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The London School of English summer General English course

London is our classroom - A new makeover for our Intensive General English course this summer

25/06/2014

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.

Categories: Course Specific Talk, London

The London School of English - British Accent

How good is your British accent? How good does it need to be?

17/06/2014

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.

Categories: London, Language and Learning, General Language Talk

The London School of English - Why are you thinking about learning better English?

Why are you thinking about learning better English?

30/05/2014

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.

Categories: Language and Learning, General Language Talk, Business

The London School of English, Marketing Manager

Behind the scenes

23/05/2014

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.

Categories: General Language Talk, Language and Learning, The London School of English

The London School of English - IELTS for doctors

New IELTS score requirement for doctors in the UK – why so high?

06/05/2014

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.

Categories: Language and Learning, The London School of English, General Language Talk, Course Specific Talk

7 reasons why speaking a language is the best way to learn it

25/04/2014

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.

Categories: Language and Learning, The London School of English, General Language Talk

Online or face-to-face? Learning English today.

16/04/2014

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.

Categories: Language and Learning, The London School of English, Learning Through Technology

Learn English in London

09/04/2014

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.

Categories: Foreign Travel, Language and Learning, Learning Through Technology, London

The London School of English - Brazilinglish2

From Brazinglish to English, part 2

10/03/2014

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.

Categories: Foreign Travel, General Language Talk, The London School of English, British Culture

From Brazinglish to English, part 1

10/03/2014

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.

Categories: British Culture, Foreign Travel, Language and Learning, The London School of English

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