Homestay in Manchester – Make Friends for Life While Studying!

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Homestay is an important and enriching part of study travel. It offers a unique opportunity to live as part of a family and make friends for life. Only by joining a family in the host country can you really see how its people live. And you are compelled to speak the target language from the […]

Luxury Shopping in Manchester

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By Ruoteng Meng Do you enjoy shopping? If so Manchester is definitely for you. When you are not learning English with IH Manchester why not explore luxury shopping in Manchester.Let’s talk about luxury brands and cosmetics today! Right next to Arndale shopping centre you will find Selfridges and Harvey Nichols on the same street. Selfridges […]

Manchester’s Northern Quarter

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Exploring Manchester’s Northern Quarterby Ruoteng Meng When arriving in a new city, vintage shops are always my first go-tos. I love collecting vintage jewellery and clothes, especially vintage. It’s never out of style, even after a century! And here in Manchester, there’s an area full of vintage shops, bars, and restaurants, called the Northern Quarter. […]

Manchester Museum

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A day at a Manchester Museum and Art Gallery by Ruoteng Meng There is no doubt that much of Manchester’s charm lies in its history, and the people who helped create it. 200 years ago, the Industrial Revolution started here, making Manchester the pioneer of the new generation of big industrial cities, and now it […]

Best English festivals for international students

best English Festivals

There are lots of festivals, events and holidays in the UK for international students to participate in. Some of these fall on certain days whilst others happen at some period in a particular month. Some are national holidays (in the UK we call these “bank holidays”). Here is a list of UK bank holidays for […]

Reasons to take an online English Course


There are many reasons to take an online English Course. Here are a few you may not have thought of! You can do it from the comfort of your own home. One of the most obvious benefits of learning English online is that you can do it easily from home. As long as you have […]

Where to watch the Euro 2020 Final

Where to Watch the Euro 2020 Final

Manchester is the home of football, so you can imagine the buzz in the city as the Euro 2020 tournament draws to it’s conclusion this weekend. Especially as the final will feature England!! So where can you go to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the final on Sunday? Well thankfully Manchester has lots of […]

The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Manchester

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Who doesn’t enjoy the great British tradition of afternoon tea? Let’s explore the best places for afternoon tea in Manchester! Delicate sandwiches, finger foods, cakes, pastries and treats all accompanied by a lovely cup of tea – what’s not to like? It is a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds, usually […]

Best Books to Study for IELTS

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Best Books to Study for IELTS For IELTS preparation, the most important thing is the student-teacher relationship. To succeed, students need help developing their underlying language level and they need to be shown how to do the test so that their English level is reflected in their score. They need guidance on how to do […]

IH Manchester Quarantine Package

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Some students may need to quarantine on arrival in Manchester. Currently any student arriving from countries on the amber list will need to quarantine. You can see full information on the government website about the traffic light travel lists. We want to make this as easy as possible for our students! They can quarantine at […]