Our language talk page is for you to enjoy using to help build your vocabulary, skills and knowledge.  Subscribe to the blog and receive interesting and varied articles about the English language, British culture and what's going on in London. Read our Language Tips and pass them on to friends and colleagues, they're full of useful points.

Slow down!


This week, guest blogger Robert Nurden looks at whether or not English people really ‘speak so fast.’ Many students say: “English people speak so fast. I can never understand them.” In fact, English is one of the slowest languages. On average, native speakers use 150 syllables a minute. But Spanish people go along at an amazing 300 syllables a minute. Japanese is another fast language. Mandarin is probably the slowest.

We 'wish' you a Merry Christmas


As it’s nearly Christmas, we thought we’d give you a grammar gift - the basic uses of 'wish'! Wish is a word you will hear a lot at this time of year as people want to offer other people positive feelings for the festive season.

The London School of English - Blog

Decluttering: How to get an extra 60 minutes in your day


What would you do if you had an extra hour in your day? How would you spend it? Perhaps you would use it to improve your English. We often hear our students say that there isn’t enough time in the day to learn English, even on one of our intensive courses. In this week’s post, Laura reviews a book a book called ‘How to save an hour every day’ by Michael Heppell, which promises to give you that extra hour a day back.

the London School of English - Top 5 pubs near Westcroft Square

Top 5 pubs near our Westcroft Square centre


A few weeks ago on the blog, our Courses Manager Ben recommended some of the best places to eat near our Westcroft Square centre. In this week’s blog post, he’s taking a look at the local pubs with his top tips for the best place to have a drink and socialise near our Westcroft Square centre. So, if you fancy a swift half or a little tipple, check out the boozers below!

The London School of English - 10 reasons

10 things to consider when selecting a language school in London


Choosing the right language school isn’t easy! London in particular has a wide range of language schools. At times, it’s difficult to know where to start. Here are our top 10 things to consider when choosing your next course.

The Other London


In this week’s post, our guest writer Robert takes us on a tour of some the more unusual sights of our nation’s capital. Robert is a journalist by trade, and has been teaching at the school for the last four years.

Everything you need to know about Cambridge exams 2 – FCE and CAE


With our final FCE and CAE courses of the year starting next month, we decided to look at some useful tips and hints for students planning on taking one of our exam courses. Our trainer Laura shares her insights into teaching FCE and CAE and gives us the lowdown on getting the most out of your course.

The London School of English BEC exams

Everything you need to know about Cambridge exams 1 – BEC Vantage and BEC Higher


In this week’s post, we interviewed our Courses Manager Ben about the Cambridge Business English Certificate exams. With our next preparation courses starting soon, we thought that this was the perfect time to pick his brains!

Top 4 tips to handle job interviews in English


One of the most daunting experiences for any speaker of English as a foreign language is the job interview. In this week’s post, our Managing Director Hauke Tallon shares his thoughts on this most dreaded of tasks, and offers four simple tips to help you perform better.

Applying to university in the UK - Four things international students need to know!


Every September, many of our former students start their university course in the UK. We are always sad to say goodbye to them as they start the next stage of their education, but we are very proud of their achievement and wish them the very best of luck for the future.

Categories: Course Specific Talk, The London School of English

Watch Our Videos

Language tips and blog

Use our Language Talk page to help build your vocabulary, skills and knowledge.

Language talk

Our accreditations and memberships:

In London and Canterbury:

In London: