.

Journey to school

Our homestays are typically 25 minutes to 45 minutes from school. Students use public transport or walk to school.

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Options / Services

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