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Why study English with Berlitz Manchester?
As a member of the Berlitz Group, Berlitz Manchester deliver a wide range of Intensive English programmes that are be tailored to meet your needs. Furthermore, classes are based on small group sizes to ensure maximum class-participation. Classes are designed to be interactive and enjoyable whilst helping you to achieve your language goals.
General English/ Pre-sessional courses
General English courses aim to improve every aspect of your English so that you can communicate effectively with speakers from across the globe. Lesson content concentrates on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Business and Professional English programmes
-Business English course: This course gives students the necessary skills to communicate effectively in English in a professional context. Lesson content includes specific business vocabulary, as well as speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
English for aviation: This course gives students the necessary skills to communicate effectively within the aviation industry. Lesson content focuses on using and developing the plain English needed for communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.
IELTS and Academic English programmes
-Academic English course is designed to develop language and study skills within a British academic context and aims to prepare students for university life. Lesson content aims to develop students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in practical contexts such as understanding lectures, giving presentations and writing assignments.
-IELTS courses prepare you to take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test so that you can register for entry to a British university. This programme aims to give you the necessary skills to achieve your required IELTS band score.
-IELTS Master class programme is designed to ensure that you achieve your desired IELTS score as quickly and as effectively as possible. This course contains all components of IELTS preparation plus an additional 5 hours of Guided Learning.
EXECUTIVE ENGLISH COURSES
TOTAL IMMERSION: This course offers the single, most effective way to learn a language in a short space of time. The programme starts at 9.00am and finishes at 6.00pm each day, and includes a ‘working lunch’ with your teacher, a three way conversational session with two teachers and a self-study period each day.
CRASH COURSE: This intensive course offers a fast-paced, effective way to learn a language in a short space of time. The programme starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5.00pm each day.
At Berlitz Manchester, pathway programmes are designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your course to suit your study goals and interests. Students can choose modules based on the following Pathways:
-IELTS PATHWAY: This module prepares students for the IELTS examination, focusing on academic English and exam strategies and techniques.
-BUSINESS ENGLISH PATHWAY: This module develops the skills needed to communicate effectively in English in a professional context.
-CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION PATHWAY: This module prepares students for Cambridge examinations (Preliminary, First, Advanced and Proficiency), focusing on exam strategies and techniques.
-GENERAL ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLs: This module focuses on developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and allows students to use their English language knowledge in a practical way.
Work-Study is an excellent way to gain a cultural insight into UK working life, have some fun and supplement their income. During the first 4 weeks and as part of the course, participants will have an orientation and series of seminars in order to explain the essentials for employability and success in a UK working environment. Within this first month, they will receive their job offer and set up their interview with the company. Level of minimum level of English is B1, the age range is 18 years or over.
This programme is designed for university graduates and young professionals aged 19 years or over, looking for international work experience. It allows an invaluable insight into the international work environment and an understanding of UK business culture.
Berlitz Manchester Homestay Accommodation: Berlitz Manchester’ students will stay with a family in the Manchester area so they can gain an insight into British life from a family background, while also practising their language skills outside the classroom. Homestay families are visited on a regular basis by professional accommodation officers, to ensure that standards are maintained throughout.
Rental Accommodation: A popular option is to rent their own flat or house. For those students staying for a minimum of 6 months Berlitz offers an assistance service to help find the perfect accommodation for you. Flats are fully equipped with a kitchen for students to cook their own meals. The bedrooms will be of the same standard as a bedroom in homestay. Student Flats are available with shared or private bathrooms.