Top tips for students studying in Manchester

06 January, 2017
Char Willis-Jones

Studying English in Manchester offers you a great opportunity to learn the language in a native setting. A lot of evidence suggests that independent learning plays an important role in language acquisition. This means that, whilst attending classes and completing homework are both important, you can learn language faster and more accurately by exploring outside of the classroom too.

Coast to coast: The best places to visit in Canada

20 December, 2016
James Burt

Some people think the best places to visit in Canada are its natural forests or tundra areas, but Canada has become a multi-faceted place for travellers in all of its urban, rural, and natural locations.

Just going from the West to East coast, there are some key places to visit. Here are just a few.

Language learning and the brain

15 December, 2016
Char Willis-Jones

Have you ever wondered why learning a new language becomes more of a challenge as we get older? Tiny babies seem to learn how to speak without even trying, whilst as adults, we struggle with new forms of grammar, vocabulary and writing. It turns out that humans are hardwired for language learning, but our brains both help and hinder the process.

6 ways to improve your writing skills for IELTS

12 December, 2016
Marissa Venn

Many people struggle with the IELTS exam, it’s well-known for being tough, and will test anyone’s language abilities to the limit. For a lot of people, the writing part of the test can be the most stressful, but don’t worry, we have some top tips for anyone who might be finding it tough.

How do I make friends with Canadians?

06 December, 2016
Marissa Venn

A common issue for students in Canada, especially long-term students, is that they have trouble meeting and making friends with Canadians. In this blog series, we offer some advice on how to break the barriers and start talking to Canadians.

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