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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Black History Month

EEC Team | 8th November 2021

Express English College is proud to support Black History Month throughout October in the UK. British history has overlooked the narratives and achievements of Black Britons for too long, particularly […]

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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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Online Social Interaction as one of the best ways of improving vocabulary, listening and speaking skills during lockdown

EEC Team | 8th April 2021

If you ask any fluent speaker how they have mastered their English-speaking skills, the most common answer would be practice as much as possible outside of the class.  We are not […]

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7 Tips for a Tip-Top CV

EEC Team | 26th March 2021

By Robert Lewis – ELT Teacher Writing your CV can be a tough task that can seem to take forever, but by employing a few common writing skills, you’ll get […]

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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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British Folklore

EEC Team | 2nd March 2021

Folklore is an essential part of any culture. If we think about Britain, legends like Robin Hood, King Arthur or the Loch Ness monster come to mind. The EEC team […]

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How people celebrate Valentine’s day in the UK

EEC Team | 18th February 2021

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) Elizabeth Barrett Browning – 1806-1861 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and […]

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Manchester- Capital of Football

EEC Team | 1st February 2021

What does the word Manchester mean to you?  There can only be one answer. Manchester means football. In the Red half of town is the most successful club in the […]

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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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The Benefits of Learning a Language in the Host Country

EEC Team | 12th January 2021

There are no limits to learning a language. Language Immersion programs are beneficial for learners of all ages and provide a more authentic experience of language learning than any other […]

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Why is English Difficult?

EEC Team | 16th December 2020

Here are some reasons why English can be problematic for speakers of other languages. It’s a question I have often been asked as a teacher over the last 20 years. […]

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British Christmas Traditions

EEC Team | 13th December 2020

Christmas day is around the corner, carols are being played out loud all over the city and children have started to write their Christmas letter for gifts to Father Christmas. […]

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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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10 Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary

EEC Team | 23rd November 2020

by Carol Norbury       Here at Express English College Manchester we want you to improve all areas of English. How can you improve your vocabulary? Firstly, let’s consider […]

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What is the best thing about coming to live in the UK from another country?

EEC Team | 17th November 2020

At EEC we are proud to share our knowledge of British culture, history and lifestyle with our students. If we had to explain why the UK is an ideal destination […]

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Why Manchester and not London?

Here at EEC we would like to give you first-hand information about living in Manchester and what makes it a better choice than London if you are looking for a  […]

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English Courses in Manchester-

EEC Team | 12th November 2020

Why is student teacher rapport important? I think if we are in a relaxed, supportive environment, we learn better. Therefore we are not afraid of experimenting or making mistakes. The […]

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Bonfire Night

EEC Team | 6th November 2020

At Express English College we think that learning a language goes beyond grammar writing and phonetics. We are certain about the direct impact on the learning process of understanding the […]

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Autumn in Manchester

EEC Team | 3rd November 2020

Now that the  chilly days are coming, EEC would like to give you some ideas to get the most out of your free time if you are new to the […]

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