The football academy study abroad programme is aimed at students who wish to study English or an Academic Year and to train and practise in our soccer Academy in Manchester.
Our football academy provides integrated specialisation in soccer for students from 16 to 21 years old, in order to improve their ability in English and soccer skills. All the coaching sessions at the academy will focus on technical and tactical player development. Our aim is to improve players individual and team performances.
Each player that comes to the academy will be individually assessed within the first week of training. From there the coach will decide whether the player will be suitable for either group 1 which is for more advanced players or group 2 which are for players that are at a more intermediate level. If players show significant improvement or decline, the player is then able to switch groups.
The General English classes concentrate on improving every aspect of your English. Our approach is to provide a stimulating and highly-interactive environment in which you can develop your language skills. In your General English class, you will work on speaking skills, listening skills, reading skills, writing skills, pronunciation and grammar & vocabulary.
This is a professional training programme so there is a 5-day training schedule with an activity on each of those 5 days. There will be at least 3 training sessions per week, with other sessions providing recovery training or after a match. This will be decided by coaches on a weekly basis.
Training sessions have a duration of 1.5 hours each. Matches can be up to 2/3 hours as they include warm up and half time. There will be an activity of at least 1.5hours each day Monday to Friday.
There are 4 general types of activities:
Excellent facilities such as:
Exercise programmes held throughout the facilities include:
Moreover, players will be able to enjoy the sports centre facilities, gym and swimming pool on weekends as they are opened.
We aim to ensure participants to have the smoothest possible integration into your studies in the UK and adapt to a new lifestyle as quickly as possible. As such, we provide a range of services to assist you.
We offer a varied and exciting social schedule organised by our Social Activities Co-Ordinator to complement your study programme. These activities provide an opportunity to meet other students and to explore Manchester’s exciting social scene and sporting culture. We really want our students to immerse themselves in English life!
Choices International has a dedicated Accommodation & Welfare Officer to arrange your accommodation requirements. We offer the following types of accommodation:
We can provide letters and certificates of acceptance to assist you with visa applications where required.