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Which course is for you?


Dedicate yourself full-time to developing your football skills, showcasing your talent to professional clubs and continuing your education. You will live the professional football academy experience in Manchester, the home of English football, having English language lessons every morning and professional football training each afternoon. IH Manchester will provide you with a carefully selected local homestay host. Or if you are over 18 years old, you can choose to live in an independent self-catering student residence (depending on availability). Below you will see all the opportunities that we give you to be scouted by a professional football club. If you are serious about football and your future career as a professional player, contact us now to organise a visit / or trial week at our academy

Programme summary:

Age 16+
Class size maximum 20 students per class
English lessons per week 15 hours per week
Football training per week 10 hours per week
Dates 16th January 2017 - 16th June 2017
17th July 2017 - 15th December 2017

Duration 1 week - 22 weeks
Accommodation included Standard homestay accommodation (half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends)
Students may share a twin room with another player on the football programme
Kit Bundle 1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie
Airport transfers On arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport only
Insurance GuardMe travel insurance - please see key facts document at bottom of page
Prices
1-3 weeks


4 weeks


22 weeks
price per week:
£995.00 GBP- under 18
£980.00 GBP- over 18

£3,950.00 GBP - under 18
£3850.00 GBP - over 18

£19,995.00 GBP - under 18
£19,665.00 GBP - over

English language programme

If you choose the English language option you will receive 15 hours per week of English language lessons. The lessons are provided at the school by International House Manchester’s qualified tutors. On arrival, all English language students receive an individual Needs Analysis interview, so the school knows exactly what each student needs. This interview also allows the school to assess the student’s specific strengths and weaknesses when speaking and listening. We’ll also take a sample of each student’s writing and ask them to complete a grammar/vocabulary exam, so we can prepare clear, personalised learning goals for each student.

After finishing the needs analysis, students are assigned to a class which corresponds to their CEFR level in English. We introduce new students to their teachers and classmates, and we check after the first class and throughout the week that everything is going well. Students also have a face-to-face individual tutorial every two weeks with their teacher. The Principal and Director of Studies are also available to talk to outside of class. We will advise students on which exam is best for them e.g. IELTS / Cambridge PET, FCE or CAE

English Lessons, Teaching & Learning

General English classes provide tuition in:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing

International House Manchester is committed to helping students communicate effectively using natural English.

Our Teaching and learning policy

In classrooms at EduKick Manchester, teachers will:
1. Set suitable aims and objectives for each class. These will be written on the white board at the start of each class, so each student is clear about the purpose of the class and will be able to measure progress. A plan of the week’s classes will also be on display in each classroom.
2. Use the target language only, systematically building on what students already know. We’ll use and teach natural language based on the needs of the students in the class.
3. Present language in clear contexts and situations supported with real life and relevant examples. We believe that learning English means being able to use it when you need it. We want students to understand English grammar, but more importantly we want students to be able to use it. However, we won’t only work on grammar. Natural vocabulary and pronunciation will be equally important parts of your lessons.
4. Support students to work out meanings and use of the target language themselves and give students lots of opportunities to practise language in structured, purposeful activities which reflect their English language needs. Feedback on performance will be provided at appropriate stages of the lesson in a friendly, helpful way to improve accuracy while developing fluency. Fluency activities will be personalised, where possible, to the learners. Teachers will plan their lessons so there are lots of chances for the students to communicate in English.
5. Give students language skills training in reading, writing, listening and speaking, so that they are able to both consolidate classroom learning more effectively and become more independent language learners.
6. Add variety to their lessons, making them motivating for the students.
7. Be open to the opinions of the students. As well as having one-to-one tutorials every two weeks, in which the students and teachers will work together to assess learning and objectives, students should feel comfortable coming to the teacher at appropriate times with problems or concerns.
8. Set homework to consolidate teaching and learning that has taken place during each lesson.
9. Encourage students to take notes and organise materials, making sure all students have a record of their work.
10. Be sensitive to personalities, personal motivations, cultural differences, job requirements, exam goals and individual needs in planning, teaching and all dealings with students.

During the summer, EduKick Manchester offers a Football + English programme. This combines professional football coaching and English lessons.

