Social Activities - Communicate School

At Communicate School of English we organise social activities every week.

Most of the social activities outside the school are free of charge*. These events are a good way to practise your English outside of your lessons. It is also an opportunity to make friends and chat to teachers away from the classroom. Your teacher will let you know about the next social activity in your lessons.

Please note that you will need money for travel tickets, food and drink during trips. We will always tell you before the trip if you should take any money with you.

As an example, a return train ticket to Liverpool is £10, a sandwich £3, a drink in a pub is £2-4, a meal in a restaurant about £15, a bowling pass £8.

See some recent photos on our Facebook page.

Example Activities

See recent photos on our Facebook Page.

Speaking Classes at Manchester Art Gallery

Take part in free speaking sessions twice a month on Wednesday afternoons in Manchester Art Gallery. ‘English Corner’ is an English conversation class led by a qualified English teacher. The session comprises discussion on pieces of art exhibited in the gallery at the time. Ask for the next class dates at our reception.

Games Night

This social activity involves playing a selection of games, such as Pictionary and Charades. We practise our conversation skills.

International Food Night

Bring food and taste delicious dishes from other countries. Practise English with students and teachers.

Trip to Liverpool

  • Tate Liverpool (art gallery and museum)
  • Albert Dock
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • Liverpool One (shopping, residential and leisure complex)
  • The Cavern Pub

Trip to Castleton

This was a chance to escape the city and get some fresh air! Britain is world famous for its countryside and this area of natural beauty will take your breath away.


Communicate School of English organises school bowling nights at Dogbowl in Manchester. It’s always a fun but competitive night!

Pub Quiz Night

Our students had a chance to spend an evening in a traditional English Pub and test themselves on British trivia. This event is available to students who are 18 or over.

International Culture Event

It was a chance for students to share some gifts that are specific to their country and culture. We organised some multicultural games taking advantage of cultural diversity of our students.

Police Museum Trip

A chance for students to find out about Manchester’s more sinister side, an ex policeman gave a fascinating talk about how Manchester police dealt with crime in the past. Students had a chance to take a seat on a prison bed in a real cell and learn how to tell the difference between real and fake money!

Christmas Party

We celebrated your end of year achievements with fellow students and teachers.

British Food Night

We organised a meal at a traditional Carvery Pub to prove to students that, contrary to popular opinion, not all British food is terrible. Roast beef? Yes! …. Delicious vegetables? Certainly! …..Vegetarian option available? Of course!

Communicate Football Team

Represent the school and play competitive football matches against other teams each Monday evening. There is also an opportunity to play 11 a-side games each Sunday.

Trips to the local cinema

Come with us to watch the latest movies








“Social activities helped me practise English with my friends.
I learnt about British culture and visited interesting places.”

Moritz, Germany

How to find us

Our Address

Communicate School
Murray House
85 Piccadilly
M1 2DA


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