ABLE's most popular course focuses on all the key skills students need to use English effectively in a real world setting.

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A communicative lesson focusing on the four key skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. The aim of this course is for students to be able to communicate in a fluent, natural style.

How long do I need to study to learn English?

This depends on the level you start at, what your native language is and how hard you work! An absolute beginner can usually reach a strong intermediate level in 9-12 months.

How many hours a week do I have to study?

You can choose! There are part time courses available which are 4 hours a week and full time courses – 15 hours, 20 hours, 25 hours or 30 hours.

What times are the lessons?

Our classes run between 8:30 – 20:30. Part time courses run in the evenings 18:30-20:30 or at the weekends.

What levels of English do you have?

There are classes for every level from beginner to advanced.

Do you have exam classes? Do you have IELTS, FCE, CAE?

Yes! Our ACHIEVE classes focus on the skills you need for the exams.

Can I design my own course?

Absolutely! This is the concept at ABLE – you can build a course to meet your exact needs. In order to do this you will work closely with our directors and academic manager to make sure you can achieve your objectives.

How long can I study at the school?

As long as you want – the minimum is 1 week and you can stay for 52 weeks if you want!

Prices and enrolment

When can I start?

Whenever you want! However Monday is the best day as this is when the majority of our students start and means you won’t miss any of that weeks work!

How do I enrol?

Complete the contact form online, give us a call or drop in and see us. The school will then contact you to discuss your needs – its really simple!

Do you have trial classes?

Yes, you can try a full day of classes before you start and it's completely free!

When do I have to pay?

You have to pay before you arrive in England or if you are already here after your trial day.

How do I pay?

You can pay by cash, card or bank transfer.

Can I pay weekly or monthly instead of all at once?

If you are an EU citizen you can spread the cost of your course. You can only do this if you are enrolled on a 3-month or longer course and you have to pay the first and last month before you start.

Are books included in the course price?

No, they are not. Books are sold separately.

What is the enrolment fee for?

The enrolment fee is only paid the first time you study in the school. It pays for the level tests and administration for when you are first registered with the school.

Social events

Do you have social events for students?

Yes we have many different social events! Take a look at our social programme either in school or online.


Do you arrange accommodation for students?

Yes, we do – we can arrange homestay, residences and hotels and hostels. Take a look at our accommodation page.

Can you arrange a taxi to pick me up at the airport?

Of course! You just need to let us know when you book your course.

Can you organise special food for me – halal, kosher, vegan??

Yes, we can do this without a problem. Lots of our host families understand the importance of this and will prepare your food specially. However, because it is a little more difficult to buy this food we do charge a supplement – see our accommodation page.

I don’t know which accommodation to choose – which do you recommend?

Homestay is the best because you will improve your English more quickly and will experience English culture first hand!

Why Choose Able Manchester:

Create A Bespoke English Course!
ABLE Manchester offers a unique approach to English language development by offering every student the opportunity to create a bespoke course which allows them to meet their learning objectives whether they be professional, personal or academic.
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-Affordable Courses-
ABLE Manchester is committed to providing students not only excellent language classes but also value for money which is why we have a clear pricing structure and extremely affordable prices starting from £5 an hour. Every student has the opportunity to create a bespoke course which allows them to meet their learning objectives.

-Experienced, Professional Tutors-
ABLE Manchester is committed to providing students not only excellent language classes but also value for money which is why we have a clear pricing structure and extremely affordable prices starting from £5 an hour.

Student Testimonials:

“The approach at ABLE Manchester is fantastic – in the short time I was at the school I was able to

improve my overall English skills while really building on my Business English.”

-Robert Chojecki

“By combining ABLE Manchester's courses together I was able to achieve my goal of obtaining a

Band 7 in IELTS quicker than I ever thought possible.”

-Diego Natali

English Language Courses in Manchester City Centre:

Every student has the opportunity to create a bespoke course which allows them to meet their learning objectives.

Manchester has it all and it's far cheaper than living in London! Two world class football clubs, three outstanding universities, the centre of the industrial revolution, some of the best British bands of all time, fabulous shopping, unforgettable nightlife, amazing restaurants and a totally unique blend of modern and gothic architecture. Easy Transportation

Manchester is a compact city which makes getting around easy with one of the best public transport services in the UK.

A Multicultural Capital

Manchester is one of the friendliest cities in the UK which combines Northern charm with a vibrant multicultural atmosphere. A great location in the UK

Manchester's location means that major cities and attractions – Liverpool, Leeds, York, North Wales and the Lake District are less than an hour and a half away, which makes day trips and weekend visits easy and simple.

Minutes away from Airport links

Manchester Airport is only a 20 minute train journey from the city centre and Liverpool Airport is less than an hour away.

ABLE Manchester can arrange a variety of accommodation to suit your requirements and budget!


This is a fantastic opportunity to experience life in a real English family. Living with an English family means that you can have a true English immersion experience as you get the chance to practise your language skills with native speakers outside of class.

All our homestay families are fully vetted and must pass an extensive interview process. At ABLE Manchester we only use host families who have plenty of experience hosting international students. We spend a lot of time matching students with the right host family to ensure students have the best stay possible.

Homestay is divided into two categories - standard and executive - and is available on a full or half board basis.

Student Residence

This is ideal for those who want to live in a young and vibrant environment with other students. Our student residences are located close to the city centre so it is easy to get to the school. This type of accommodation offers excellent value for money as students are close to lots of amenities and can save on transport costs.

Student residences are ideal for people who want to have some freedom, as you can come and go as you please and also have the opportunity to cook for yourself. Living in a residence is perfect for people who love to socialise, as you will typically live with 5-6 other people and very often they will be from all over the world, so you live in a truly international setting!

Student residences have a private bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shared kitchen and living room.

Student Apartment

ABLE Manchester is the only English Language academy in Manchester to be able to offer its students exclusive use of a student apartment. The apartment is located 20 minutes away from the school and contains three double bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Recently renovated, the apartment is an extremely affordable option for students coming to study at ABLE Manchester.

This apartment is only occupied by ABLE Manchester students so you can get to know your flatmates before you arrive - we also try to keep a mix of nationalities in the apartment so that you can speak only English at home. This is ideal for people who are looking for a low-cost option but want the security of renting from a trusted source. The apartment is owned by ABLE Manchester so can be rented on both a long-term and short-term basis.

Private Rentals

If you are planning to stay in Manchester for a long period of time (i.e. over six months) or if you want to live with a friend or partner, then a private rental could be the answer. There are lots of options available to suit all requirements and budgets. ABLE Manchester can assist and advise those looking to rent a house or flat through a private landlord. Just notify us when booking. Hotels and Hostels

As a major city, there are a number of hotels and hostels available on both a long and short- term basis. In Manchester city centre there are a wide range of hotels to suit everyone - luxury, business and budget, and we are more than happy to advise and book your hotel stay as part of your study package. There is a large hostel close to the school where private rooms and beds in dorms can be rented for short periods.

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