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Running a Marathon


A few weeks ago, on October 29th, Daragh ran the Dublin Marathon again. He did it last year - his first ever marathon -and whereas his main goal then was just to finish in one piece, this year his aim was to improve on his finishing time of 4 hours and 9 minutes – so you can imagine how thrilled he was to finish in 3:47.59- a 21-minute improvement on last year!

Categories: British Culture

An English Sub-Editor

The Mysterious Job of Sub-Editor


I’d like to tell you about some mysterious people who have a huge effect on us all, but about whom we know very little: sub-editors.

Categories: News Stories


Making the most of your time at university


This September many of our former students will be starting university in the UK. Akiko Ferris, our Marketing Manager, spoke to Rosie Ganne, our University Relations Manager, to share her experience of studying as an international student at a British university.

Categories: The London School of English


Kitchen Confidential


This week our head chef Lukasz Wojnarowicz shares his thoughts on working for LSE; British and Polish cuisine; and the best places to eat in London.

Categories: The London School of English

Do a MOOC!


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!

Jon's Telly blog


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.

London School of English trainers Richard Mcneff and Douglas Williams at IATEFL 2013

IATEFL Diary Part 3


In part thee of our IATEFL diary, one of our trainers Richard tells you about his experiences at the conference!

Categories: Language and Learning, The London School of English

From L-R: Andy, Mary, Karen, Lukasz, Brenda, Daragh

The Quality English Oxford Fun Run


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.

Categories: News Stories, The London School of English

Winner of the Business English UK award for Excellence in Business English - Ed Pegg

London School Of English Grabs Top Teaching Award


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.

Categories: Business, The London School of English

IATEFL Diary Part 2


In part two of our IATEFL diary, one of our trainers Douglas tells you about his experiences of running a workshop and gives you a few insights into the city of Liverpool.

Categories: British Culture, Language and Learning

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