Cookie Consent by

Twin English Centres Blog

Check out our blog for fun articles, student reviews, informative pieces and more!


Best Christmas Markets in London

Dec 04, 2023

Looking to get in to the Christmas spirit? Check out our five favourite Christmas Markets in London!


English Language Proficiency Exams

Nov 24, 2023

Not sure what IELTS is all about? Wondering if you should take a TOEIC exam? We break down three of the most common English Language Proficiency exams in our new blog!


How to use Dublin Public Transport: Buses

Jul 06, 2023

Our step-by-step guide to a stress-free bus journey in Dublin !


How to use Dublin Public Transport: Trams

Jun 28, 2023

Our guide to a stress-free Luas trip in Dublin 


10 English Phrases You Didn't Know Originate from Shakespeare

Jun 23, 2023

Learn some new English expressions from William Shakespeare


Irish Dishes you Need to Try In Dublin

Jun 21, 2023

Our guide to must-try meals in Dublin, from traditional Irish dishes to modern fusion food!


Dublin on a Budget

Jun 02, 2023

Exploring the Irish capital doesn't need to cost a fortune. Here are some of our top tips on having a great and affordable time in Dublin!


Getting into Oxbridge: 5 Tips for International Students

May 24, 2023

Studying at Oxford or Cambridge is a dream for many, but getting there can be hard work! We have 5 great tips to help your application...


What to See in Dublin if You Like Books

May 15, 2023

If you love reading, don't miss these amazing spots in Dublin!


London on a Budget - Affordable Activities You Can't Miss!

May 05, 2023

Looking for something to do in London, but don't want to break the bank? We've got you covered with some affordable activities you shouldn't miss out on!


What are New Year’s Resolutions, and Where do They Come From?

Jan 05, 2023

Learn about the history and customs of New Years' Resolutions around the English-speaking world.


4 Facts you Didn't Know About Eastbourne

Oct 17, 2022

Want to know more about the sunniest town in the UK? We go over 4 facts you probably didn't know about Eastbourne in this blog


Where These Place Names Come From

Sep 12, 2022

Learn about the long histories and origins of the names of the locations of our three English Centres - London, Dublin, and Eastbourne


5 English Idioms, and What They Really Mean

Aug 16, 2022

Ever wonder why British people say such strange things? Check out this blog about common idioms and what they mean.


5 Free Museums and Galleries in Dublin

Aug 08, 2022

Check out these great spots to be entertained and educated in Dublin that don't cost a thing!


4 Fun Activities in Eastbourne

Jul 29, 2022

Check out a few of our top picks for fun places to visit in and around Eastbourne!


Hill of Tara and Trim Castle

Jul 22, 2022

Read about these two incredible Irish historical landmarks an hour away from Dublin.


6 Must-See Free Museums and Galleries in London

Jul 20, 2022

Visit some of London's greatest cultural hubs with these free-entry museums and galleries.


5 Facts About Eastbourne

Jul 14, 2022

Find out five of our favourite facts about the sunny seaside town of Eastbourne. 


4 Ways to Navigate Dublin Airport

Jul 05, 2022

Don't be intimidated by the maze that is Dublin Airport. Find out our top tips to make your way around once you land!


London Summer 2022 Activities

Jun 27, 2022

Check out what attractions we think are most exciting this summer in London!


Iryna's teaching experience

Jun 22, 2022

We interviewed one of our newest teachers in the Dublin English Centre, find out about her experiences with joining Twin this year.


Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Jun 01, 2022

This long weekend is a celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Check out what's happening over the holiday!


7 Fun Facts About Ireland

Apr 29, 2022

Learn a few iconic historical and cultural facts about Ireland!


Dotting the Is and Crossing the Es

Apr 14, 2022

English is full of different rules for spelling, and a lot of exceptions to those rules. This old spelling rhyme should hopefully help you learn how to spell words with Es and Is in them.


Why Study English in the UK?

Apr 12, 2022

Are you unsure about whether studying English in the UK is right for you? Check out these reasons why we think it's a great next move!


Study English with Bildungsurlaub

Mar 29, 2022

Each year, German employees are eligibile for Bildungsurlaub (Educational Leave). This year, we've been added to the list of approved institutions! Find out everything you need to know about Bildungsurlaub here.


