English Student Profile – Murilo

Murilo Lopes

English Student Profile – Murilo Name: Murilo Lopes Age: 39 Occupation: Set designer / Tattoo artist Home Country: Brazilian English Course: GE15 / GE20, 7 weeks Murilo joined us in Manchester to improve his English at the end of November 2022. Murilo has a fascinating life back at home in Brazil. Murilo works as a […]

English Idioms and Expressions

Fish out of water idiom

What is an English idiom? An idiom is a group of words, or an expression, which has a different meaning than the words do on their own. So an expression or phrase may seem to be about one thing, but it’s actually about something completely different. You won’t necessarily be able to understand the meaning […]

Have Yourself a Merry Manchester Christmas!

mince pies

Manchester is a magical place to spend Christmas. There are so many festive things to see and do. And because our English school remains open over the festive period (apart from national holidays) it is the perfect time to experience a Manchester Christmas and learn English! Here is our complete guide to having a Merry […]

<strong>Your First Day at an English School</strong>

Travelling to a new country to learn English is very exciting. But, doing something new can be scary. Meeting new people, visiting a new place, it can make anyone feel nervous. That is completely natural. Your first day at school may feel like a big deal. But, here at IH Manchester we want to make […]

English + Cycling

English + Cycling

Innovative English language school, International House Manchester, are venturing into the world of cycling as they launch an English language + Cycling academy programme for cyclists aged from 16 years.    The course will see aspirational young cyclists from around the world combine English language classes with professional cycling coaching. All cycling coaching will be provided […]

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 […]