Happy holidays!

Hi everyone!

Happy Easter! Hope you are having a wonderful time, and getting lots of chocolate too!!!

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Now, in Euroschool we are already thinking about summer. We know that there are usually two questions entering students’ minds:

1) Does the course finish in June?

Well, the answer is NO, it doesn’t. At Euroschool we organise it so that the course books are started in October and finished in June but that doesn’t mean the course finishes. Once you have achieved the goals set by your book we have summer courses for several resons:

Firstly so that you find it easier to adapt to the new level in October

Secondly so you secure the knowledge you have gained

and finally so that you don’t start again in October after three months of no contact with the language, as we all know that can make things harder than necessary.

For all those reasons we offer:

  • Exam preparation classes for all levels
  • General English classes (all levels of course! 😉 )
  • One to One classes (Private classes)
  • Summer in England (for both adults and teenagers)

2) Is there anything for my children to do in summer so that they make the most of their holidays and boost their English level?

Absolutely!!! At Euroschool we have several options for your kids to enjoy an English summer, whether they stay in Spain or want to go abroad!

Summer Camp in Manzaneda:

Everyday, children will have dynamic English lessons, focused on improving their productive skills (speaking and listening), as well as a wide range of activities.

  • Orienteering
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mountain First Aid
  • Bowling
  • … and many more!!!!

Summer camp in England:


  • 15 hours a week of English lessons
  • 10 hours a week of activities, to be chosen everyday.
  • 1 full-day trip a week
  • 2 half-day trips a week
  • Daily evening activities with students from different countries.
  • Championships
  • Accommodation at Portsmouth’s University (Southsea)

Urban summer camp in A Coruña:

  • 2 hours of English lessons a day
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music Workshop
  • Masterchef
  • Popular Games
  • Trips
  • Story telling

So, there you go! Make the most of your summer and join any of the programmes!  🙂 Remember you can ask for further information via email (info@euroschoolofenglish.com), giving us a call (981140024) or just popping in any of our schools.
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Prepare with the best, enjoy with the best!

Pronunciation (-ed )

Hey guys!

How are you doing? In Euroschool we couldn’t be happier!!! We have been awarded with the Achievement Award 2016!!!

Do you know what that means? Well, in case you missed it last year, this is an award given by Cambridge English to the best Exam Preparation Centres. We are top notch! 🙂 And the best part is that it is not us saying it: it’s Cambridge! So before getting hands on with pronunciation we want to thank YOU: this wouldn’t have been possible without all your effort to pass.

Here’s the award:

PRONUNCIATION:

-ed pronunciation is usually an issue to students of all levels so, today’s post is going to be dedicated to helping you with this matter.

The first thing you need to understand is that the pronunciation of these endings is going to depend on the last sound of the word without the suffix. (If you are not familiar with the phonetic chart, check out this link: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/phonemic-chart )

For example:

“Watch” is pronounced /wɒtʃ/ and its last sound is /. This means that when adding the -ed suffix it will sound like this: /wɒtʃt/. You can see that a /t/ sound has been added at the end.

“Love” is pronounced /lov/ and its last sound is /v/. So in the past and past participle forms it will sound like this: /lovd/. Here, a /d/ sound has been added.

“Lift” is pronounced just as it is written: /lift/, with a final /t/ sound,  and in its -ed form is pronounced /liftid/

/t/, /d/ or /id/?

As mentioned above that will depend on the last sound of the word which  we know is sometimes difficult to identify. However, we have made this chart in which we categorise those sounds depending on the pronunciation of the -ed suffix.

(Please note that these are not phonemic symbols but an approximation of how they sound when we pronounce them)

/t/ /d/ /id/
/p/

/k/

/f/

/s/

/sh/

/tch/

/ks/

/b/

/g/

/v/

/z/

/dj/

/m/

/n/

/r/

/l/

/t/

/d/

This chart works not only for verbs but for any other word with -ed ending.

I know that phonetics are not very popular amongst Spanish students but I really encourage you to learn them! Your teacher at Euroschool can help you! Meanwhile, if you want to start digging around on your own, here is a great video to get started:

YouTube – British Council Phonemic Chart

As students, we usually think that our pronunciation has to be spot on and that we should know how to pronounce every word. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves! Well, maybe the following video will help you to be a bit more relaxed about it!

