Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Why learn English in London?

London is one of the most popular destinations in the world to learn English and it’s not hard to see why. With a deep history, classic Victorian architecture, country manors, parks, attractions, and spectacular urban views across the Thames, this modern multicultural city has something to suit everyone.

Despite somehow remaining intrinsically British, London boasts a diverse community, with a wide range of different languages spoken amongst residents. This makes the city an interesting and accepting place for students learning English in London. British language schools also give students the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who, like them, have ventured to England to improve their language skills. 

London is easy to navigate and outside of class students often find themselves spoilt for choice. Famed for a range of tourist attractions, world-class restaurants, theatres, bars, pubs, galleries and much, much more, the majority of students find the city a very exciting place to live. Most UK language schools also offer a monthly social programme, so that students can explore the city with their classmates. London also has plenty of discounts for students and those on a budget can easily find inexpensive ways to keep themselves entertained.

The majority of English schools in London are of a very high standard and are a sure-fire way to ensure that you receive the best possible language training. Most language schools also offer student accommodation, so that you can stay close to the school and enjoy less-expensive lodgings that normal rental properties in the city.

Overall, international language students in London tend to have a rewarding experience, improving their English and gaining independence by living abroad. Many also agree that London is one of the best cities in the world to learn English. What do you think?

Monday, June 03, 2013

Exploring London - For English Students

Exploring places of interest in London and throughout the UK is a great way to help improve your English language skills, especially if you make an effort to interact with locals. With this being said, we have found some original London attractions for those of you looking for something a little bit different in the capital. So, why not gather your friends together and get out and about in the city? Here are some unique tourist spots that we think you might like...

1. Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising – Portobello Road, Notting Hill

A great destination for those who have an interest in advertising or commercial branding, this museum contacts an array of packs, posters and products. There is also an interesting area full of old English toys, and the museum is a great way to while away a rainy afternoon in the city.

2. Soho Secret Tea Room – above Coach & Horses Pub – Greek Street

Tucked away above a pub, Soho Secret Tea Rooms is a great destination for those wanting a relaxing and traditionally British afternoon. This classic English tea room is decorated in 1940’s style and offers a wide selection of tea, mini sandwiches, cakes, scones and more homemade delights.

3. Chislehurst Caves
With easy access from Lewisham via London Bridge, Chislehurst Caves is a beautiful maze of underground passageways. You can listen to a guided tour while wandering through the caves - good for learning English and lots of fun at the same time!

4. London's unique cinemas

As well as reading, watching films and television is a fun way to help improve your English. So, why not plan a night out with you friends in one of the capital's original cinemas? There are plenty to choose from. For example, Electric Cinema in Notting Hill features giant sofas for the ultimate in relaxation, The Aubin Cinema in Shoreditch has comfy velvet chairs plus a bar, and the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square encourages the audience to sing-along to musicals! 

So, that concludes our list of interesting places to visit while you study English in London. Have fun exploring and don't forget to use your new English language skills as much as possible!