Manchester City Football Language School

The Manchester City Football Language School is a fully immersive soccer / football and English language summer program for 9-17 year olds designed to give you an authentic insight into the life of a professional football player in the heart of the Etihad Campus.

City Football Schools and Experience English joined forces in 2015 to develop a new and exciting initiative to provide young players with the opportunity to improve their English language skills while experiencing what it is like to train and play like a Manchester City Football Club player.

This innovative program is delivered by a top quality coaching team who are experienced in MCFC’s philosophy and methodology, and a highly professional English language teaching team who have a real passion for football.

The 2-week soccer program will give you the opportunity to train like a Manchester City player at the world-class City Football Academy facility, the brand new training ground for the Manchester City Football Club. 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. You will have exclusive access to areas of the facility utilised on a daily basis by the Club’s players, such as the Academy pitches, the Media Centre, and the incredible full-sized indoor training pitch.

New for 2017: Parents are invited to the Etihad Campus!
This year, parents are welcome to the Closing Ceremony at the Etihad Stadium and also invited to watch their child train on Wednesday for one open training session at City Football Academy!
(details available after registration)

Everything they provide is excellent, and most of all, I like the teammates I met here; everybody comes from everywhere.

– Shih-Yu, Taiwan
Manchester City Football Language School


City Football Language School is a fully immersive football and English language programme for 9-17 year olds located in the heart of the Etihad Campus. Discover what life is like as a professional footballer at Manchester City’s world-class training facility as you develop key football and communication skills with new international friends from across the world.


Good communication skills are essential to playing beautiful 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


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


  • Train and play like a Manchester City Women FC player at the state-of-the-art City Football Academy
  • Girls 12 – 17 years old
  • Maximise your football skills in girls-only training sessions
  • Receive a high level of attention, with a maximum of 16 players
  • Enjoy the privacy of girls-only apartments with en-suite rooms
  • English speaking girls players are welcome for this session
  • Female pastoral staff

Check out the Girls Session video below

The highly innovative football and language syllabus focuses on maximizing your learning both on and off the field, covering key areas of a professional footballer’s life, such as performance testing, nutrition, how a Premier League club runs, media training, diversity in football, talent management and match analysis. Teachers will join you in coaching sessions, ensuring consistent learning and development throughout.


This Camp strive to provide unforgettable life experiences for children of all ages and backgrounds, giving you the opportunity and support to reach and exceed your potential. The City Football Language School has been uniquely designed in a fantastic location to give you the opportunity to develop to the best of your abilities whilst meeting international friends and learning valuable skills. Manchester City players in their pursuit of both individual excellence and team success strive to play exciting and beautiful football. This philosophy and approach to playing high quality football will be a key focus of the two week program.


The City First Team squad is one which reflects today’s global game and is something which is embraced. As a feature of the course, you will not only get an exclusive insight into how Manchester City players train and play, but you will also be able to interact with other students from different backgrounds and cultures from around the world. This social and inclusive environment will help you to develop both your football and language skills in a positive setting as well as making new friends at the same time. Wherever you’re from and whatever your level of English or soccer skills, you are welcome to come and experience this new and exciting program.


The City Football and Language Experience will be 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. With such incredible training facilities in such close proximity to inspirational teams, led by a top quality coaching team, all of whom have been trained in the Club’s philosophy and methodology, you will enjoy a real Manchester City experience.

Experience English, in partnership with City Football Schools