Traditional English Christmas Food

Just like with any important day, food plays a big part of British culture at Christmas. Here are a few important examples: Roast Turkey - the classic dish! It needs to be cooked in an oven for quite a long time. Brussel Sprouts - a…

Oktoberfest!

This festival has its origins in Munich, Germany, where it was initially a celebration of a royal wedding between Kind Ludwig and his bride, Princess Theresa. It is now an incredibly popular event in Bavaria, and involves fairground rides, amusements…

Studying English in Leeds

Why study English in Leeds? Apart from being one of the biggest cities in England, without being as expensive as the others, like Manchester and London, there are many other aspects to Leeds that make it ideal for studying English abroad! Transport…

General Election

You may have heard on the news that there’s going to be a general election soon in this country - the current Prime Minister, the leader of the government, has called for a vote to let the people of the U.K. decide who they want in their local…

Halloween!

This special day has its origins in the culture of the people that lived in Western Europe, mainly the UK and Ireland, 2,000 years ago! These people, the Celts, celebrated the end of the summer period and the start of the cold, wet winter that…

Exploring Bonfire Night

We've spent last Friday afternoon discovering the origins of Bonfire Night with our students. The film on show was The Gunpowder Plot, and we explored why Robert Catesby, a 44-year-old gentleman, planned to blow up Parliament and kill the…