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Will English Stop Being the Top Business Language in a Post-Brexit Europe?

Will English Stop Being the Top Business Language in a Post-Brexit Europe?

In May 2017, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, made a speech in Florence, Italy, which started in English and then switched to French. He said in English, “Slowly but surely, English is losing importance in Europe,” before switching to French, continuing, “I would like them to understand what I am saying about Europe and nations.” His stunt drew applause from the audience and attacks from the British Press, as well as drawing attention to an i... Read More
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The Definitive Guide To Academic English Language

The Definitive Guide To Academic English Language

The Definitive Guide To Academic English Language Academic Language: Definition Academic English language refers to the oral, written, auditory, and visual language used in Universities and other higher education establishments. It includes discipline-specific vocabulary, grammar, syntax and punctuation, and rhetorical conventions and devices used for specific work such as essays, papers and lab reports. When you’re studying English for academic purposes, you’ll be learning academic ... Read More
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Is Learning English Your Biggest Challenge? These 7 Tips Will Help You

Is Learning English Your Biggest Challenge? These 7 Tips Will Help You

Is Learning English Your Biggest Challenge? These 7 Tips Will Help You When you start to learn English, it can be a challenge. However, there are some great ways for you to improve your language skills and learn about the culture of England and the UK at the same time. Whether you like movies, listening to music, or reading, we have lots of ideas for you of how you can learn English and have fun at the same time. Why is learning English important? English is the official language in a large numb... Read More
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The 8 Best Things About Long Term English Study Programmes

The 8 Best Things About Long Term English Study Programmes

Long Term English Study Programme: Finding The Study Programme For You   A long-term English study programme in the UK is the best way to learn English or master your knowledge of the language whilst having an incredible life-changing experience. Not only will your language skills improve way beyond your expectations as you learn from the most experienced native speaking tutors, but you will most probably make friends for life. When you learn English as part of a long-term English study pro... Read More
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Cambridge English proficiency exam, everything you need to know

Cambridge English proficiency exam, everything you need to know

Cambridge English: Proficiency Exam   The Cambridge English: Proficiency exam is also called the CPE and more informally known as the Cambridge Proficiency. CPE originally stood for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.   The CPE is the toughest English language exam of all the Cambridge suite of exams, and if you hold this qualification it proves – according to Cambridge English - that “you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can com... Read More
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What Lady Gaga can teach you about learning English as a Second Language

What Lady Gaga can teach you about learning English as a Second Language

What Lady Gaga Can Teach You About Learning English As A Second Language   Lady Gaga, the amazing American singer, songwriter and actress, has been described as a “post-modern diva” who combines elements of Madonna, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Now that’s a pretty impressive description!  But we think Lady Gaga can also teach you something important about learning English as a second language and speaking it whilst you’re in England.   Perfect Illusion ... Read More
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Preparing for a Cambridge FCE or CAE course in England

Preparing for a Cambridge FCE or CAE course in England

How should I prepare for my Cambridge FCE/CAE course before coming to England?   A Cambridge Exam course in the UK is rewarding, satisfying, challenging, hard work and fun, all at once. If you are keen to make the most of the course and pass the exam at the end of it, you can’t start early enough! We suggest you prepare by looking at the following things before you come to England. About the structure of the exam: Have a look at the Cambridge websites to learn about the content and sh... Read More
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English Courses for Overseas Teachers: 7 Important Tips to Keep in Mind

English Courses for Overseas Teachers: 7 Important Tips to Keep in Mind

Tips Before Choosing A Teacher Training Course It’s an exciting time, you have access to Erasmus + funding, you’re looking at the wide choice available of English courses for overseas teachers. You feel ready to have an immersive experience, you know that you shouldn’t stop learning, but how do you choose? The below list of tips may provide points for you to think about, and to inform that decision 1. Reflect – think about where you are in your career and professional de... Read More
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English Teacher Training Courses: Quality Facts You Should Pay Attention To

English Teacher Training Courses: Quality Facts You Should Pay Attention To

How to identify a quality English Course for Teachers Choosing a quality English teacher training courses in England isn’t easy. Your experience should be rewarding, refreshing and leave you feeling excited to begin the new school year. Quality is a subjective and sometimes very personal thing. However, the following information might help you choose the right English Language School for you. Whether you want a Teacher Training course or an English language course for teachers, below are s... Read More
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Learning English Grammar #12 – “ie and eg”

Learning English Grammar #12 – “ie and eg”

This blog post is part of a series of posts that aim to correct common grammar mistakes in the English language. To see all the posts please visit the ELC Brighton Blog.  Learning English Grammar the easy way – “i.e. & e.g.” The final piece of grammar advice I am going to give out today is not to mix up “i.e.” and “e.g.” as the mean very different things. “i.e.” stands for the Latin phrase “id est” which means “that... Read More
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