Student Art Reviews Manchester Gallery

art review by ih Manchester

Earlier in the summer some of our students visited the Manchester Gallery. They went to look at the works of art and write art reviews as part of a class project.  Their reviews where so amazing we wanted to share them. Review of The Shadow of Death by Iris Crisostomo Lira The Shadow of Death […]

What do you think of when you think of the UK?

What do you think of when you think of the UK (2)

During class we asked some of our students what they thought of when they thought of the UK. They wrote their thoughts on the white board and it was fascinating to see and hear the connections they made with the UK! We wanted to share what our students thought and why these things are so […]

Learn English in Manchester City Centre

Canal Street

When choosing an English school you want to be in a great location. Because IH Manchester is situated right in the centre of Manchester there are so many things to see and do right on your doorstep! It is the best way to experience the city, feel its heartbeat and immerse yourself in the local […]

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 […]

Do you want to Improve your English For Speaking?

improve your English for speaking

It’s frustrating , isn’t it, when you know lots of English but find speaking English difficult?  Do you feel nervous when speaking English or anxious that you might get it wrong?  It is completely normal to feel that way! Everyone feels the same.  It’s very brave of you to learn a new language. You may […]

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 www.thetrainline.com 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? https://youtu.be/04S5zl8dYXs 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 […]