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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…

Surviving Greek Week

Greek – or, for that matter, any language with a different ethnography – is notoriously difficult for speakers whose native or most-commonly-used language utilises the Latin alphabet (for those who aren’t familiar: that’s your ABCs, as opposed to your АБВs).

Though quite au fait with other European languages, and having been bilingual since the age of 5, our travel-blogger Jo Franco definitely learned this the hard way!

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Kiev – the mother of Russian cities

What if you could learn a language that spoken is by the same amount of native people as French (75.9 million) and German (78.1 million) combined?

This language is spoken from the western borders of Kalinigrad to the far eastern borders of Vladivostok and has over 166 million native speakers! Moreover, if you add the 100 million non-native speakers, this beautiful language – Russian – is spoken by over 250 million people worldwide!

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Shut Up and Go to Vienna!

Schonbrunn-Vienna-AustriaJust a week after his partner-in-crime Jo Franco visits Athens, Shut Up and Go travel-blogger Damon Dominique will be heading to another of Europe’s capital cities – Vienna – to sample some art and culture and develop his knowledge of the German language. Dubbed both the City of Music and the City of Dreams, Vienna has held the top spot for ‘most liveable city’ on Mercer’s Quality of Living survey for 9 years running!

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Shut Up and Go to Athens!

Athens Acropolis by nightThis August, travel-blogger Jo Franco from Shut Up and Go sets her sights on Athens, the cradle of western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy – and home to our Greek-language school!

Our partners over at the Greek school will be helping her to tell her epsilons from her omicrons and giving her a foundation in a language with a history spanning more than 34 centuries.

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Leaving the beach at Viareggio to explore Pietrasanta

If you plan to visit Viareggio this summer, and fancy a change from the beach, I would definitely recommend that you make time to visit the nearby town of Pietrasanta. The Italian province of Lucca seems to have it all: Rolling Tuscan hills, beautiful beaches on an incredible coast line, where you’ll also find the carnival town of Viareggio (home to our beautiful Italian language school) and last but not least, Pietrasanta, with its pristine medieval buildings, and fascinating art history.

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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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Exile to Elba!

Spring is round the corner. The days are getting warmer and people are starting to think of their summer holidays. Want a productive summer break on an enchanting island? Then take an Italian language course in amazing Elba!

For those of you who are not familiar, Elba is a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy. Elba is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 50 kilometres east of the French Island of Corsica. It’s the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia and the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago.

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Frankfurt – Germany’s financial capital

Hello everyone! Today, we are back with a new blog post, this time, about Frankfurt, Germany.

“Mainhattan” is one of Frankfurt’s famous nicknames. Derived from its full name Frankfurt am Main, the Main is a river. The connection to Manhattan is due to the skyline of the banking quarter, which is unique in Germany.

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