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!

Bonfire Night


EEC Team | 8th November 2021

It’s a singularly unique moment in the British calendar. The smell of pungent smoke wafting through the air. An underfoot crunch of yellow leaves accompanied by the piercing wheeeee! of […]

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Halloween


EEC Team | 8th November 2021

It’s October, and that can only mean one celebration… Happy Halloween! Love it or hate it, Halloween is around the corner and will be celebrated all over the English-speaking world […]

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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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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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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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Tech spot – can you trust AI for help with your writing?


EEC Team | 15th April 2021

  By Viv Midlane, Academic  Manager. We’ve been reading this interesting article in the Economist (subscription needed). It’s about the use of artificial intelligence in apps like Grammarly. Grammarly checks […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day


EEC Team | 18th March 2021

Yesterday 17th March, was Saint Patrick’s Day. He Is the Saint Patron of Ireland. Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. When he was 16, […]

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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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English Courses in Manchester-


EEC Team | 12th November 2020

    Why is student teacher rapport important?   By Carol Norbury. I think if we are in a relaxed, supportive environment, we learn better. Therefore we are not afraid […]

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