Discover Manchester

Discover Manchester

Discover Manchester

Joining in the social activities programme provides the perfect opportunity to discover Manchester, meet other students and to practise speaking English with your teachers and classmates. At The Essential English centre we believe that using English in a social context is an important part of your learning programme and allows you to immerse yourself fully in to life in Manchester!

Students can join trips and activities every week and although some are free, some will be subject to an additional charge of between £1-£30 (approximately).

At least 1 teacher-led activity every week

Joining in a social activity with a teacher means that you can practise your English and also ask any key questions about the language you are using. This offers a great opportunity to improve whilst having fun!

Activities for everyone

There is so much to see and do in Manchester that every month we introduce you to wide variety of activities; whether that be sport, music, food, art, history or simply discovering the city of Manchester. There will always be something on offer for everyone!

FREE Conversation Club every week

Many students wish to focus on developing their conversation skills and whilst this will be a key area of development during your course, practising in an authentic environment such as a cafe or bar and surrounded by native speakers will help to improve your confidence and allows you to meet new people!


We encourage all students to explore beyond Manchester and discover the best that the north-west of England has to offer. You can easily reach The Lake District, Liverpool, The Peak District, Chester, York and even London. All within just a few hours’ travel from Manchester. Go and explore!