English (for fluent speakers)

English Courses (for fluent speakers)

English Courses

If you have difficulties or any questions, please contact us from 9am to 5pm by calling 0161 219 6733

English courses to suit everyone

Achieving a good standard of English will help you secure a new job, get the promotion you deserve or help you gain the qualifications you need for your chosen career.

MAES English provides a wide range of free English courses.  We offer face-to-face and online teaching so you can learn at home or come into one of local centres where our friendly, dedicated and supportive team of English tutors will help you develop your English skills, whatever your starting point.  

Learners attending an Online class will be expected to attend face to face sessions from time to time for exam preparation and exams.

You can always pop into one of our centres to find out more.

GCSE English


Our year long GCSE English courses start in September 2023 in centres across the city.

This course can help you progress to courses in Further or Higher education and help you develop your career.

Recruitment will take place from May onwards for September 2023.  Please watch out for information, assessment and enrolment sessions taking place from May onwards on here.

We are delighted to announce we will be running the following GCSE English classes in September 2023

  • Abraham  Moss (daytime)
  • Greenheys (daytime and evening)
  • Gorton Hub (tbc)
  • Wythenshawe Forum (daytime)

Please complete this form to book a place on an assessment session.

Hear what our learners have to say about MAES……


Lina Sarkute. L2 English success


Is all set for her new career, thanks to MAES.

Find out more about Lina’s successful journey – PDF

Angelo Alfano


Achieved level 2 English and maths at MAES and is now studying nursing at Edge Hill University.
“I would definitely recommend MAES as a place to progress and improve your qualifications. I was given free career advice that proved invaluable. It is a great opportunity to learn and progress your studies”.

Our Courses

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We run a range of courses which include:

  • English GCSE
  • Foundation for GCSE English
  • Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2
  • English Skills with Grammar Support

Look at the table below for more information about the courses.

Course information

Course NameDescriptionDuration
GCSE EnglishAn intensive one-year course for adults who need to gain GCSE English in order to gain employment and/or progress to Higher Education (HE).32 weeks
Foundation for GCSE EnglishThis course is for adults who want to improve their skills to move to be GCSE-ready.32 weeks
Functional Skills in English - Entry to Level 2Functional skills is a nationally recognised qualification useful for gaining employment, retraining or advancing your career.Short and long courses available
English Skills with Grammar SupportCourses for speakers of other languages who have excellent speaking and listening skills, but need to improve their reading and writing. Available at Levels 1 and 2.Short and long courses available