Check it out! It’s just hilarious! 😆

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We're back!!!!!

Hi people!!!

How is the summer going? It is September already!

In Euroschool we’re already preparing the new school year and today we would like to show you a little bit more about us. So let’s get started with a few words from our Director!

`April is the cruelest month……….´or at least that´s what the esteemed poet Thomas Stearns Eliot believed. I´m not sure if schoolchildren around the world  who are now returning to their desks or adults who are returning to their respective jobs would agree. September….they may argue, seems a much crueler deal. After a month or more of enjoying the long, lazy “glorious” days of summer, it is once more unto the breach and no more onto the beach (to paraphrase good ol´Henry V).

Fortunately, here at Euroschool we face no such dilemma. Now that the school is open all year round each day seems like a good day and while each term brings its own challenges we take great pride in being able to offer our services to  those who need them….when they need them.

Speaking of which, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and students who worked tirelessly throughout the summer and offer my Congratulations to those students who were successful in their exams and my commiserations to those who fell short. Indeed, we are all immensely proud of the June Exam Results in which we managed to maintain our overall pass rate of 85%.

Congrats and thanks must also go to all our teachers and students who took part in our off – site summer courses : England, Southsea; Manzaneda, Galicia and The Big, Fat, Fun Urban Camp, Los Castros. The feedback has been incredibly positive and for that we are eternally grateful.

And so to THE FUTURE. I´m sure you´re all anxious to know what we have planned next. Well, more of the same for one thing and MORE of the new for another. Plans are afoot to relaunch our cinema club, open a conversation club and put into practice any of the ideas you may come up with. So put your thinking caps on and get ready for another GREAT YEAR at EUROSCOOL.

Remember: What we achieve tomorrow depends on what we do today.

Excelsior.

Terence James Paul.

Now, do you want to take a look at our school? Well, you know you just have to ask!


This is us!

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Euroschool of English, because “What we achieve tomorrow, depends on what we do today”

So go ahead and contact us via the comments section on this very page, web (www.euroschoolofenglish.com), Facebook, phone (981140024) or just come and visit (Fernando Macías Nº13), we’ll be more than happy to help and welcome you aboard!

I’m sure we’ll see each other very soon! 😉



Have you got plans for the summer?

Hi everyone!

Summer is here and in Euroschool we have thought of the perfect plan for all of you, regardless of your age! Take a look at our options:

For children we have three different types of experiences:

– Summer camp in Manzaneda.

– City explorer summer camp in the United Kingdom.

La Coruña urban summer camp.

Now, we know that some of our students not only need to learn English but learn it fast because of their jobs. Well, we heard you! That’s why we are offering summer courses in the UK for adults completely adapted to your needs as we have several types of courses (from conversation ones to First Certificate B2 courses so you can finally get your certificate!).

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Not sure? Click the link below to see a video of our summer camps!

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Have a great summer!!! 🙂

The most exciting thing happened in Euroschool!

What a great way to start a new category!!! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, no one better than our director and owner of Euroschool of English Terence J. Paul (aka Terry)  to tell you the great news!

Dear Red Lobster Reader,

I hope you are well and truly immersed in this new aspect of Euroschool. As you should know, we at ES are always trying to develop new ways of improving the service we provide. The Red Lobster blog is just one of the many innovations we hope to introduce over the next few terms. Keep your eyes peeled!

Indeed, we are very proud to announce that Euroschool has recently been selected as a premium preparation centre for Cambridge Examinations and presented with a 2015 Achievement Award by Cambridge English. The award is given to those centres which have excelled in the preparation of candidates for Cambridge English Examinations.

Euroschool was awarded not simply for the exceedingly high number of candidates it prepares but mainly for the extremely elevated pass rate (successful candidates) that it has achieved over the years.

For this we thank our administration staff, our teachers and most importantly, our students. It is your commitment and success that keeps Euroschool at the top of its game.

Here’s to more success and the next award!

Excelsior

Not much more to add guys! Just to remind you to keep an eye on the Red Lobster because our next post will be…. how can I say it? Well, it’s just gonna blow your mind! 😉