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Strategies for IELTS

Strategies for IELTS

Tip number eight is to develop strategies for IELTS. Now this is mainly for the reading section of the exam and remember there are 11 different task types in the reading. That means 11 different styles of questions that they might ask you in the reading section of the...

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Taking notes IELTS

Taking notes IELTS

This week Jospeh talks you throught the process of successfully taking notes for your IELTS exam. “As you might guess this is mostly for the listening section of the exam. During the listening section you have to listen to the recording and you can only listen once....

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Think About IELTS Structure

Think About IELTS Structure

This week Academic Manager, Joseph, has some key tips about structuring your answers during your IELTS exam. Now this is mainly for the writing section of the exam. Planning is really really important. I used to work with an IELTS examiner who said she...

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How to Manage Your Time during an IELTS Exam

How to Manage Your Time during an IELTS Exam

Manage Your Time during an IELTS Exam In this blog Joseph, IH Manchester Academic Manager, will help you to think about how to manage your time during your IELTS exam. Managing your time is very important in the exam. There is not much time you have, only...

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Practise English

Practise English

Practise English This week Academic Manager, Joseph, has some key tips about becoming a better English learner. This is very important if you are studying towards your IELTS exam or just learning a new language. Tip number four is about practicing and...

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IELTS Vocabulary

IELTS Vocabulary

Academic Manager, Joseph Baker, shares more tips for IELTS success! Tip number three is about learning IELTS vocabulary. If you learn a wide range vocabulary this will help you for all parts of the exam. There are various word lists out there. We suggest...

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Study English, Not Just The IELTS Exam

Study English, Not Just The IELTS Exam

Academic Manager, Joseph Baker, is back in this blog to share more top tips for IELTS exam success. In order to get a high score you need to have a high level of English so you need to study English as well as knowing the exam. It’s better to have good...

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Know The IELTS Exam

Know The IELTS Exam

In this blog IH Manchester Academic Manager, Joseph Baker, will share some top tips for IELTS exam success with you. First let's think about why you need to know about the IELTS exam. If you know what you're expected to do in the exam that means you can do...

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Book Your English Course with Confidence

Book Your English Course with Confidence

These days it’s difficult to plan ahead. The Covid crisis can unsettle students and parents. Students rightly ask: “What if I book an English course, but then I get sick or my country locks down and stops all flights?” We all need peace of mind right now. You need to...

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Your English language progression guaranteed

Your English language progression guaranteed

Choosing an English language school is a big decision. There are lots of schools to choose from. You want to be sure that you choose the best English lessons. It is an important choice that has a big impact on your future. You need to choose well.The risk...

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English Online and In School

English Online and In School

It has been a difficult year for international students, the pandemic has interrupted many student's studies. But not here at IH Manchester. We were able to offer English online in before school was required to close. IH Manchester student Redha joined us...

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How IH Manchester Moved Forward During Lockdown

How IH Manchester Moved Forward During Lockdown

This year has been a challenge for everyone in many different ways. Here Director Peter talks about how we managed lockdown here at IH Manchester and how we are moving forward into the 'new normal'. “I think that the first thing that we have to...

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Everyone Can Be a Language Student!

Everyone Can Be a Language Student!

Last night it was my turn to be a language student! I took a Spanish language class in the beautiful Playa Del Carmen area of Mexico. Except I didn’t leave my desk. I was offered the opportunity to improve my Spanish in an online class by my colleagues at IH Riviera...

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Live Webinar – Most Common Errors When Learning English

Live Webinar – Most Common Errors When Learning English

Working closely with partners is the best strategy in these challenging times. Together we are stronger and together we can achieve much more. What are the most common errors when learning English? IH Manchester Assistant Director of Studies, Marie Pepper, delivered a...

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IH Manchester Back to School!

IH Manchester Back to School!

Back to School - with Julie, our Accommodation and Welfare Officer As we prepare to return to school no-one has been busier than our fantastic Accommodation and Welfare Officer, Julie Battesti. Julie plays a key role in the IH Manchester team looking after our...

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Hybrid English Classes

Hybrid English Classes

What are Hybrid English classes? Whilst throwing the whole world into turmoil, the Covid pandemic has also facilitated some truly innovative developments. Undeniably this crisis has also caused untold damage, but we mustn’t ignore the fact that in many...

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IH Manchester and RefuAid

IH Manchester and RefuAid

Everyone here at IH Manchester is passionate about helping students to be able to communicate in the wider world and connect with the people around them. Language shouldn’t be a barrier, it should bring people together. RefuAid is a charity that helps...

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Our Phased Return to School

Our Phased Return to School

It is so exciting to get back to school! The senior management team are already back in school, making sure that it is safe for our staff’s return. When we started to plan how best to return and start working in school, rather than from home, it soon...

