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It’s that time of the year again: Wimbledon; strawberries and cream; music festivals; hay fever; deckchairs; picnics in the park; ice cream; barbecues; and, of course, sunburn. Summer in London is all of these things and more.
For many people, the correct use of grammar and a broad range of vocabulary is the be all and end all when learning English. Unfortunately, communicating effectively involves much more than the right words and tenses: accent and pronunciation play a key role.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re considering the idea of improving your standard of English. You probably know this will take effort and determination. Even so, you are willing to do it. That’s because you know it will be worthwhile. You’re right, as this blog will explain.
We recently uploaded our 100th video to our YouTube channel, a testimonial featuring a student from Brazil. The driving force behind our videos is our Marketing Manager, Akiko. In this week’s post, Akiko took time out from her busy schedule to talk to us about her video project.
In this week’s post we’re looking at the decision by the General Medical Council to revise its criteria for assessing knowledge of English amongst its members, and the implications of these changes.
In last week’s post we looked at why face-to-face learning is still relevant in education today. Still don’t believe us? Why not let our trainer Laura try to convince you with seven more reasons why studying a language in the classroom is still the smartest way.
At the beginning of this month, the annual meeting of the great and good in the English-teaching profession took place at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The London School of English was represented by five members of staff who spoke on a wide range of topics. Those trainers will be sharing their ideas and thoughts on the blog in the coming weeks. In this week’s post, Andy reflects on his experiences in Harrogate.
The London School of English often uses the great city we are in as a classroom, with trips to various museums, galleries and areas of interest. In this week’s post, our trainer Mini tells us about her experience of a recent lesson with her Intensive General English class in Soho, one of London’s most exciting areas.
In the second part of our two-part blog on common Brazilian errors, Laura points out five more common errors that Brazilians often make. If you remember, Laura spent a week in Belo Horizonte teaching our International Business English course. You can read the first part of her post here. Read on for the second part.
Earlier this year, Laura was fortunate enough to spend a week in Belo Horizonte in Brazil to teach our International Business Communication course. Not only was it Laura’s first time in Brazil but also in South America full stop, so you can imagine how excited she was! In the first of two blog posts, Laura shares some of her knowledge on the common errors that Brazilian English speakers make, otherwise known as Brazinglish.