General English + Voluntary Work Experience Placement

General English + Voluntary Work Experience Placement

Combine general English lessons with an unpaid work placement at a local Manchester charity.

Students on this course will study 15 hours of General English in the mornings and work in a local charity shop in the afternoons.

The main focus of the English classes will be communication and fluency, but there will be a mix of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation in classes as well as lots of practice of the 4 skills, especially speaking. Students can expect to move up a full level on the CEFR after 150-200 hours of study. Of course, the extra English practice on the work experience will help a lot.

For volunteering, a student’s role will depend on his or her experience and English language level but everyone will be trained to work on the till, give advice to customers and work as part of a team and independently creating displays and processing donations.


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Minimum age18
English Lessons per week15 hours
Maximum class size15 students
Volunteering per weekUp to 16 hours per week
Dates and times• Start any Monday
(apart from school holidays - Please click here to check dates )
• Classes take place Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 11.00 & 11.30 to 13.00
• Work experience take place Monday to Thursday, 14.00 to 18.00 .
DurationMinimum 8 weeks
Entry Requirements
Applicants need:
• at least a B1 level of English on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). please click here for more details
• an up-to-date CV, 2 references, and to complete a charity application form
Please note:
• Before being accepted, your English level and suitability will be checked with an online level test and Skype interview.

This course will help you to:

*Improve your English

*Gain valuable work experience in Britain

*Practise your English in a real-life setting

*Learn valuable skills working in retail

IH Mnahcester students in class

Get in Touch

Brook House
64-72 Spring Gardens
M2 2BQ

Tel: +44 1452 619021
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