Intensive General English Course + Business English/Intercultural Communications Workshops (20 hours per week)


This General English course with Business English workshops or Intercultural Communications workshops is aimed at all students from Beginners to Advanced level who wish to improve their English language skills in everyday situations, as well as improving their skills in specific subjects. The Business English workshops focus on studying topics such as presentations, CVs, interview techniques, and negotiations. The Intercultural Communications workshops invite students to explore British culture from a social and working point of view.

This course is available to adult students aged 18 and over.


Class Size: Morning classes
Maximum 12 students (average 8)
Maximum 13 students in July/August (average 10)

Workshop classes
Maximum 6 students (average 4)
Min. Entry Level: Intermediate
Duration: From one week
No of lessons: General English: 15 hours per week Monday – Friday
+ 5 hours Business English or Intercultural Communications Workshops
Start dates:

Every Monday

ACCORD Manchester is closed on the following public holidays:

2016 : 25/03, 28/03, 02/05, 30/05, 29/08 and from 17/12/2016 to 08/01/2017 inclusive
2017 : 14/04, 17/04, 01/05, 29/05, 28/08 and from 16/12/2017 to 07/01/2018 inclusive

There will be no classes on these days.  

Programme Objectives

  • Increase confidence and fluency in speaking
  • Improve accuracy to enable clear communication of ideas
  • Develop understanding of grammar
  • Interact in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work on writing, reading and listening skills
  • Focus on student’s personal needs and objectives
  • Develop specific skills in Business English
  • Understand differences and challenges
  • Socialise and work together on the international stage

Programme Content

The emphasis is on improving confidence in speaking and listening in English in a range of everyday situations that the students face outside the classroom. Activities are practical and varied to ensure students have every opportunity to participate and improve their skills in the English language.

  • Topical vocabulary and language
  • Study of grammatical structures
  • Pronunciation and listening skills
  • Social skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Reading and writing skills 
  • Conversational English
  • Ongoing testing, formal English test every 4 weeks and Case Study/Project work every 2 weeks





Business English Workshops: Tuesday & Thursday from 1.30 to 4pm

  • CV rewriting, Interview techniques; Presentation skills including visits from British recruitment consultants
  • Meetings; Telephone skills; Socialising/Networking; Negotiating; Personal Organisation; Project Management
  • Cultural briefing; Globalisation
  • Teamwork; Technology in the workplace



Intercultural Communications Workshops: Tuesday & Thursday from 1.30 to 4pm

  • Cross-cultural understanding, differences and challenges
  • Traditions and customs in the UK
  • Socialising in the UK
  • Working together

Programme Schedule

General English
General English General English General English General English
13:30-16:00   Workshop   Workshop

Prices 2016

Courses run from January to December every Monday.

1 – 4  weeks
5 – 8  weeks
9 weeks +
20 hours (IGE + BusinessEnglish or Intercultural Communications)
2017 : £245.00
2017 : £235.00
2017 : £225.00

Fees include level testing, teaching materials and end of course certificate.
A non-refundable booking fee of £40.00 is to be added.

Host Family (half-board) From £180.00 per week From £195.00 per week
Hall of Residence (July-August only)
- Single en-suite room £150.00 per week £165.00 per week
- Superior en-suite double room £245.00 per week £260.00 per week
Hall of Residence  
- Single room, shared bathroom £130.00 per week £150.00 per week
Hotel from £70.00 per room/night
Serviced Apartment from £80.00 per room/night from £85.00 per room/night

A non-refundable accommodation booking fee of £40.00 is to be added.

What people have said about this course

“The excellent training program was very professional. I was encouraged to use my business skills and improved my confidence. I would have liked to stay longer!”
Cristina, Spain

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