city Football Language 

Develop your English skills and train at the Etihad Campus, the home of Manchester City, on our Football Language Programme for 9-17 year olds.


At Manchester City Football Language School, we offer Football Language Programmes unlike any other. Located at the Etihad Campus, the home of Manchester City, our programmes are designed to help young players develop essential communication skills - both on and off the pitch. Delivered by passionate coaches and highly qualified English teachers, in inspiring settings, players will learn English through a combination of real-life activities, immersive classroom tasks, and practical football training. Ultimately, players graduate from our Football Language Programme equally as motivated to continue mastering the English language as they are their football skills. Why not book your place now?
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Delivered by our coaches who are experienced in Manchester City's philosophy and methodology, our football sessions provide players with a genuine insight into how Manchester City players train. Players can also expect to better understand how a modern footballer is moulded, all the while continually honing their English skills in an authentic, practical, and engaging environment. Our football focuses on the following key areas:

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

Exciting English Language Lessons

Our language lessons follow a Manchester City themed syllabus and draw on interactive technology to make learning fun! In particular, players can expect to learn about different football professions and what a typical day looks like for a player, manager, analyst and journalist. This will be followed by practical activities which put the skills from these professions into practice, such as:

  1. Press conference and media interviews
  2. Football analysis and punditry
  3. Match commentating and discussion
  4. Video and written journalism projects

Not only will this help players enhance their English proficiency, but they will do so expressively, enthused by their favourite topic: reading, writing, listening, and talking all things football! Ultimately, players are encouraged by their language teacher to speak with confidence, creativity, and fluidity in the classroom; complementing the way they are inspired to play by Manchester City coaches on the training pitch.

Two young boys on the Language Programme at City Football Language School. They are both sitting at a table and wearing a blue football kit. One boy is holding a piece of paper and smiling while the other boy looks at him.

Choose Your Football Language programme

Learn English With Football

Ages 14-17 

City Football Language for Boys


Our Football Language Programme for Boys includes boys-only football training and accommodation, with mixed classes. We offer a 12-night programme for players aged 14-17.

Ages 14-17

city Football Language for Girls

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Our Football Language Programme for Girls includes girls-only football training and accommodation, with mixed classes. We offer a 12-night programme for players aged 14-17.

Ages 9-13

city Football Language For Junior Boys

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Our Football Language Programme For Junior Boys includes boys-only football training and accommodation, with mixed classes. Designed to suit the needs of younger players, aged 9-13, this programme takes place over 5 or 12 nights.


How long are your Football Language Programmes?

It depends on the course. The Development and Performance courses last 5 nights, and the Language course lasts 5 or 12 nights for 9 to 13 year olds and 2 weeks (12 nights) for 14 to 17 year olds. Boys can also combine the 5 night Language course for 9 to 13 year olds with Development, for a total of 12 nights, or the 12 night Language course for 14 to 17 year olds with Performance, for a total of 19 nights. Additional nights are available at extra cost.

How much do your Football Language Programmes cost?

Our 12-night Football Language Programmes cost £1,785 per week (£3,570 total), whilst our 5-night programmes cost £1,785. There is also a £55 registration fee for all programmes.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

We do request a 20% deposit for our Football Language Programme. You can pay via bank transfer, PayPal or Flywire. The company's bank details will be provided at the time of booking.

Is your Football Language Programme only suitable for beginners?

Our Football Language Programmes are suitable for beginner and intermediate language speakers. For more advanced English speakers, our Football Development or Football Performance Programmes may be more suitable.

What languages do the coaches on your Football Language Programmes speak?

All the programmes at Manchester City Football Language School are taught in English. For years, we’ve welcomed players from all over the world and many of them do not speak English but are usually able to acclimatise very well to the camp.

What qualifications do your English teachers have?

Our English lessons are delivered by professional language teachers with a minimum CELTA, Trinity TESOL or equivalent qualification.

Will my child train with English players?

No. This program is exclusively for players whose native language is not English. However, your child will have a chance to make friends with English players from our other football programmes during evening activities at the residence.

Will my child be supervised at all times?

Yes, all players on our Football Language Programme are supervised 24/7 - be it by coaches during football training, teachers during language lessons or the Centre Manager (and other staff) when at the residence in the evenings.

Does my child need to do anything before they arrive?

All players will receive access to an online football-themed language placement test which they will need to complete. This will give us an initial indication of their existing English skills, and help us to advise on development areas before the programme starts. Pre-arrival online self-study materials will also be provided, covering football basics on fun interactive software.

Are you a native English speaker or able to speak English to an advanced level? Our intensive football-only training programmes might be better suited to you. Elevate your game to the next level with our Football Development Programme and Football Performance Programme for players aged 9-17.

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