Palais Garnier, Opéra national de Paris

Bournemouth: Britain’s best beaches

This coastal city is often overlooked, but Bournemouth has a lot to offer – not least its weather. It experiences more daily hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, as well as fewer rainy days. Besides this, Bournemouth offers extensive coastline and an interesting centre packed with diverse attractions for you to enjoy during your immersive English experience.

Read on to find out what you can see and do in this city and why Bournemouth might just be the perfect place for your English course!

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What surprised me about England

Sunset over LondonHi, my name is Dennis and I have lived in England for 4 months now. I am from Germany, and want to give you an insight into what has surprised me during my stay. While some of these surprises might seem to be rather small and insignificant, I think that these small things contribute to your experience and give you the perfect immersion in a country. Plus, they are always a great start for a conversation!

This is a list of all the things that baffled me, made me happy, or even a bit mad. Enjoy!

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College city: Cambridge

Internationally known and respected for its colleges, Cambridge has built up quite the reputation as an academic centre. But it wouldn’t be fair to say that Cambridge has nothing else on offer besides its schooling. While the University’s college buildings are truly stunning and will definitely fill your heart with awe, there is much more to see and do in this famous English city.

If you want to know more about this national treasure, read more and find out why Cambridge might just be the right place for you to learn English, have fun, and find out more about the culture of England.

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Portsmouth – the UK island’s island city

Portsmouth is an island port city situated on Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire, England. Confused? Luckily we have included a picture. The city’s rich history has been influenced by its association with the sea and its proximity to London and mainland Europe. The Romans were the first to appreciate the sheltered natural harbour at Portsmouth – they used it as a strategic base when fighting pirates in the English Channel. As you might already know, it later became the home of the Royal Navy.

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Liverpool

This Northern city became world-famous thanks to its major part in the Industrial Revolution. The 18th century saw Liverpool’s population explode as people flocked to the city to work, and the 19th century cemented its place as one of the world’s most important ports. In the 20th century Liverpool set the scene to become the capital of pop, while the 21st century saw it finally honoured as a European Capital of Culture.

If you come to Liverpool to learn English, chances are that you will meet a Scouser or two. Scousers (aka Liverpudlians) are known for their friendliness, their distinctive accent, and their passion for life, music, and football. Read more…

Manchester – the city of opportunities

Close your eyes and think about Manchester.

One of the first things that probably springs to mind is football. This city hosts one of the most successful football clubs in the world – no other English football club that has won more league titles than Manchester United. Count Manchester City in as well and you’ll feel like you’re a kid in a sweet shop. Which game shall I visit? Which stadium will be next on my list? Where do I taste the infamous atmosphere of English stadiums? Read more…

A touristy weekend in London!

There are a lot of major cities in the UK but none is greater than London. The UK’s capital, London is more than just a big metropolis. It is truly unique and depending who you talk to, one of the most important cities in the world. London can be described as a country of its own, not only because of its massive size but because of the many different people and cultures that call this place their home. You can also call it home if you study English at one of our fantastic central London language schools!

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Manchester – a weekend in warehouse city

Manchester – a powerhouse of the industrial revolution in the UK and England’s second city. When people think of England they often just think of London, one of the best known cities in the world. However, after this you have Manchester.

Some dispute its second city status when compared with Birmingham. However, Manchester is without doubt one the of the most important and popular cities in the United Kingdom. A beta to London’s alpha world city status.

There is an incredibly large variety of things to do in the large English metropolis of Manchester. It really has something for everyone and is also England’s second most visited city.

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10 incredible things to do in London

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great day! Today, we are back with a new blog post, this time, about 10 incredible things to do in London, England.

We have chosen some of our favourite not-so-touristy places in the capital to keep you busy like a Londoner.

Perhaps these recommendations will also inspire you to take an English course at one of our language schools in London!

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English in Liverpool – Friday – my last day

Start reading about my time in Liverpool from Day 1.

Following on from my Thursday post, my last day on an English course in Liverpool has arrived. I am reluctant to say I am sad, as it seems impossible to be sad in Liverpool!

As expected, the last English classes I had were amazing. The day before we talked about reading so, naturally, that Friday we talked about cinema!  Read more…