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John Miles, Managing Director, The London School of English, Canterbury.

John Miles, Managing Director, The London School of English, Canterbury.

Analysing clients’ needs is essential to the success of executive language courses

When differentiating between general and executive courses I think it is important not to be distracted by terminology (‘general’, ‘executive’, ‘business’) but to focus on the objectives of the client, their background, budget and how much time they have available, before considering the content and context of programmes offered to see what is most likely to meet those criteria and objectives.

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Akiko Okamoto Ferris, Marketing Manager, The London School of English

Akiko Okamoto Ferris, Marketing Manager, The London School of English

Pathway programmes: understanding the UK university system is crucial

A pathway programme must achieve two aims – it must enable the student to get a place at the best university for them, and it must prepare them for their degree studies when they get there. Read more

Timothy Blake, CEO, The London School of English

Timothy Blake, CEO, The London School of English

Is learning the accent necessary when learning a language?

In June 2014, The London School of English took part in the television programme Headline London. CEO, Timothy Blake, sat in a live debate about accents.

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Hauke Tallon, Managing Director, The London School of English

Hauke Tallon, Managing Director, The London School of English

Reward for results: how effective are incentive schemes?

Incentive schemes can be: motivating, rewarding and inclusive, but also de-motivating, unfair and divisive. So why bother? Read more

Laura Stamps, Trainer, The London School of English

Laura Stamps, Trainer, The London School of English

From Brazinglish to English

Have you been learning English for many years but still get the impression that your English is a little, well, Brazilian?  In this article I’ll give you a rundown of the most typical errors made by my Brazilian English language students.  I can almost guarantee that you will have made at least some of these errors in the process of learning English… perhaps you’re still making them!  I can also guarantee that your English will improve if you can manage to iron them out, as we say.

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Andy Johnson, Development Manager, London School of English

Andy Johnson, Development Manager, London School of English

New IELTS score requirement for doctors in the UK – why so high?

The General Medical Council has decided to revise its criteria for assessing knowledge of English amongst its members. What are the implications of these changes which are effective from 18 June 2014? Read more

Laura Stamps, Trainer, The London School of English

Laura Stamps, Trainer, The London School of English

7 reasons why speaking a language is the best way to learn it

Why come to a language school to learn English?  These days there are so many amazing apps, self-study materials and online courses for learning English that you may begin to ask yourself this question.  Well, in fact everything we know about learning a language suggests that the most effective learning still happens face-to-face.  This is why location-based learning is the best. Read more

Andy Johnson, Development Manager, London School of English

Andy Johnson, Development Manager, London School of English

Online or face-to-face? Learning English today

At the beginning of this month, the annual meeting of the great and good in the English-teaching profession took place at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The London School of English was represented by five members of staff who spoke on a wide range of topics. Read more

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