General English UKEC

General English at UKEC Academy!

General English courses at UKEC Academy are designed to help you develop your language skills in interesting and stimulating ways. This will include the use of multimedia, role-plays and discussions as well as covering all the vocabulary and grammar appropriate to your level of study. Each week you can expect to cover all four skills; reading, writing, speaking and listening.

For over 15 years we have been helping students to improve their English. We have classes at all levels from Beginner (A1) – Advanced (C1) and course times that suit you. You will take a placement test before you start your course so that you share a class with other international students of the same level as you. Our friendly team of teachers and admin staff will ensure that you enrol on a language course that will help you to improve your English and aid you in your future plans.

Doing a General English course in Manchester city centre means that you are surrounded by lots of things to see and do. Visits to museums and other cultural locations are an important part of learning. They allow you to use your English outside of the classroom whilst also learning about the UK’s exciting history and geography. Trips are organised by your teacher every term and are fully integrated into the syllabus.

Your course options at UKEC Academy!

Excel College English Course Timetable

*Super Intensive 25 is only available for GE + IELTS Courses*

UKEC Academy Teaching Method

At UKEC Academy we understand that every class is different and every student is different. Our teachers adapt their teaching style and methodology in order to support and include all students in their learning. This method enables our classes to be as effective as possible. Our classes are learner-centred so students always actively participate in classes and benefit from lots of opportunity to practise the language. The UKEC Academy method provides our international students with a supportive, enjoyable and interactive environment. Our students will be challenged and stimulated throughout their general English course.

Our classes follow the following principles:

  • Explanation/Demonstration
  • Observation
  • Reading
  • Classroom tasks & activities
  • Assessment
  • Individual learning plans
  • Performance reviews
Teaching method at Excel College
Course LevelsCEFRIELTSCambridge
Pre-IntermediateA2Below 4.0KET
IntermediateB14.0 to 5.0PET
Upper IntermediateB25.0 to 6.5FCE
AdvancedC16.5 to 7.5CAE
ProficiencyC28.0 and aboveCPE
English courses first day at Excel College


  • Start dates: Every Monday (not including public holidays)
  • Age: 16 +
  • Course books: £30 per level
  • Levels: Beginner (A1) – Advanced (C1)
  • Course length: 1 – 45 weeks


  • Entry level test
  • Welcome pack & induction
  • Weekly progress tests
  • Teacher tutorials (every 4 weeks)
  • Access to ‘My UKEC’
  • University counselling
  • Student services including UKEC +
  • End of course certificate


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