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Showing Posts 1 to 9 of 9 in Category: Month: March 2016
Interviews with the team: Jay talks to us about English food

Interviews with the team: Jay talks to us about English food

Jay Sokolova, Accommodation & Welfare Officer at ESOE, is originally from Latvia but has been living in Eastbourne for 8 years. Jay talks to us about English food: "When I first came to the UK I didn’t know much about English food. I originally come from Latvia, a country where we eat a lot of soups, salads, smoked meat and fish. There is also a wide selection of cheese, bread and cakes. Our first trip to the supermarket was interesting! Even though I couldn’t find the foods I am... Read More
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Top TEN websites for studying English

Top TEN websites for studying English

The internet is full of websites for studying English but which ones are the most useful? Janice, Assistant Academic Director at ELC Brighton, lists her Top 10 sites to help you practise and improve your English. 1.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish This site focuses on presenting authentic and up-to-date current affairs, with vocabulary support and quizzes to check your understanding and help you to read newspapers and watch the news on TV. Lower Intermediate (CEFR B1) to Advanced (CE... Read More
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Testimonial from Swiss French student, Isabel

Testimonial from Swiss French student, Isabel

Testimonial from Swiss French student, Isabel "Prenez votre courage à deux mains et osez partir à l’étranger apprendre une autre langue. C’est un choix que vous ne regretterez pas et vous vous en souviendrez toute votre vie. Je suis partie 6 mois à Eastbourne où j’ai vécu une expérience inoubliable. C'est une petite ville calme mais à la fois formidable. Il y a plein de petits bars, des discothèques, et un magnifiqu... Read More
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Top Tips for Cambridge speaking exams

Top Tips for Cambridge speaking exams

Nervous about your English speaking exam? Wondering how you can get a good score? To help you, we asked our team of experienced exam teachers, many of whom are also oral examiners, for their top tips:  1. Give a positive first impression to the examiner  Smile! Have ‘open’, positive body language Speak up! Relax! Speak clearly! 2. Try to show the examiner what you know  Avoid short, uncommunicative answers Don’t just say ‘yes’ or ‘no&rsq... Read More
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Tags: cambridge | exam | fce | ielts | tips

Meet the team: Andrea, Accommodation Officer

Andrea, Accommodation & Welfare Officer at ELC Brighton, is originally from the United States but has lived in England for many years. Here, she talks about some of the differences she noticed when she first came to the UK. I was born and raised in the Midwest of America.  When I was 20yrs old (in my second year of University) I decided to study abroad for six months and live with a host family.  I chose England because I was fascinated by London as a city and was listening to a lo... Read More
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Tags: brighton | staff
Interviews with the team: Maxine talks to us about Eastbourne and Sussex

Interviews with the team: Maxine talks to us about Eastbourne and Sussex

Maxine is Administration Assistant at ESOE and is very often the first person that people have contact with as she deals with bookings and registration. “I was born and bred in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. My family and I moved to England 7 years ago. It was a big change moving from South Africa but we chose the sunshine coast of England: Eastbourne Eastbourne is a lovely coastal town situated in the South of England. I find it a very safe town and I feel a much greater security than in ... Read More
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Interviews with the team: Keren talks to us about being a homestay provider

Interviews with the team: Keren talks to us about being a homestay provider

Keren works as administration assistant here at Eastbourne School of English. She is often one of the first people that students meet when they arrive at the school, and she is in charge of organising our Fifty Plus social programmes. Keren is also a host mum and talks about why she enjoys the experience. "I love being a host mum and we have been a host family for 7 years. I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do for yourself, your family and the students. I certainly don’t d... Read More
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Meet the team: ELC Brighton appoint new Head of Teacher Training

Ed Russell has joined ELC Brighton as the new Head of Teacher Training.  He has nearly 15 years' experience as a teacher, teacher trainer, academic manager, conference speaker, assessor and published writer both in the UK and in a number of other countries including working for the British Council in Thailand, Palestine, Bulgaria and Singapore, and NILE and Pilgrims in the UK. As a teacher trainer, Ed trained as a CELTA tutor and has significant experience of teaching and tra... Read More
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Teacher Katherine passes DELTA with merit

Teacher Katherine passes DELTA with merit

Eastbourne School of English is a not-for-profit educational charity that champions the highest standards in English language teaching. In order to achieve these high standards ESOE supports the continuing personal and professional development of all staff in a variety of ways: we provide a monthly Teacher Development Programme of workshops/talks we actively encourage and sponsor teachers to participate in some of the many workshops and conferences organised outside ESO... Read More
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Showing Posts 1 to 9 of 9 in Category: Month: March 2016