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How to Get the Most Out of Online Learning

How to Get the Most Out of Online Learning

Dedicated study space It doesn’t need to be a home office! But if you can find a calm and peaceful space that you can dedicate to studying it will really help. If possible, make it separate to where you relax - it may be tempting to lie on the sofa while attending...

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Karate For Self Defence Event

Karate For Self Defence Event

We are thrilled to be offering a karate for self defence workshop this week as part of social programme, we will be joined by Jane who will be leading the session. Jane started taking karate classes 7 years ago. Initially she had taken her children to karate twice a...

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Together In One Voice in Manchester!

Together In One Voice in Manchester!

“We need to feel connected because it’s community that’s going to get us through these crazy times.” Tim Booth, from the band James. Last night the people of Manchester left their houses and apartments and took part in a mass singalong, “Together in One...

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Not Just English Lessons!

Not Just English Lessons!

At IH Manchester it's not just English lessons you get when you book a course with us. There is so much more included with every course. We want to support your learning even after lessons finish for the day. Take a look at the video below to see a little...

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The New IH Manchester Catch Up News Show!

The New IH Manchester Catch Up News Show!

IH Manchester have launched their new regular online Catch Up Show! In the first week Emma and Pete have a chat about the new online social and online live music as well as what they are doing in their spare time during lockdown. Find out more about IH...

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Happy 18th Birthday Neddie!

Happy 18th Birthday Neddie!

Neddie is an IHM student player from Australia. When the lockdown started, Neddie decided to stay in Manchester with his homestay hosts. He has been continuing his BTEC studies online and following Director of Football, Mick Brennan’s regular motivational...

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IH Manchester’s Online Social Programme

IH Manchester’s Online Social Programme

There has never been a more important time than now to stay connected with each other. That is why IH Manchester are offering their students a full online social programme to compliment their English lessons. Social activities give students the chance to socialise...

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Keep Your Study Abroad Dreams Alive!

Keep Your Study Abroad Dreams Alive!

It has been a strange and worrying time for everyone. But it won't last forever. We will get back to normal life and a better time for everyone. You don't have to cancel your plans, just put them on hold for a little while. If you were planning to travel...

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Top Tips For IELTS Exam

Top Tips For IELTS Exam

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work in environments where English is used as a language of communication. IELTS provide an accurate assessment of the four...

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New Online IELTS Indicator Test Launched

New Online IELTS Indicator Test Launched

IELTS has just launched the brand new "IELTS Indicator". This is an online exam for students who cannot take the IELTS test at an IELTS test centre due to the current  Coronavirus restrictions. Cambridge Assessment English are the test provider and they say that the...

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Online English Explainer Video

Online English Explainer Video

As the popularity of IH Manchester's virtual classroom online learning increases, we thought it was a great idea to provide a short "explainer" video that illustrates exactly how we teach. The video shows how our teachers can promote communicative interaction between...

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Global Online Timetable & FREE Online Lesson Offer

Global Online Timetable & FREE Online Lesson Offer

Back in early February, IH Manchester were watching events unfold in Italy and monitoring how their IHWO colleagues at IH Palermo were reacting. It was evident that the Sicilian school was incredibly busy gearing up to offer online lessons, in the light of school...

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Students And Agents Endorse IH Manchester Online Classes

Students And Agents Endorse IH Manchester Online Classes

“Everything goes really well.” Alicia, 20, Italy. Interactive online classes, in a virtual Zoom classroom, led by our regular IH Manchester teachers are proving to be a great hit with our students. At IH Manchester our academic team were ahead of the game and already...

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Competition time!! EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!

Competition time!! EVERYONE IS A WINNER!!

Facebook and Instagram Competition - Win a free GE15 Course with IH Manchester At a time when it has never been more important to bring people together (online of course!) we didn't want to pick just one winner for our competition to win a free...

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Welcome to IH Manchester Online!

Welcome to IH Manchester Online!

The Birth of IH Manchester Online Back in January we all started to see news stories of Wuhan in China. It was a little bit concerning to see empty streets and so many new hospitals being built. But, it all seemed so far away, didn’t it? Surely this thing would never...

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How to Practise English Outside of Class

How to Practise English Outside of Class

How do you practise English outside of class? With schools closing their doors temporarily all around the world, online learning is quickly replacing face to face lessons. At IH Manchester we asked some of our students what advice they would give other students about...

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Top Tips to be a Successful Online Student

Top Tips to be a Successful Online Student

These tips will hopefully help you to become a more successful online student! 1. Make sure you have everything you need before your lesson Is your phone/laptop charged? Do you have a notebook and pen to take notes if needed? Grab a drink and get comfortable! 2....

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Tours of Manchester

Tours of Manchester

Why not make the most of your time with IH Manchester by getting to know our amazing city a bit better? A great way to do this is to take an organised tour, there are plenty of options available, a walking tour organsied by the Manchester Tourist Board, sightseeing...

