General English

General English courses at Excel College are designed to help you develop your language skills in interesting and stimulating ways. This will include the use of multimedia, role-plays and discussions as well as covering all the vocabulary and grammar appropriate to your level of study. Each week you can expect to cover all four skills; reading, writing, speaking and listening.

For over 15 years Excel College has been helping students to improve their English. We have classes at all levels from Beginner (A1) – Advanced (C2) and course times that suit you. You will take a placement test before you start your course so that you share a class with other international students of the same level as you. Our friendly team of teachers and admin staff will ensure that you enrol on a language course that will help you to improve your English and aid you in your future plans.

Doing a General English course in Manchester city centre means that you are surrounded by lots of things to see and do. Visits to museums and other cultural locations are an important part of learning. They allow you to use your English outside of the classroom whilst also learning about the UK’s exciting history and geography. Trips are organised by your teacher every term and are fully integrated into the syllabus.

Course LevelsCEFRIELTSCambridge
BeginnerA1
ElementaryA1
Pre-IntermediateA2Below 4.0KET
IntermediateB14.0 to 5.0PET
Upper IntermediateB25.0 to 6.5FCE
AdvancedC16.5 to 7.5CAE
ProficiencyC28.0 and aboveCPE

Essential 15 hours per week

  • Mornings or afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Intensive 21 hours per week

  • Mornings and afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Intensive 24 hours per week

  • Mornings and afternoons
  • International classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average class size: 8
  • Course duration 1 – 47 weeks

Part time courses are also available so that you can study for IELTS around your other commitments

Part Time: 9 hours per week

  • An agreed time to suit you
  • International Classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average Class size: 8
  • Course Duration 1 – 47 weeks

Part Time: 6 hours per week

  • An agreed time to suit you
  • International Classes
  • Start date: Any day Mon – Fri
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average Class size: 8
  • Course Duration 1 – 47 weeks

 “My English is improved and I’m confident when I talk. Courses were very interesting and the methodology of teachers was very practical.” Richard, France

Included with all our courses:

  • Accommodation options
  • Social Programme
  • Support with life in the UK
  • University Services
  • CV Clinic

Apply for this course

Simply complete an application form and email with a copy of your passport to Excel College.

Do you need accommodation?

We have both Homestay and Residence accommodation.

Don’t forget!

If you’re thinking about going to university, UKEC, our sister company, gives university and college application advice and services FREE to Excel College students!

Simply ask for an appointment on your application form or ask us when you arrive and we will arrange an appointment for you at a time to suit you.

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