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City Football Language School – Manchester – Ages 12 -17 – girls

City Football Language School offers a 2-week football and English programme for girls aged 12-17, located at Manchester City’s world-class training grounds. Following a unique syllabus where football and English language sessions are aligned both on and off the pitch, the programme helps players to develop essential communication skills in real-world football contexts.

Using exclusive Manchester City content and materials while training at the same grounds as Manchester City Women’s Team, our female players have the fantastic opportunity to experience an unforgettable summer in a truly inspirational environment.

During the programme students will be based at City Football Academy, an outstanding 80-acre training facility in the heart of Manchester City’s Etihad Campus.

 2 weeks course

From 16 July to 30 July

NEW COURSES – SUMMER 2017

Package includes:

  • 3015 hours of girls-only football coaching per week
  • 30 hours of mixed Football Plus sessions per week (English language)
  • Registration Fee
  • Exclusive City Football Schools training kit
  • Girls-only apartments in the university residence
  • Daily coach transfer to City Football Academy (from the residence)
  • Full-board meals
  • 2 weekend excursions
  • Evening activities every night
  • All course materials
  • End-of-course certificate and academic report
  • Etihad Stadium tour and National Football Museum visit
  • Laundry service for CFLS kit

If you are booking a residential course after 15th April, please contact us to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us before booking online.

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Trips include

 

  • Manchester
  • Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium
  • National Football Museum

£2,755

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City Football Language School (CFLS) is a fully immersive football and English language programme for 9-17 year old boys and girls. Based at the Etihad Campus, it has been designed to give you an authentic insight into the life of a professional football player at the home of Manchester City.

During the programme you will be based at City Football Academy, an outstanding 80-acre training facility in the heart of Manchester City's Etihad Campus.

World-class facilities

Every day you will be based at the state-of-the-art City Football Academy training facility, a fantastic venue shared by Manchester City’s First team, Women’s team and Academy teams alike.

Innovative syllabus

The highly innovative football and English language syllabus focuses on maximising your learning both on and off the field, covering key areas of a professional footballer’s life.

Accredited programme

In addition to its British Council accreditation, the programme was accredited by EAQUALS in 2015, whose aim is to guarantee high quality in language teaching and learning worldwide.

 

THE COURSE

Combining 3 hours of football training with 3 hours of English language sessions per day, our football and English programme for girls aged 12-17 includes girls-only football sessions led by City Football Schools coaches, along with English language sessions* in mixed groups led by Experience English teachers.  Girls will also share their own private apartments and female staff are available at all times.

The 2-week football and English summer programme is uniquely designed to take our female players on a journey through the world of football, learning about life as a professional female player, a manager, an analyst and a journalist.

Start dates: 16 July, 30 July

Duration: 2 weeks (13 nights)

 

Develop your English skills

Good communication skills are essential to playing successful football. An experienced language teaching team will deliver 3 hours of language activity each day through Football Plus sessions that focus on the following:

  • Effective communication skills in football scenarios
  • Media training and press conference role playing
  • Interactive match analysis workshops
  • Social interaction with other players from all over the world
Every day you will be based at the state-of-the-art City Football Academy training facility, a fantastic venue shared by Manchester City’s First team, Women’s team and Academy teams alike. The Manchester City First team squad is one which reflects today’s global game. As a feature of the course, you will not only get an exclusive insight into how Manchester City players train at the City Football Academy and how a Premier League club runs, but you will also interact with other players from different cultures across the world.
Coaches

The City Football Language School is co-delivered by a top quality coaching team from City Football Schools, who are experienced in the Club’s philosophy and methodology.

Teachers

Football Plus sessions are led by a highly professional language teaching team from Experience English, who have a real passion for football, joining you on and off the pitch

24 hour support

Our support and expertise goes beyond your time in class or on the pitch. We have a dedicated team to ensure your safety and well-being at all times, whether in the classroom, while training, during social activities or at the residence. With 24 hour supervision and high staff to student ratios, you can be assured that you will be well looked after and supported by our professional staff.

Staff : player ratios: 16:1 Football Plus and Football training sessions; 10:1 residence

Play Beautiful Football

Your football sessions will provide a true insight into how Manchester City players train on a daily basis. Delivered by City Football Schools coaches who are trained in the philosophy and methodology of the Club, sessions focus on the following:

  • Development of individual technique and skills
  • Challenging 1v1 practices
  • Team play and working together
  • Improved understanding of how City perform through playing games

Develop your English Language Skills

Through interactive English language sessions, you will improve your communication skills on an exciting 2-week journey through the world of football, discovering life as a player, a manager, an analyst and a journalist! Each morning you will learn about key elements of the profession, and every afternoon you will live the profession in real-time, practising your new skills in immersive activities such as:

  • Press conference and media interviews
  • The punditry sofa
  • Football commentating
  • Writing news stories

 

THE LOCATION

The City Football Academy (CFA)

The City Football Language School is delivered on-site at the City Football Academy, the fantastic new facility where Manchester City’s First Team, Women’s Team, Elite Development Squad and Academy teams train on a daily basis.

The Etihad Campus

At the heart of the Etihad Campus next to the Etihad stadium, the City Football Academy has been designed and built to help you achieve your goals in an inspirational location. The opportunity to train and learn in such an authentic environment is one which will give you the chance to truly experience life as a professional football player.

 

THE ACCOMMODATION

Connell College

Connell College will be your main base throughout the programme, where you will start and end each day with a Daily Team Talk, participate in classroom activities, and eat lunch with your teammates.

This new, bright and modern college at the heart of the Etihad Campus is located next to the Academy pitches. A high quality learning environment with changing rooms that lead directly onto the pitches, the college is also used by a number of Manchester City Football Club’s youth players throughout the year, adding to the authenticity of the experience.

Bedrooms

  • Student apartments (players on the Girls programme will stay in their own girls-only apartments)
  • High quality, single en-suite rooms
  • Study desk

 Facilities at the Residence

  • 24-hour reception
  • Communal spaces
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry (kit is washed regularly free of charge; facilities available to wash personal clothes, prices vary)

Location

  • 20 minutes from the City Football Academy by private coach
  • Daily coach transfer provided between residence and training facilities, as well as for weekend excursions

 Meals

  • Full-board included
  • Breakfast and dinner provided at the residence
  • Lunch provided at Connell College
  • Packed-lunches provided on weekend excursions

 

EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES

Excursions

Each weekend you will go on an exciting excursion away from campus to discover Manchester and the wider area, meeting other students from Manchester Academy of English’s Young Learner programme. If you are staying for 2 weeks, you will also go on a tour of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and visit the National Football Museum on the middle Sunday.

Social Activities

In the evenings you will have the chance to relax with your friends in an informal environment at the residence along with students from Manchester Academy of English’s Young Learner programme. Activities vary from evening to evening.

 

Airport transfer:

Return transfer to and from Manchester airport is available at an additional cost of £90, please contact us to arrange a transfer after you have booked your child’s flights. Please contact us to arrange a transfer to and from a different airport.

Unaccompanied minors: for players travelling as an unaccompanied minor (UM) with airlines, there will be a charge of £60. This will ensure there is a named person to meet, greet and sign for UM players.

 

Damage deposit:

Please note, a damage deposit of £40 will also be required to cover any damage cost if necessary, to be handed to staff in cash on arrival. The deposit will be returned to your child on their last day providing no damage has been made.

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