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Homestay Accommodation

Homestay Accommodation

If you are thinking of taking an English language course with IH Manchester you might be considering which type of accommodation will be best for you.  Homestay offers a great opportunity to stay with a carefully selected homestay host in the...

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5 tips from successful IELTS students

5 tips from successful IELTS students

One of our students recently achieved an excellent IELTS score of 7.0 following his course with us. We spoke to Giuseppe and he shared his top tips for IELTS success: Read as much as possible “I have tried to read books and articles that interest me more...

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Student Feedback at IHM

Student Feedback at IHM

We were very sad to see Alex leave at the end of his course! Here is his student feedback: "I believe that education brings people together, regardless of colour, religion, sex, tendency or political opinion, in addition to being the driving force of human evolution....

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Good bye Mariana!

Good bye Mariana!

Last week we said good bye to Mariana who had joined us a two week English course from Argentina. Mariana won a competition which we held during a webinar in connection with agency UK to the World. Mariana said "You make me feel like part of a great...

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Chinese New Year in Manchester

Chinese New Year in Manchester

Manchester is ready to welcome in the Year of the Rat! There are lots of fantastic things going on in Manchester to celebrate Chinese New Year, Chinatown Celebrations Chinatown - 24th - 26th January 2020 Live performances, food, stalls and funfair. The Dragon Parade...

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New Year at IH Manchester!

New Year at IH Manchester!

Here at IH Manchester we are very much looking forward to an exciting 2020! If you are thinking of taking an IELTS exam this year we can help! We specialise in IELTS preparation. We are here to make sure you are ready for your big exam day. There are more details...

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Our Favourite Things About Christmas!

Our Favourite Things About Christmas!

The IH Manchester staff have been sharing their favourite things about the festive season!  Director Mick mentions his children taking part in the Christingle service - it is WONDERFUL take a look here!

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The World’s Big Sleep Out

The World’s Big Sleep Out

Hi this is Emma from IH Manchester! Tomorrow night I am taking part in The Big Sleep Out 2019 a worldwide event raising money and awareness for homelessness throughout the world. I will be one of an expecting 50,000 people sleeping outside for the night, underneath...

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Nationality Mix 2019

Nationality Mix 2019

At IH Manchester we are proud to welcome students from all over the world! In the last year we have welcomed students from 62 countries. Take a look at our nationality mix from September 2018 - 2019! ‘Other’ includes: Colombia, Lithuania, Ecuador, Ukraine, Taiwan,...

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IH Manchester Black Friday offer!

IH Manchester Black Friday offer!

Get more in Manchester with this fantastic Black Friday offer! For a limited time only book 1 week of GE15, GE21 or GE25 and get your 2nd week of the same course absolutely free. Start your adventure with IH Manchester! Book before 5th December 2019 quoting ‘BLACK...

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Oman National Day

Oman National Day

Yesterday students and staff at IH Manchester celebrated the Oman National Day. National Day (Arabic: اليوم الوطني العماني, alyawm alwataniu aleumaniu) is an official holiday in the Sultanate of Oman and the main one in the country. The holiday currently celebrates...

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Christmas Markets Arrive in Manchester

Christmas Markets Arrive in Manchester

The wonderful Christmas markets have returned to Manchester once again. Over 300 fabulously festive stalls and chalets are at several locations in the city centre and the markets are free for all to visit. The markets offer a wide range of gifts, jewellery, clothes,...

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Manchester Monster Invasion!

Manchester Monster Invasion!

The monsters of Manchester have returned this year for the Halloween season! Giant inflatable monsters are taking over the rooftops of landmark buildings across the city. The monsters can be seen at the following locations: Manchester Arndale, Selfridges, House of...

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Students Enjoy Language Swap

Students Enjoy Language Swap

IH Manchester students enjoyed a language swap session in school giving them the opportunity to share their language! IH Manchester hold a variety of social activities in school aiming to bring students together 🙂 Find out more about our social programme

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IH Manchester Student Review

IH Manchester Student Review

We were delighted to have Portuguese student Aida join us in school for two weeks. Here Aida speaks about her time at school on her final day.   Watch Aida's video! Aida says "I enjoyed everything, the staff, the lessons, I'm sure that I won't forget these past...

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Volunteer Aurelie Joins the Team!

Volunteer Aurelie Joins the Team!

We are very happy to welcome volunteer Aurelie to the IH Manchester team! Aurelie says "I would like to thank John for giving me the opportunity to work here at IH Manchester as a Volunteer. It is a welcoming and warm language school in which I immediately felt at...

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Welcome Emilie!

Welcome Emilie!

A very warm welcome to our new student volunteer Emilie! Emilie joins us from the beautiful island of Reunion located in the Indian ocean. We are delighted to have Emilie volunteering and studying with us.

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New Year, New School!

New Year, New School!

We Are So Excited To Be Moving! Exciting news as International House Manchester moves into brand new school premises in Manchester city centre! As IH Manchester has continued to grow, we have noticed the need for some extra space and improved facilities....

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