First of all, we’d like to thank you for the extra popularity this blog is experiencing. Last Saturday was the best day of the week with an increase of 1475% in visits! You’ve made us all proud. Thank you so very much! 😀
Today we welcome a new week #athome full of hope that we’ll be able to see each other soon. 🙂 Continue reading “Exam classes”
Summer is almost here and, although our school DOES NOT CLOSE for the summer, Continue reading “A Coruña: The City where Nobody is a Foreigner”
Great news everyone!!!
If you have checked our website recently you may already have seen this. Scroll down for details!
- 12-lesson courses available
- 2 different levels: B1/B2 and B2/C1
- Every Friday with 2 different timetables available: 16:45 – 17:30h or 18:00 – 18:45h
- 9 students per class maximum!
- All lessons have been designed by ES teachers to ensure maximum quality!
- Limited vacancies!
These lessons are the result of the students’ petition of reinforcing the concepts learnt in class at home as well as the relentless introduction of technology in all aspects of our daily life. The advantages of online classes are multiple:
- You can learn English by attending a presential class guided by one of our teachers (who may even be your own ES teacher) from home
- You will improve your listening skills with the extra challenge of not relying on body language.
- You will improve your writing and summarizing skills, as you’ll contact the teacher in the ‘question time’ via chat.
- You will share the class with 8 other students who have your same level, and the answers to all the questions in the class, as well as the teachers’ written explanations, will stay in the chat for future reference.
So, what are you waiting for? Ask for information at reception in any of our schools before we run out of vacancies, the future is waiting for you!
Is there anything more British than a good cup of tea? I don’t think so. British people have had an affair with the cuppa for centuries, and yet tea is not originally from the UK. Continue reading “It’s tea time!”
I hope you have had a good Carnival!
Today we are going to talk about a common problem for intermediate (and above) students. In our day to day life we are exposed to English but there are two main issues that I would like to address: Continue reading “American English vs British English”
As the summer holidays come closer some students frequently ask us how they can improve their listening results. Well, the answer seems straightforward: come to class in summer! The truth is that three months is a really long time and if students stop coming to class, their listening and speaking is affected.
So here is my first tip, whether you choose a summer camp, some weeks in the UK or coming to classes, do not interrupt your learning process for more than four weeks.
Having said this, there are a few things students can do at home to refresh and/or improve their receptive skills (reading and listening):
- Speak up magazines:I always advise my students, especially the ones who struggle with Listening, to take them home.They are great practice for both Reading and Listening as the magazine includes articles categorised by level that you can either read and listen to before answering some questions.
- Watch series and videos:Nowadays, the Internet provides a huge number of choices. If you like travelling, we suggest you check out the “BBC Coast” videos, on YouTube’s BBC 1 channel. It’s good practice and great fun!
- Read the news:But in English, of course. Again, the Internet is our best friend here. Follow newpapers from the UK and the US on Twitter (for example) and you will get your daily practice while being informed. Remember that if you are more traditional and prefer paper format, El País issues a daily international newspaper called “Herald Tribune” (if you live in A Coruña, you can buy it in the kiosk in “Plaza de Mina”)
- Skype lessons:Last but not least, remember that, even if you don’t feel like coming to the school in summer, or if you don’t live in A Coruña, you can have Skype lessons with us (All levels, all areas covered) so there’s actually no excuse! 😉
So! Have you already chosen? Contact us for more info or more ideas! Happy San Juán and happy summer solstice to all you guys! 😀
We are back as promised to give you a hand with the practice for the PET exam (B1 level).
In this exam you will have to go through 8 different parts in 1h30 minutes and therefore timing is one of the biggest problems for candidates. In today’s post we will talk about how to address Reading part 2 so you can do it in approximately 10min! 😉
I am positive this will help your preparation for the exam and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback but in the meanwhile, why don’t your try this technique with a brand new Reading Part 2? 🙂