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Accordez un peu de votre temps à Greenwich…

    Sur la rive sud de la Tamise, à l’Est de Londres se trouve la ville historique de Greenwich. Célèbre pour être à l’origine du Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), elle accueille l’Observatoire Royal, le National Maritime Museum, le Cutty … Continue reading

Tips for learning about English social culture in the UK

The UK is well known for its rich history, steeped in vibrant social trends and local traditions and customs. For students who arrive in the UK wishing initially to learn the language, one of the best places to start can … Continue reading

The British way of life

Notice we said British, not English. A native of Scotland, Wales, Cornwall or Northern Ireland would not enjoy being called English and there are important differences between areas, as there are between old and young, rich and poor. However, some … Continue reading

Come imparare una seconda lingua

Viviamo in un mondo globalizzato dove merci e persone si spostano di continuo da un capo all’altro del mondo. In un mondo senza barriere, la conoscenza delle lingue straniere è non solo una forza, ma soprattutto una necessità se si … Continue reading

The importance of establishing a good relationship between a host family and an international foreign student

  Life in the UK can take a little adjusting to, especially when you are used to a much different culture and climate. For overseas students, it is essential that their relationship with the host family is strong; for many … Continue reading

¿Londres o una ciudad pequeña?: dos experiencias distintas

La primera vez que fui a Londres no supe que estar de turista por tres días no me daría más que una muy vaga idea de lo que es la ciudad. Como todos los turistas, recorrí lo que llamo “el … Continue reading

Colloquial English – How to get to grips with speaking English

Using informal English will make you sound more fluent, but it has to be current (not out or date) and appropriate to the region and age group. An Iraqi acquaintance used to say something was “awesome” when he meant very … Continue reading

Days out which can maximise learning of the English language

UK culture is one of the most exciting and richly vibrant in the world, with the country’s long history and strong sense of identity. Many students come to Britain with prior knowledge about the events which have happened here and … Continue reading