How to learn the difference between much and many

Dec 12, 2021

A quick and easy description of the differences between much & many for english language learners. 


What to do when you're feeling homesick

Feb 25, 2020

Studying English in a different country is life-changing experience. But after a while you can start missing home. This blog has some delicious examples that will bring the taste of home to you - no matter which of our centres you study at.  


10 Tips for the perfect English pronunciation

Dec 04, 2019

Do you want to ace your pronunciation skills? Get on the right track today and learn our 10 top tips, as well as having the opportunity to join our conversation classes!




Top 4 preparation tips for IELTS students

Dec 10, 2018

Are you thinking about studying English and taking the IELTS exam? Check out how you can improve your writing, listening, speaking and reading skills with our top tips for IELTS students.


Learn how to say "yes" and "no" in 50 different languages

Dec 05, 2018

Practise your language skills by learning common phrases for 50 different languages. Learn how to say yes and no in 50 languages!


What is Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night and why do people celebrate it?

Nov 05, 2018

Learn about the history of Guy Fawkes and why people in the UK celebrate Bonfire Night.


9 animal idioms that you need to know

Oct 10, 2018

Did you know that a copycat is someone who copies you, such as your behaviour or words? Find out what more animal idioms mean in this blog!


16 body idioms that you need to know

Oct 10, 2018

Learn these 16 body related idioms and what they mean


The 5 best translation apps for learning English

Sep 10, 2018

Download these top 5 translating apps on your phone or tablet and learn, practise or improve your English language skills.


What is a homophone?

Jul 30, 2018

Do you know what a homophone is and how to use them? Find out more in our blog!


10 important phrases for learning English

Jul 09, 2018

Learn these essential 10 English phrases to help you kick-start your English language learning journey. 


Learn how to say "Goodbye" in 50 different languages

Jul 09, 2018

Practise your language skills by learning common phrases for 50 different languages. Learn how to say goodbye in 50 languages!


10 facts about the English language that you didn't know

Jul 04, 2018

Whilst you are learning English at our school, you might not learn about these interesting facts about the English language... but they are definitely worth knowing and impressing your friends with! 


Top 4 travel apps for London

Jun 25, 2018

Discover the best travel apps to help you get around London, whilst you are studying English at our London English Centre.


5 castles in the UK that you should stay in

Jun 11, 2018

Recently, there's been a lot of activity from the royals; the birth of Prince Louis (Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child), the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and just last weekend it was the Queen's birthday! So why not indulge in pretending you are royalty? 


Difficult words that ESL learners struggle to spell

May 30, 2018

Are you an ESL student who struggles to spell these commonly misspelt English words? Don't worry, you aren't alone. Check out our useful spelling guide to help you remember how to spell these words.


Spelling rules: Doubling up

May 21, 2018

Improve your English by learning this very important English spelling rule.


Spelling rules: Adding 'es'

May 09, 2018

Improve your English by learning this very important English spelling rule.


5 hidden historic places in London that you didn't know about

May 07, 2018

Most people don't know about these amazing historic places in London. Whilst you are in the UK make sure you take some time to look down at a buried street in the city centre, visit a churchyard where life and death comes together in St Pancras and a burnt out church turned into a beautiful public garden near The Tower of London.


Fun festivals this May Bank holiday

May 02, 2018

Fill your May Bank holiday with these fun and exciting events that are happening just outside of London!


Plays you must see on Shakespeare Day

Apr 23, 2018

Find out how you can celebrate National Shakespeare Day this year.


International Day of Monuments and Sights

Apr 18, 2018

Take a well deserved break from studying English and celebrate International Day of Monuments and Sites, by exploring these famous London monuments.


Spelling rules: Changing 'y' to 'ies'

Apr 16, 2018

Improve your English by learning this very important English spelling rule.


7 traditional British dishes you need to try

Apr 09, 2018

Looking for something new to try? Maybe you want to embrace British culture? Have you tried these 7 delicious traditional British dishes?


16 clothing related idioms you need to know

Apr 04, 2018

Learn these 16 clothing related idioms and see if you can use them in your daily conversations at our English schools!


