English Summer Programme

This course is designed to improve your English language proficiency (particularly in speaking and listening), learn about British culture and make new friends from around the world. You can also access all University facilities and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of the North West whilst you are here.

You can choose to study either on campus here in Manchester or online from your home country. 

The University Language Centre is the highest ranked University Language Centre in the UK*, according to the British Council's Accreditation Scheme, with more strengths than any other University. 

*EL Gazette UK Language Centre Rankings 2018, 2019 & 2020 https://www.elgazette.com/top-language-centres/

When does the course run?

Our campus based course runs from 04 July to 09 September 2022 - you can book for a minimum period of 2 weeks, up to 10 weeks.

Our online based course runs from 15 August 2022 to 09 September 2022 - you can book for a minimum period of 2 weeks, up to 4 weeks. 

How many hours per week?

On campus course: You will have 19 hours per week of live learning classes; 14 hours of core general English language skills and 5 hours dedicated to 'British Culture and Communication'.  You will also be expected to complete up to 5 hours per week of independent study.

Online course: You will have 14 hours per week of tutor-led classes - 12 hours of core general English language skills and 2 hours dedicated to 'British Culture and Communication'.  You will also be expected to complete up to 4 hours per week of independent study.

What is the maximum class size?

The maximum class size is usually 16 students for both our on campus and online courses.

What is the minimum enrolment age?

The minimum enrolment age is 18.

How do I apply?

Please see our how to apply page.

Further information

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