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Online or face-to-face? Learning English today.

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At the beginning of this month, the annual meeting of the great and good in the English-teaching profession took place at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The London School of English was represented by five members of staff who spoke on a wide range of topics. Those trainers will be sharing their ideas and thoughts on the blog in the coming weeks. In this week’s post, Andy reflects on his experiences in Harrogate.

Categories: Language and Learning, The London School of English, Learning Through Technology

Learn English in London

Learn English in London


The London School of English often uses the great city we are in as a classroom, with trips to various museums, galleries and areas of interest. In this week’s post, our trainer Mini tells us about her experience of a recent lesson with her Intensive General English class in Soho, one of London’s most exciting areas.

Categories: Foreign Travel, Language and Learning, Learning Through Technology, London

Learning with Chocolate!

Learning with Chocolate!


Grammar, listening and vocabulary exercises are not the only ways to improve your English. Far from it! Chocolate can play its part too. In this week's post, one of our trainers Kate talks about her recent Young Business English course.

Categories: Course Specific Talk, Language and Learning, Learning Through Technology

BC Olympics

iPhone English: Sports World


With the Olympic Games right around the corner, we’re continuing our series of posts related to the big event. This week, it’s time to brush up on your vocabulary and knowledge of the big event as we take a quick look at the latest app from The British Council, themed entirely around the games.

Categories: Learning Through Technology


iPhone English: English Grammar in Use


In the latest post in our on-going series on learning through technology, this week we’re taking a look at the new English Grammar in Use app, one of the most recognisable English language learning titles out there.

Categories: Learning Through Technology

pron app

iPhone English: Sounds Pronunciation App


As part of our continuing review of smart phone technology, here is another useful application for learning English pronunciation.

Categories: Learning Through Technology

NY Times

iPhone English: The New York Times


In our ongoing series on using your iPhone to learn English, this week we're looking at The New York Times Learning English iPhone app. The New York Times is one of the most famous and popular daily newspapers in the world, and their app is designed to help you to improve your vocabulary and reading.

Categories: Learning Through Technology


iPhone English: Streetmuseum


I've been away from the blog for a few weeks for reasons which I will write about another time. But for this week's post, I'm starting a new series on useful iPhone applications to help you improve your English and make the most out of your time in London.

Categories: Learning Through Technology


Learning English with your iPhone part 5: TED


It’s time for the fifth and final part of our look at free iPhone applications for improving your English. I hope that the series has been useful for you so far and thank you to the people who have taken the time to leave comments on the posts. I’ll be back later in the year to tell you what paid apps are out there for your phone, but for today I’m going to tell you about another free app, TED.

Categories: Learning Through Technology


Learning English with your iPhone part 4: News


After last week’s fun and games, this week we’re looking at two applications which provide reading and listening practice, as well as being a valuable source of information. This week, I’m looking at news applications.

Categories: Learning Through Technology

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