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All about the CEFR

All about the CEFR

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a scale for measuring the language level of language learners. Find out all about it, including: the CEFR levels chart and level descriptions; Who uses the CEFR and why; how our class levels and IELTS levels relate to the CEFR levels; and how long is usually takes to increase your level.

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Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night

Have you seen a lot of fireworks in the last few days? Are you wondering why? The 5th of November is Bonfire Night in the UK. We also call it "Guy Fawkes Night". It's a lot of fun, but it has a dark history. Find out about Bonfire Night and the story of Guy Fawkes in this blog post for English learners at intermediate level and above.

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How the LondonSchool Trust supports Jellyfish Theatre

How the LondonSchool Trust supports Jellyfish Theatre

The London School Trust is a charitable trust that supports multinational and cross-cultural understanding through educational and artistic activities. One of those activities is Jellyfish Theatre, a theatre company run by Sarah Simpson, who is a trainer at the London School of English. Jellyfish Theatre makes funny, accessible theatre for children and their families. Read this interview to find out more.

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A Brief History of Halloween (intermediate)

A Brief History of Halloween (intermediate)

What a spooky picture! It must be Halloween. Hundreds of years ago, people in the UK celebrated Halloween too. Find out about the history of Halloween, and learn some useful vocabulary to describe some very spooky things in this short history of Halloween for Intermediate level English learners.

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The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween

Light the pumpkin lanterns and put your witch costume on - it's almost Halloween! Did you know that some of these fun activities actually have a very long (and rather spooky) history? Find out about the history of Halloween in this blog post for Upper Intermediate-Advanced English learners.

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