There’s no better place than Manchester, the home of football!

Think football, think Manchester! It is home to two world famous football clubs.

Student players will begin their day with either English or football studies lessons at our city centre school. After lunch they will transfer to the training ground. Our football coaches then work with the players on all aspects of the game including fitness training, stamina and endurance training and both technical and tactical match play skills.

Programme Summary

Age 16+
Class size maximum 20 students per class
English lessons per week 15 x 60 mins
Football training per week 5 x 120 mins
Full day excursion 1 each Saturday
example excursions:
One full day excursion per week (Saturday) Example excursions—Liverpool, Chester, Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium Tour, Man City Etihad stadium tour, The Trafford Centre.
Social activities Two afternoon/early evening activity per week.
Each Monday discover Manchester with a visit to a city centre attraction. Other example activities—cinema, ten pin bowling, trips to a variety of Manchester’s restaurants (students pay for their own meal), live music.
Dates 17th July 2017 - 29th August 2017
Duration 2 - 6 weeks
Accommodation included Standard homestay accommodation (half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends)
Students may share a twin room with another player on the football programme
Kit Bundle 1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie
Airport transfers On arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport only.

Football Trial Opportunities

Exceptionally gifted players may be identified at any of the trial and exposure opportunities that are offered: – Open UK football trials. Held towards the end of August. They are attended by coaches and scouts representing professional English football clubs at all levels.

Some of our recent student player success stories:

Carlos Mora – invited for training/trial at 3 different professional clubs

Matt Jacobs – invited for a trial at Witton Albion FC

Carlos Acuna – SIGNED for a professional club in Venezuela

Lawrence Hanna – invited for trial with Professional club Accrington Stanley

Eric Behrans – SIGNED for professional club Derby County FC

Sam Zimmerman – Representing his country, Liechtenstein at under 21 level

The programme runs between 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Players will participate in fitness and gym work in the morning, along with two classroom based sessions on football in the UK and tactics. Professional football coaching is delivered each afternoon.

Age 18+
Class size maximum 20 students per class
Football training per week 5 x 2 hours of professional football coaching

Multiple scheduled exposure and trial opportunities
Dates Monday 18th January 2016 - Friday 17th June 2016
Monday 18th July 2016 Friday 16th December 2016
Duration 2 - 22 weeks
Kit Bundle 1 - 8 weeks -1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie
9 weeks plus - 4 training kits, 2 training tracksuits, 2 leisure tracksuits, 1 winter jacket, 1 wet top, 2 polo shirts,1 hoodie,1 winter hat, 1 bag
Airport transfers On arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport only.
Insurance GuardMe Travel Insurance

Example timetable.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11.30 - 12.30pm Technical session Fitness session rest for match Recovery in the pool/gym Match analysis
12.30pm Lunch break Lunch break Match Play
Either full match against a local team or in house 5/7 a side match
Lunch break Lunch break
1.15pm Transport leaves city centre school for training ground Transport leaves city centre school for training ground Transport leaves city centre school for training ground Transport leaves city centre school for training ground
2.00pm - 4.00pm Professional football training Professional football training Professional football training Professional football training
4.15pm Transport leaves training ground to return to school Transport leaves training ground to return to school Transport leaves training ground to return to school Transport leaves training ground to return to school Transport leaves training ground to return to school
5.00pm Optional organised social activity or free time.
travel home
Optional organised social activity or free time.
travel home
Free time and travel home Optional organised social activity or free time.
travel home
Free time and travel home

Throughout the weeks the squad compete against other local teams, academies and travelling teams. These competitive fixtures give the players an opportunity to demonstrate their talent to the professional coaches and scouts present. Players can also put into practice the skills that they have worked on during training. The managers and coaches of the visiting teams are all linked to professional clubs, so these are opportunities for talented players to be identified. All players, whatever the duration of their stay or status of their course, will get the opportunity to be involved in the match play.

Throughout the programme we offer a variety of optional extra excursions and opportunities such as:-

– Trips to professional football clubs for coaching session

– UK football trials days

– Guest speakers at the school site in Manchester

– Watching live games in the northwest of England

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