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The Cream Tea debate - The London School of English

The Cream Tea Debate


What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of British food? Fish and Chips? Roast Beef? Shepherd’s Pie? Chances are, you probably don’t think of one of Britain’s quaintest treats: The Cream Tea. It may well be unfamiliar to many people outside the UK, but to the British it is almost an institution. In this week’s post, my best friend at the school, Jen takes a knife to this most traditional of British treats, and the controversy that surrounds just how you are supposed to eat it!

Categories: British Culture, The London School of English

Three reasons why English spelling is confusing

Three reasons why English spelling is confusing


In this week’s post, Akiko takes a look at the common problems associated with spelling in English, and reveals that these problems may run much deeper than you might expect.

Categories: British Culture, General Language Talk, Language and Learning

Top 5 Places To Eat Near Westcroft Square

Top 5 Places To Eat Near Westcroft Square


Our Westcroft Square centre is located in leafy Stamford Brook, with a variety of local businesses and great places to eat in the area. Lunch is included in the price of all of our courses, but if you’re looking for something to eat in the evening or at the weekend, here are our top 5 places to grab a bite to eat for a reasonable price - all within a 2 minute walk of the school.

Categories: London, British Culture

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From Brazinglish to English, part 2


In the second part of our two-part blog on common Brazilian errors, Laura points out five more common errors that Brazilians often make. If you remember, Laura spent a week in Belo Horizonte teaching our International Business English course. You can read the first part of her post here. Read on for the second part.

Categories: Foreign Travel, General Language Talk, The London School of English, British Culture

From Brazinglish to English, part 1

From Brazinglish to English, part 1


Earlier this year, Laura was fortunate enough to spend a week in Belo Horizonte in Brazil to teach our International Business Communication course. Not only was it Laura’s first time in Brazil but also in South America full stop, so you can imagine how excited she was! In the first of two blog posts, Laura shares some of her knowledge on the common errors that Brazilian English speakers make, otherwise known as Brazinglish.

Categories: British Culture, Foreign Travel, Language and Learning, The London School of English

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show


Do you believe in luck? Today, one of our trainers, Mary will share a story about how her luck changed!

Categories: London, General Language Talk, British Culture

Running a Marathon

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

IATEFL Diary Part 2

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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Easter Weekend in London


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.

Categories: London, British Culture

NY Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions


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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