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With Barry Flanagan: Travels through Time and Spain by Richard McNeff

10/01/2013

The TEFL industry attracts teachers who have more skills than teaching, and the London School of English has quite a few people like this. Among the staff, there are artists, musicians, lawyers, journalists, an actor, a story-teller, a comedian, a cake-maker, a singer, and a novelist. Today, Robert introduces one of our trainers, Richard's new book.

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New Year's Resolutions

08/01/2013

In this week's blog post we're taking a look at New Year's resolutions and suggesting what you can do to improve your English in the coming year.

Categories: Language and Learning, British Culture

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A Christmas story from Taiwan

21/12/2012

Christmas is traditionally a time of sharing and a time of giving. In this spirit, we would like to share a story from one of our former students from Taiwan. James, who is a 65 year old retired business man, studied Intensive General English at our Westcroft Square centre earlier in the year. When he retired, he decided to come to London for twelve weeks to learn English so that he could go home and volunteer as an English teacher in a poor area in the mountains where there is no funding for language teachers. While he was in London, James bought supplies to send home so that there was something to teach from.

Categories: The London School of English

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Long-Stay Student Consultancy

17/12/2012

Living abroad can be quite a challenge. That's why we have a Long-Stay Consultant at our Westcroft Square centre! She will advise you on how to develop your study skills, work closely with you to help maximise your language learning and be in regular contact to help you to stay focussed and motivated.

Categories: The London School of English, Language and Learning

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Join us for Christmas Jumper Day!

04/12/2012

In the UK people often get lots of presents from Father Christmas, but as the British pop sensation Cliff Richard points out in his hit single, Christmas is also “a time for giving”. Traditionally, Christmas is the season of goodwill and so who better to help than deprived children all over the world?

 

Here is a blog post written by one of our trainer Claudia.

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'Laura, what do British people think when they hear learners speak English?'

23/11/2012

The other week, one of my students asked me if it’s really funny for British people to hear all of the mistakes made by non-native speakers. Another one chipped in with an anecdote of how he’d been in the pub with a group of Brits who had seemingly made no effort to adapt their language to take account of the fact that English wasn’t his first language. I bought myself some time with the classic response ‘Hmm, that’s a really interesting question.’ However, I wasn’t lying – it is a really interesting question, one which I’ll attempt to give a multi-stranded response to this week.

Categories: Language and Learning

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50 Years of James Bond

16/11/2012

This year the James Bond franchise celebrates its 50 year anniversary with the release of the new Bond movie Skyfall, which is receiving some very positive reviews. Some people are calling it the best Bond movie ever, and it is likely to become the highest earning film of the franchise so far.

 

In this blog post one of our trainers, Luke, is going to give a brief overview of the history of the Bond franchise and then tell you what he thought of Skyfall.

Categories: British Culture

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All hail the Prezi-dent!

08/11/2012

He’s back. After one of the hardest fought Presidential elections in recent years, Barack Obama was re-elected back into the White House for four more years. How did he do it, and what does this mean for the world in general?

Categories: News Stories

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Wild London

29/10/2012

Have you ever seen any wildlife in London? There are three common species which overrun the city – they are either vermin or cute and cuddly, depending on your viewpoint!

Categories: London

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BFI London Film festival

15/10/2012

This year the BFI is hosting its 56th London Film Festival, where film fanatics can experience some Hollywood style glitz and glam, see their favourite celebrities and stay ahead of new releases.

 

Many thanks to our Guest Blogger Morag!

Categories: London

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