BEA is the best independent English school in Manchester, United Kingdom. Our students appreciate the quality of teaching, flexibility and our friendly international team who always do their best to organise a course that suits the busy schedule of our learners.
In class, in the school and during our activities, you will always feel comfortable and at home.
We really make sure that our students are well cared for. You will find a supportive environment among
fellow students and staff.
Small groups of classes (maximum of 10 students per classroom)
Real mix of nationalities
Located in the heart of Manchester City Centre
Free activities outside the classroom
British Council Accredited
Regular feedback end of course and certificate
Why Study in Manchester?
The most fantastic city in the north of the UK
World class universities
Easy to explore
Sporty city, passionate about football
Good proximity to other cities and well-connected
Cultural hotspot, famous for music, art exhibitions and festivals
Outstanding shopping centres and markets
Excellent and affordable cost of living
Only 2 hours from London
Our qualified teachers have plenty of experience in teaching international students in the UK and abroad.
They use a communicative approach which focuses on the students’ individual needs and weaknesses depending on the country they come from. Our teachers apply the ‘’Interactive Language Teaching’’ method and different exam techniques in order to promote social development both inside and outside the classroom.
They are happy to guide you during your learning process and give advice on understanding British culture and how to most enjoy the #BEAExperience!
Reception and Administration
They are always happy to help whether in English or in your native language such as: Italian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, Greek, Polish and many more!
Mix of nationalities
We are proud to have students from all over the world and the best mix of students you can find in Manchester! Everyone is welcome at BEA and the friendly atmosphere guarantees that everybody will feel at home.
Last year we welcomed 2,107 students from 66 nationalities!
We offer a range of different courses, tailored to your individual requirements and level of English. Our mission is for you to improve your English!
Build your #BEAExperience around your language goals, usually our students combine some of our English courses with others to obtain better results!
Our English courses
English for Specific Purposes: Business English, PET and KET exams, English for Football, Trinity, TOIEC Exam
Our English courses are available from Beginner (A1) to Proficiency (C2) levels!
Two (2) lessons are 1 hour and 50 minutes with a 10-minute break.
Online English lessons –One-to-one
Our online classes are a digital replica of our traditional classroom. The teacher and student have a face-to-face English lesson, but via internet-enabled technology. It offers more flexibility than a traditional classroom. You can have an English lesson no matter your location!
No extra costs or time
Integrated platform supported on a desktop, iOS and Android
Saturday classes: From 9:00 am to 12:50 pm our Saturday Lessons make our courses more accessible to those of you who are interested in improving their English but are busy during the week. Four lessons can be taken each Saturday.We are the only school in Manchester providing classes on Saturdays !
We organise a range of activities throughout the week as a part of our #BEAExperience programme!
You have the chance to meet new people from all around the world, practise your English outside the classroom and discover fabulous places and British culture.
Our social programme includes:
Trips to places of interest in Manchester
Latin dance classes
Weekend Trips to York, Chester, Liverpool, Wales, the Peak District and more!
We will answer any questions you might have about your course or life in Manchester. We can also provide a transport service and give you the information you want when you need it.
Our staff can help you with:
Longer support hours
Studying in the UK
You will learn more effectively if you feel at home in the UK. That’s why BEA offers optional accommodation services from which you can choose to stay in a welcoming host family (native) or modern student residence.
Host family accommodation
One of our trusted host families will be happy to accommodate you in their home. All of them are native English speakers and their houses are within easy travelling distance to BEA and Manchester city centre.
Staying in a host family is a great opportunity to be immersed in British culture and practise your English in real life.
Comfortable private room
Practise your English skills with native speakers
Meals provided – breakfast and dinner
Learn about British culture
Safe homes suitable for under-18s
Join a dynamic and active student community whilst you enjoy an independent lifestyle, within easy travelling distance to BEA and Manchester city centre.
Comfortable room with desk and wardrobe
Practise your Englishskills with other students
Vibrant and sociable lifestyle
Shared kitchen and self-catering
Frequently asked questions
How many students are there per class?
All our classes have an average of 7 and maximum of 10 students.
How old are the students? What are their nationalities?
We have students of all age groups from 16 years old to 60+. In terms of nationalities, we are proud to have the best mix of students you can find in Manchester.
How will I know my level?
Before you start your course and during your registration process, we will ask you to complete a level test. We will advise which course is best for you based on your results.
When can I start?
New students can start every Monday.
Which method is used in class?
The teachers will use the “Communicative Method” designed to help you gain in fluency and confidence. This also allows students to have fun while learning.
What documents do I need for applying?
We will ask you to fill and sign our registration form, school rules, and if applicable, visa documents.All you need to provide is a copy of your ID/passport.
What about my visa?
Depending on your nationality, and the duration of your stay, you might need a visa. We can provide you with an acceptance letter in order to supporta Short-Term Student Visa application.