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Notting Hill Carnival

23/08/2016

At the end of August, Britain has something called a bank holiday Monday. This means that most people get Monday off work and can enjoy a lovely, long weekend. Two million of those people will descend on a smart West London borough called Notting Hill for Europe’s biggest street party: the Notting Hill Carnival.

Summer in London

11/08/2016

Summer in London. The sun shining in a bright blue sky. After-work drinks spill out onto London’s pavements and people have smiles on their faces. Beer gardens are filled with drinking people, parks are filled with sunbathing bodies and the Underground becomes a mobile sauna. Summer in London!

Cheaper London

19/07/2016

“London tops list of most expensive cities.” “London named world’s most expensive city to live and work.” “London overtakes Hong Kong as world’s most expensive city.”

We’ve all read headlines like these and while it is certainly true, London IS an expensive city (sometimes it can feel like breathing London’s air costs money!) there are lots of ways you can have a less expensive experience!

The Queen And London

22/06/2016

She’s one of the most famous women in the world, photographed on countless occasions. She has attended glittering functions surrounded by the most famous people in the world. She has been visited by presidents, prime ministers and world leaders. Her face is one of the most recognisable on the planet, known to people from Australia to Azerbaijan, from Zaire to Zimbabwe. We’re talking – of course – about Kim Kardashian.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

08/06/2016

Between 27th June and 10th July, 35,000 people will visit a small corner of South West London for the world’s oldest and most famous tennis tournament: Wimbledon. Considered the most prestigious of the Grand Slam tournaments, the All England Tennis Club first held its championship in 1877 and from its humble beginnings with just 200 spectators (who paid a shilling each to watch the games; that’s about £50 in today’s money) the tournament today is world-famous and crowds flock to it.

English language mistakes of French speakers

Common French-Speaker Mistakes in English, and How to Avoid Them or Fixing Franglais

19/04/2016

Advice from our English trainer, Emily Kerr:

Do you feel you may be making the same grammar and vocabulary mistakes in English again and again? There are a number of very common mistakes that French speakers make when they speak English.

Today we meet one of our students, Penda who took our English for University course

15/03/2016

Today we meet one of our students, Penda, who studied on our English for Academic Purposes course called ‘English for University’ and who is now studying a Masters in International Management with Marketing at Roehampton University.

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

How to succeed in the CAE exam speaking paper

10/03/2016

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English shows that your ability to use English is at an advanced level. The CAE certificate is valuable for your international professional career and studies abroad. Therefore, we have created an overview of the different parts in the CAE exam.

Today we meet one of our students, Angie who took our English for University course

11/02/2016

Today we meet one of our students, Angie from South Korea, who took our English for Academic Purposes course called ‘English for University’ and is now studying on the International Pre-Masters Programme at King’s College, London, before progressing to an MA in Child Study at King’s College, London.

The 5 most used legal terms in English

10/02/2016

The English legal system is a common law system mainly based on decisions from previous cases. This means that it is different from that of many other countries, which are based on specific legal codes. However, English is increasingly the language of international law and contracts, just as it is of business.

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