IH Manchester

Welcome to
IH Manchester

The school was founded in 2005 and is just a 3 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens. This is where all trams and buses stop. Everybody knows it, everybody goes there. All IH schools share a quality commitment to our clients, our staff and our planet. Realise your aspirations and open new horizons by learning with International House in an interactive, online school environment.

We want you to have a successful, engaging and enjoyable online experience. This is our online promise to you. Our online courses are specially designed for the online environment so that you can learn efficiently and enjoyably. We have a whole school behind the scenes to support your learning. There’s always something to do after school. Our social programme is an excellent chance to practise the English that you learn.

Choosing Your Course

Our Intensive and General English courses help students improve all their skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and learn the grammar, vocabulary and cultural knowledge necessary for living in the UK and using English in an international context. We focus on practical, effective and natural communication and we guarantee each class will study at least 100 new words and phrases each week.
General English or Intensive English
Flexible programme, can be arranged according to your needs.
Our teachers specialise in helping our students to speak in English from the start of their English course. They know exactly how to help you. Exactly how to make you succeed. You CAN do this! You just need teachers who are experienced and use the best methodology. We are completely sure that we can help you.



5 hours


10 hours​


15 hours​


21 hours​


25 hours


Suitable for age 16+  Maximum 15 students per class

Why Choose IH?


Individual programme of work for every student
Free “Job Club” to help teach you the English you need to look for a job


Free “IELTS Club” for our IELTS students
Weekly “IELTS Exam Technique Workshop”


Volunteer with a local charity – improve your English and business skills by working with a national charity in Manchester

Choosing Your Accommodation

Homestay accommodation

Half board from Monday to Friday, full board at the weekend. Share the home of our carefully selected homestay hosts (single people, couples, families with children) Your host will provide you with breakfast and an evening meal from Monday to Friday, with all three meals at the weekend. Improve your English and learn about typical English culture and lifestyle.


Homestay, half board, single room

£150 per week

Homestay, breakfast only, single room

£130 per week

Executive homestay, private bathroom, single room (18+ only)

£200 per week

Minimum of 15 hours of lessons per week required to book homestay accommodation.

Student Residence

(Ages 18 and over)

Independent living for adult students. Share with other international students. The residence is not managed by nor owned by IH Manchester. However, we can check availability and book this accommodation for our students.


Riverside House, self catering with ensuite bathroom)

£115 per week

Salford Tramways, self catering with ensuite bathroom)

£115 per week
(summer only)

Ropemaker Court, self catering with ensuite bathroom)

£136 per week
(summer only)


  • Course books/materials
  • Phrase of the day
  • Tutorials every 4 weeks
  • Free extra classes
  • Weekly social programme
  • Weekly Conversation Club
  • Study Room with tutor
  • Free Wi-Fi in school
  • Access to our online study area when you confirm your course

Not Included Fees

  • Diet supplement: £20 / per week
  • Accommodation placement fee: £50
  • Registration fee: £50