Improve your English Writing

Improve your English Writing

Hamood, a recent Omani student of IH Manchester, made great progress in his writing skills.  In this interview he talks about his experience, how he feels about his improvement, and gives some tips on how to improve your writing.  Academic writing can be difficult, especially under time pressure such as in an exam. There are […]

Liverpool Day Trip

Liverpool Day Trip

Manchester is perfectly situated to be able to visit lots of other places in the North of England in a day.  A Liverpool day trip should be top of your list! Liverpool is easily accessible from Manchester, a train journey taking less than an hour and costing less than £10.00 (as per 24th Feb […]

International Food Party

Claire IH Manchester International food Party

Food is such an ice breaker, isn’t it? Who doesn’t love chatting about their home town and sharing their favourite recipes with something tasty in their hand? This is why the “International Food Party” social at our Manchester school is always a favourite with students and staff alike. Isn’t it a wonderful thing to […]

Using a Learner’s Dictionary

Using a learner dictionary

This week’s blog talks about how to make the most from using a learner dictionary. What do you usually do when you come across a word that you don’t understand in English? For most people, the answer to that question is ‘open Google translate’ or some other kind of translation software. Translation can certainly be […]

7 Tips for Effective Language Learning

7 tips for effective language learning

Here we would like to share with you some easy tips for effective language learning! Just dive in! If you are considering learning a new language, just give it a go! You’ll probably be surprised, it’s much easier to get started than you think! The time you spend wondering if you can do it, or […]

What is IELTS?

IELTS jigsaw

I’m sure you will have heard of IELTS, but what exactly is IELTS? Do you need to take an IELTS exam?  How will it help you progress with your studies or career?  This blog will hopefully help you to understand IELTS a little better. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.  It is a […]

Top English Beaches to Visit near International House Schools (UK and Ireland)

top british beaches

Explore the top British beaches! Whilst England is not known for its amazing weather, when we do get sunshine, where better place to visit than the beach! England has a vast collection of different beaches, some pebbly and some sand but all of them a wonderful day trip to take whilst you’re visiting the UK, […]

Settling into Manchester: 7 ways to experience British Culture

settling into Manchester

When it comes to settling into Manchester,  there are many different ways to experience British culture whilst you are here. Manchester is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country and a great place to experience some British culture. From traditional art galleries to grand British libraries, Manchester has it all. 1. The […]

Afflecks, Northern Quarter Manchester


Affleck’s Palace is a quirky, little traders market set in the heart of the Northern Quarter Manchester. It’s a hidden gem to someone unfamiliar with Manchester, boasting a fun and creative space as well as numerous wacky, wonderful trinkets and even a barbers inside! Whilst the inside consists of multiple of these fabulous businesses, the […]

Amazing Day Trips From Manchester

amazing day trips from Manchester

Manchester is an amazing city with a huge amount to see and do. But another benefit of studying here is that Manchester is perfectly positioned to explore lots of the UK! From our location in the northwest of England you can easy visit other cities and destinations – and be back in a day!During this […]