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EC Manchester

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.


Lisa Fitzgerald

Centre Director

Sarah Bryan

Director of Studies

Liz Lonsdale

Student Services Coordinator

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2014
  • Centre capacity: 135
  • Classrooms: 9
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 12 (Max 15)

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

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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
  • Kuwaiti
  • Colombian
  • Brazilian
  • Turkish
  • Korean
  • Swiss
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Thai

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 14 - 49

  • 50+

Student Testimonial

I chose this destination because I wanted to visit Manchester and Liverpool, and to improve my English and to live in an English family. We learnt a lot of different information: vocabulary in topics 'Films', 'Music', 'Art'... and practised Grammar, writing, reading, listening and of course a lot of speaking. John (our teacher) was fabulous! He could make everybody involved in a class activity. He made our lessons interesting and unforgettable! I would recommend EC to all my friends and mates! This school is worth visiting! The weather was fantastic! Activities were incredible! Everything was very good, especially the staff (Melanie, Pablo, Michael and John). We loved this school!

Natalya Plattseva

Teacher Testimonial

I am a native English speaker and have been an EFL teacher since graduating university in 2012. I studied for my CELTA qualification at International House Prague, before teaching students from a wide range of ability levels and language backgrounds in South Korea and Malaysia for 18 months. I have a lot of experience teaching for TOEFL examinations as well as General English and English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and I am always keen to learn new things that help me to improve my teaching!

No matter what your level, try to use you English outside the classroom as much as possible! Manchester is a friendly and diverse city, so while studying here you have a great opportunity to practice speaking and listening to people in English 24 hours a day! Another great resource is the BBC IPlayer, which has loads of great English language TV programmes with optional English subtitles.

My classes are laid back and fun. Learning a new language can be a stressful process at times, so I make and extra effort to make sure everyone in my class feels welcomed and comfortable to make mistakes. After all, making mistakes is the best way to learn from them! In my class, I like to relate everything back to practical, conversational English that you can really use in your day to day life – whether that’s chatting about films or football, or chatting someone up in a bar!


John Nicholas Steciuk