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This year I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out on MOOCs – that’s Massive Open Online Courses, on which thousands of students worldwide can enrol. I think if you’re a higher level learner, or thinking of going to university in an English-speaking country, these can really help your listening skills, plus you’ll learn something interesting along the way. Read on to find out what to do!
So, you've doubtless seen a lot of American TV shows. They are so well known. Friends, The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory; the list goes on and on. However, what you be a touch less familiar with is British TV. So, Jon thought it might be useful to give you some information about some of the best (and best known) shows from the UK.
I’ve been an avid runner for many years, completing marathons and half-marathons, 10km and 5km races. I try to run regularly, even when I’m away from home or on holiday. I love the feeling I get from running and the camaraderie among the runners in the big events. So when I heard about a fun run that had been organised especially for language schools, I had to get involved.
There are a number of ways in which the performance of an organisation such as The London School of English can be measured. Robert tells you how the performance of a school can be measured.
Last week the annual IATEFL conference took place in Liverpool. Several trainers from the London School of English participated in the event and over the coming days and weeks we’ll each be giving our impressions of the conference and the city.
Categories: Language and Learning
This post is written by guest blogger and English Language Trainer Michael Brooman.
In the process of study it can be easy to overlook the real reason for learning a second language and the purpose of language itself. Unless they intend to become a linguist or grammarian, people primarily learn English to improve their ability to communicate.
As you may or may not know, it’s Easter next weekend and for many people in the UK, including those at the London School of English, it means a few days off work.
We have bank holidays on Good Friday (29th March) and Easter Monday (1st April) so it’s a 4 day weekend and the school is closed except for a few individual tuition classes.
So, once you’ve prepared for your topic by doing plenty of reading and listening (in and out of class) you should be ready to write your essay. Below is some advice concerning grammar, plagiarism and critical thinking.
Categories: Course Specific Talk