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Mar 07, 2017 · Posted by blc

Email is an essential tool for business communications, but poorly written business emails by non native English speakers can cause tension and confusion in the workplace.

Feb 03, 2017 · Posted by blc

Practical tips and advice to help you improve you English language pronunciation, one of the hardest elements of learning English as a foreign language,

Jun 28, 2016 · Posted by blc
Brexit: How will it affect your plans to study in the UK?

Having had the weekend to reflect on the vote, the initial impact and what it means for the longer term, we felt that it would be helpful to provide some assurance and guidance for those of you who are thinking of coming to the UK to study English. - Nothing has or will change for at least 2 years for European students wishing to study here in the UK.

Dec 01, 2015 · Posted by Laurag

Exams are just around the corner and after attending lessons and paying attention on class, it's your time to make the extra effort and give some time at home to study properly and revise what you have been taught at school. Here 5 tips that can help you to make the most of your study time: Be…

Oct 27, 2015 · Posted by Laurag

English students often find it difficult to understand native speakers, sometimes because the English learned in classrooms and textbooks is different from how people speak in real life.  The use of slang, not strictly following grammar rules, or simply not using certain combinations of words in the same way as in their own language, could be some of the many reasons why English learners might have…

Oct 21, 2015 · Posted by charlotte

Now that you have decided that the next step in your English language learning journey is to spend some time in the UK, the next decision would be where to live? Choosing the right place to live could make a big difference to your experience. Here some tips to choose the best option for you:    You are looking for complete immersion in the British culture: Your…

Sep 01, 2015 · Posted by charlotte

How can I improve my writing in 5 easy steps? Write regularly! It is much better to practise for 10 minutes everyday than just one writing task every few weeks. You could write a diary, write sentences or even write short stories! Try to write things that are relevant to what you need your writing skills for. Learn your top five mistakes…

Aug 11, 2015 · Posted by charlotte

This past weekend, one of the most iconic festivals in Bristol took place; The Balloon Fiesta. This year, the biggest hot-air balloon event in Europe held its 37th edition and, during the 4 days that it lasted, attracted more than 500,000 members of the public to see more than 130 balloon teams participate. The good weather probably helped this year’s festival to be considered…

Feb 16, 2015 · Posted by charlotte

What I love about Bristol is that every time you have a walk around you probably will find a new and awesome place. But sometimes there are places that you miss if you haven’t been to visit in a while. Here is the selection of these special places for me; my top 5: 1. St Nicholas Market:  This market is a must if you are in the city centre. Established in XVIII century,…

Jan 22, 2015 · Posted by charlotte

Best opportunity to speak and practice English When students live in home stay accommodation, there is no other option but to speak English! We always encourage our students to speak as much English as possible with their hosts whether it be telling them about their day or getting to know them over dinner in the evenings. Enjoy a British experience By…

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