dent and teacher in class at Abbey College Manchester

English with Sport or Academic Studies Experience

Innovative short term courses designed for you to improve your English alongside developing your Football or Basketball skills or studying academic subjects in an English College setting.

Why study with us? 

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in the sporting capital of the UK, the vibrant city of Manchester
  • Study English in our friendly and welcoming college alongside the opportunity to experience academic lessons in the classroom or develop your sporting skils at our professional Football or Basketball academy
  • High quality host family accommodation and pastoral support included

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE or A Level course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

Please note that there are limited places on these courses available and scholarships are not able to be offered on these programmes.

About the location

Manchester is the regional hub of northwest England and is the UK’s largest business and education area outside London. It is modern, thriving and has the cosmopolitan feel of a capital city. There is stunning architecture at every turn that superbly blends the modern with the traditional.

The city is well known for its famous football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City. But it has world leading venues in other sports too such as cricket, basketball, badminton, squash and cycling.

There is much more to the city than sport though – it is the cultural centre of England’s north, with museums, libraries, business and arts facilities to rival the best in the country.

Course overview - English with Sport

You will be joining students from the UK and around the world in our City Centre teaching campus.  During the morning you will attend English lessons at the Abbey College Manchester Teaching site.  You will have a personal tutor who will oversee your learning and development while at the college.

During the afternoon you will choose to have either Football or Basketball coaching alongside our Academic Studies with Sport students.

Transport to and from the top class Manchester based training facilities is provided.  The afternoon session will be two hours of coaching given by fully trained, experienced, professional coaches.  There will also be opportunities to partake in competitive matches.

For further details about the football facilities please click here

For further details about the basketball facilities please click here

Course Overview - English with Academic Studies

You will be joining students from the UK and around the world in our City Centre teaching campus.

Your personal timetable will be developed focusing on improving your English Skills, so will involve a number of English lessons with our experienced teachers, but you will also attend academic lessons alongside our full time students at the Abbey College Manchester Teaching site.

The lessons will be selection from the following; Maths, Science, Business, Accounting and Photography.  Wednesday afternoons will be college enrichment activities alongside our students.

The College day runs from 9.30am until 3.20pm.

You will have a personal tutor who will oversee your learning and development while at the college.

Host Stay Accommodation

Full board accommodation is also included.  This will be with one of our host families.  Host families are carefully selected to ensure a friendly, safe environment in which students can relax, integrate and study. A student will have his/her own single bedroom, together with a desk and storage facilities. Bathroom facilities are usually shared with the family. However, in some cases the house will have two bathrooms and occasionally a student will have a bathroom for his/her own exclusive use.

This allows you the opportunity to experience life living with an English family and to further improve your English.

Entry Requirements

Age: 14+
Academic Requirements: School Report and Interview
English Level: IELTS 4.0+
Start Dates: September, January, April


Course Fees

The fees listed cover tuition and boarding for the stated duration of study

January 2022 – April 2022 £11,670
April 2022 – June 2022 £8,485
January 2022 – June 2022 (two terms) £20,155