5 Things English language students notice when they study English in Northern Ireland When students come to the UK, they notice the differences between their country and here. They wonder about some of the “strange” things we do here. In this article, I will try to explain why we do what we do and […]
English language courses are here to stay – Chinese is a long way off! Why is it so important to be able to speak and understand English? As the world is becoming more globalised, people are travelling huge distances for both business and pleasure. But it is not only that. With ever-more sophisticated telecommunications we […]
Intensive English courses are not just more hours of class time When choosing to study English, a group setting can offer many advantages to the learners and to the teacher as well. Although many language schools promote one-to-one classes, classroom settings also offer many benefits to the students such as: more speaking time amongst classmates, […]
Pros and cons of a one to one English course? Studying English one-to-one offers many advantages to the student as well as the teacher. Not only does the student have the opportunity to practice and speak more but they also have the chance to ask more questions based on his/her understanding of the language and […]
The long list of international words, especially from English, will make any English language course that bit easier. Your English teachers will probably be surprised at the number of words that come from your language and form part of general English usage. Somebody once said to me “if you know a word in another language, […]
Are Study Trips Really Useful?? Yes! Here’s why. As trainee teachers, we learn about the concept of inclusivity, which is a bit of a buzz word in modern day education. It involves the method of teaching each of your students with consideration of their individual style of learning. So what is a style […]
Live with a family and learn English – explained. Living with a family can be a great way to learn English. However, when you live with a family you should remember that you have paid for a room and some meals and not an English language course. You receive your classes at the academy.
A homestay course is not staying with a family! Will a family have any interest in you learning English when you know you are only paying for a room and some food? It is staying in the home of your teacher and taking your classes in the same place. This means you will be able […]