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EC Manchester

Open for face-to-face lessons

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.


Darran Cairns

Centre Manager
Centre Manager

Liz Lonsdale

Student Services Supervisor

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2014
  • Centre capacity: 135
  • Classrooms: 9
  • Minimum age: 15
  • Students per class: Average 10 (Max 15)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 15 internet connected computers
  • 3 tablets available from Reception
  • Free WiFi internet access throughout the centre
  • Library
  • Student lounge
  • Self-study room
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout


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


+44 (0) 161 233 1000

Emergency Number

+44 (0) 747 446 0908

Opening Hours

0830 - 1700 GMT


  • Located in the very heart of Manchester
  • Few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station & across the street from the Coach Station
  • Great access to all major cultural, leisure and retail highlights of the city
  • 10 minutes by train to Old Trafford, home stadium of the world’s most famous football team

Nationality Mix

  • Saudi Arabian
  • Other
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian
  • Kuwaiti
  • Omani
  • Swiss
  • Colombian

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 14 - 49

  • 50+

Student Testimonial

I chose EC because it is a famous school with a good reputation.

I have learned a lot of things and I have improved a lot. I now know how to talk to other people in English.I really enjoyed studying, making new friends and meeting people from around the world.

Playing football with my friends was my favourite EC activity and I liked using English all the time in my accommodation. I would recommend EC Manchester to anyone, the staff here are more helpful than other schools.

I will never forget anything from my stay.

Al Sharai Mazen
Saudi Arabia

Teacher Testimonial

I am a native English speaker and have been an EFL teacher since I graduated from University in 2012. I have worked in various language academies in Manchester and have spent two years living and working in different areas of Spain teaching English. I also have experience teaching in mainstream English schools where I have taught phonics and Spanish to children of different ages. During my time as an EFL teacher I have had experience teaching the First Certificate exam whereby students have gone on to be successful and find jobs in English speaking countries. I also have experience teaching IELTS for Academic Purposes, Business English and English for Young Learners.

Learning tips: Talk, talk, talk! The most important way of increasing confidence and improving your English is to put what you have learned in the classroom into practice. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes and motivate yourself by doing activities you enjoy…but make sure they are in English!

My classes are interactive and fun with lots of opportunity to speak! I feel the best way to learn is to use the English you have previously learned into conversation and to have fun doing it.

Jennifer Russell



Teacher at EC Manchester



Teacher at EC Manchester



Student from Japan