Express English College Blog

Our Express English College blogs are designed to give you a warm introduction to life at the college and a flavour of what is on offer in the lively city of Manchester. Manchester is world renowned for its eclectic style and vibrant character. With so much to see and do here it is a great environment to immerse yourself in English. The blog also covers a range of interesting English language topics and grammar points, alongside a few British culture and context tidbits!

We Are Green

EEC Team | 27th April 2022

Express English College has received some excellent news to kick off the academic year. The college has been accredited by Green Standard Schools as an environmentally friendly language learning school! […]

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Fresh and green afternoon in Fletcher Moss

EEC Team | 25th June 2021

Last Wednesday our students Sara and Kyle visited the beautiful and blossoming botanical gardens of Manchester with their EEC Charlotte.  It is an ideal place for running, a family picnic […]

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Manchester Science and Industry Museum Visit

EEC Team | 21st June 2021

Last Wednesday we visited Manchester Science and Industry Museum (MOSI). The Science and Industry Museum is located in the city centre. It hosts the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station […]

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Would you like a piece of cake?

EEC Team | 15th June 2021

The expression ‘a piece of cake’ means that something is easy to achieve. For example, sending a text message is a piece of cake. After reading the word cake, we […]

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Harry Potter destinations in the UK

EEC Team | 8th June 2021

Are you a Harry potter fan? While you study at EEC you can use your free time at weekends to visit these amazing spots, some of them UNESCO Worldwide Heritage […]

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Spring and Summer British recipes for a perfect picnic or barbecue

EEC Team | 20th May 2021

The weather is getting better and sunnier so a picnic or a bbq on a park or at home seems perfect weekend plan! The sun is shining and you just […]

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Manchester Earth Day

Josh Bonnick | 6th May 2021

By Robert Lewis, ELT teacher. Earth Day is an international event in April that aims to highlight the impact that humans have on the environment and how we can reduce […]

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Why is Grammar So Difficult?

EEC Team | 29th April 2021

By Robert Lewis, ELT Teacher The Example of Conditional Sentences This week the students at EEC were, as usual working hard to understand a tricky area of English grammar:  conditional […]

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EEC’s Roundup of the Latest Football News

EEC Team | 22nd April 2021

Since the beginning of the current season, there have been many complaints about how odd and boring the season has been due to Covid-19 restrictions and consequences. But now, all […]

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Mother’s Day in the UK

EEC Team | 12th March 2021

This Sunday, March 14, is Mothers’ Day in the UK, also sometimes called ‘Mothering Sunday’. Traditionally British people will visit their mothers, or if that’s not possible, send them a […]

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Government Covid-19 update

EEC Team | 10th March 2021

  Dear Students, Spring is around the corner and at Express English College here in Manchester we feel full of energy to continue doing what we do best, offering high quality […]

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Tips to improve online learning

EEC Team | 15th January 2021

  At Express English College, we have been busy developing our online offering. Our specially crafted online lessons help you to develop English language skills with a focus on functional […]

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How to improve your writing for Academic IELTS task 1

EEC Team | 8th December 2020

Familiarise yourself with the task and the time limit. Time management is very important when taking any kind of exam. What are the examiners looking for? Find examples of model […]

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How can I improve my English?

EEC Team | 3rd December 2020

30 ways to improve your English level Ditch the smartphone. Ask someone directions instead of using google maps. Talk to a native speaker! Be responsible for your own learning. Stop […]

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Top 10 Apps for Studying English

EEC Team | 30th November 2020

How Technology has Changed English Language Learning by Carol Norbury When I was a language student studying Spanish at school my main tools were a Collins Gem dictionary, a small […]

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