The Essential English Centre is an independently-owned English school, founded by two passionate teachers, Jo Wilde and Bairbre Walsh, and is well-known for the level of quality and personal attention given to all students. Our school has been built on a genuine passion for providing the very best in language teaching and learning.
Throughout the year, our school welcomes individuals and groups of students from approximately 35 countries worldwide, studying on General English, Exam Preparation or Business English Programmes. We have helped hundreds of students to reach their language goals and have had the pleasure to watch many students progress to university and professional employment.
Private Group bookings – minimum age 12
*Shows average student numbers over a 1 year period based on 2017 and 2018 data.
The Essential English Centre is accredited by the British Council, which is an international stamp of quality. This means that that you can be assured of excellent standards in all areas of your experience with us.
We are members of English UK, the world’s leading language teaching association. English UK’s members are all accredited, high-quality institutions and include universities, college and English language schools. English UK guarantees the quality of all its members through regular inspections, checking on teaching, progression, welfare and accommodation.
We are a licensed Quality English school. Quality English schools can be found worldwide and The Essential English Centre is the first school in Manchester to receive the license. All Quality English schools guarantee a quality experience in every area of the course.
Our vision is and has always been to offer a high quality, personal language learning experience in an exciting city centre destination.
We achieve this by following our values, which are:
Always showing we care
We do this by:
– Nurturing a genuine interest in every student’s experience.
– A commitment to consistently high levels of customer service.
– Always being there when a student needs us.
– Always treating our clients with the utmost respect and patience.
Ensuring every student achieves
We do this by:
– Recognising that learning takes place inside and outside the classroom.
– Offering a quality product that exceeds expectations.
– Going above and beyond to help students recognise and achieve their goals.
The Essential English Centre closed on Friday 20th March and is currently delivering all lessons online until further notice.
If you would like to join online lessons, please email
email@example.com and a member of our team will reply to you as soon as possible.
Furthermore, we would like to reassure our clients and students that while our school was open, no students or staff displayed symptoms of Covid-19.
If you are planning to study with us in the future and require more information or need to postpone your course, please contact us.
We will provide further updates as soon as we have more information.
The Essential English Centre team wishes all of our students, staff and partners good-health.
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