World Theatre Day: The Best Plays in London

Mar 26, 2018

Celebrate World Theatre Day at the offical event in Paris, or why not do something closer to home, London has many plays and/or musicals that everyone will love.


World Poetry Day

Mar 21, 2018

Why not try writing your own poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day? Find out how to write a limerick, a couplet, a haiku or an acrostic poem now.


International Ask a Question Day

Mar 14, 2018

To celebrate International Ask a Question Day why not ask someone a question that you really want to know the answer to?


14 drink idioms

Mar 12, 2018

Check out these 14 drink related idioms and see how many you can use in your daily conversations.


The origins of Mother’s day

Mar 05, 2018

Find out about Mother's Day and how people around the world celebrate this day throughout the year.


Learn to say 'Hello' in 50 languages

Feb 21, 2018

To celebrate International Mother Language Day, why not learn how to say hello in 50 different languages?


How to use London transport: using the bus

Feb 14, 2018

Follow our step-by-step guide for beginners on how to use London's buses.


Where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day in Greenwich

Feb 07, 2018

Discover where you and your loved one can go for Valentine's Day in Greenwich. 


15 idioms you can use when studying English

Jan 31, 2018

Learn what these 15 idioms mean and use these expressions when you are studying English at Twin!


How to use London transport: using the Thames clippers boats

Jan 22, 2018

Follow our step-by-step guide for beginners on how to use London's Thames Clipper boats


Brighten up your January in London

Jan 17, 2018

Are your days dark and dull? Then don't miss out on the chance to brighten up your January with Lumiere London artwork displays that are dotted around the city.


How to use London transport: using the DLR

Jan 15, 2018

Follow our step-by-step guide for beginners on how to use London's DLR


How to use London transport: using the tube

Jan 10, 2018

Follow our step-by-step guide for beginners on how to use London's underground 


12 unmissable annual London events

Dec 22, 2017

With the year coming to a close, we thought we'd look ahead at exciting events that will be happening next year. Make sure you attend some of these unmissable events in London!


5 Christmas markets you should visit this year

Dec 18, 2017

Discover which five Christmas markets you should check out this winter in London


The best hot chocolate winter warmers

Dec 14, 2017

There's a crisp kind of cold to the air (as in it is freezing cold!) so we've compiled a list of the ultimate hot chocolates to keep you warm this winter. 


5 cities to visit outside of London

Dec 06, 2017

Discover which 5 cities outside of London you need to explore whilst you are in the UK.


7 fun things to do in London this week

Nov 23, 2017

Discover our top 7 things to do this week in London (and over the Christmas period)!


Why do we wear the poppy?

Nov 13, 2017

At this time of year you'll often see people wearing poppies on their jackets. Find out what this means to the people of Britain. 


Our top picks - things to do in the sun

Jul 19, 2016

When the sun is shining, the UK is truly a remarkable place. There are so many things that you can do that are far more exciting when the weather is good. Check out some of our top picks!


Eastbourne - the UK's sunniest place to study

Jul 14, 2016

Eastbourne is becoming more and more popular for international students. Here at Twin, we also think that it is a great place to come and study. Read our latest blog post to find out why. 


Things to do in London this summer

Jul 06, 2016

When you choose to study at our school on London, you will never be short of exciting things to see and do. Here is a run down of our top 5 things to see and do this summer in London.


EU 'Brexit' - a special message

Jun 24, 2016

Are you an EU citizen and you are thinking of studying in the UK? Then you're probably wondering what the EU referendum means for you. Don't worry, you have come to the right place.


British vs American English spellings

Jun 22, 2016

At Twin, we compared the spelling of many words in British and American English. Check out our findings and an analysis of some of the differences in spelling rules against those of our friends across the pond. 


‘Hiya’ - one mystery word out of a hundred which I needed to discover

May 25, 2016

Our English Plus+ Work Experience student, Verena, talks about her time at Twin. She studied General English at our school in London for one week before carrying out her internship with our marketing and work experience teams. 


Common English Phrases in London

May 17, 2016

The English language can be hard enough to learn without all the day-to-day idioms and slang used in the UK... This blog will explain some of the most common, and hopefully make your stay in the UK that little bit easier.