We understand the needs of international students and offer services that help students to get the most from their time in Manchester. Our homestay accommodation provides students with a wonderful opportunity to live with a local British family to practise English language whilst learning about British culture.

What’s more, to maximise students’ opportunity to practise English outside of the classroom, we offer a range of social activities throughout the year and have a wide varity of volunteering opportunities for our students.

Students wishing to progress to study at college or university can book an appointment with our sister company UKEC who are a recognised UCAS advisory service and offer their services free to all Excel College students! UKEC will help students write their personal statement, apply and even negotiate with the universities. See our English Language Courses page for more information

Excel College Manchester offers a friendly, professional environment for you to study English effectively, make friends from all over the world and prepare to use English for work, study or life in general. The staff at Excel College Manchester are always here to help make sure that you enjoy your studies and your life in Manchester. Our aim is to offer quality English courses at competitive prices.

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Welcome to Excel College Manchester

Excel College is a British Council accredited and UKBA recognised English language college located in Manchester city centre. We offer a range of English language courses, including General English courses at every level from beginner to proficiency.

We are also a specialist provider of IELTS exam preparation courses. Our experienced IELTS teachers use a wide range of IELTS teaching material to devise training that targets all aspects of IELTS preparation and improves scores in speaking,  listening,  reading and writing.

As an English language test preparation specialist we also offer Cambridge English exam preparation courses: our FCE,CAE and CPE courses combine test practice with General English study to improve your overall English language skills.

Our IELTS and FCE, CAE, CPE  practice tests allow you to do a full test in strict exam conditions to help you improve your test taking skills and increase your confidence before taking the real exam.

We use a communicative approach to English language learning. Our teaching methods are based on communication and task-based learning, so that you study English in an enjoyable and interesting way, engaging in teacher-led activities which help you to improve all of your English language skills.