Covid 19 Home Testing Manchester

Covid-19 testing for language students

Covid-19 testing in Manchester As part of our safety updates we want to answer some important questions you may have about travelling and studying English…

IELTS exam Writing Task 2 topics

IELTS exam Writing Task 2 – Topics If you are preparing to take the IELTS exam you might be wondering which topics to research, especially…

Teacher’s quick tips

Hi, I’m Jamie and I teach English here at The Essential English Centre. At the moment I’m teaching a wonderful group of intermediate students from…

Cambridge C1 Advanced exam

Pronunciation in English: our tips and advice!

This week, General English and IELTS teacher Ben offers some valuable information about pronunciation. Why study pronunciation? When most students are asked what the biggest…

IELTS Exam Manchester

IELTS Exam Advice

Are you preparing to take the IELTS exam?   Here are 3 quick tips to help you get a higher IELTS band score.   Get…

Advice for learning English

Learning English – Quick Tips!

1. Speak English outside of the class as much as possible Don’t be afraid to speak as much as you can. It doesn’t matter if…

How can I learn to speak English?

Learning English as an adult can seem a daunting task. Whether you already have some knowledge of English, or even if you are a complete…

Manchester the only British city to be named in New York Times’ ‘Top Places to Visit in 2015’

Manchester is a thriving, exciting international city, and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for visitors every year. This was highlighted in January 2015, becoming…

IELTS and Trinity College London to be sole approved providers of Secure English Language Testing for UK Visas

From April 6th 2015, for visa applications in which the applicant should prove a minimum level of English, Trinity College London and IELTS will be…