British Council Conference for Teachers: 3 trends to take away.

British Council Conference for Teachers: 3 trends to take away. Wednesday April 10th was the 3rd edition of the annual British Council Conference for Teachers. This is always a good opportunity to get up to speed with new developments in training and think about what we do at The Square Mile and how we do

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Legal English, the Passive Voice

Legal English: Passive or Active! We are producing a series of Legal English blogs in collaboration with our Legal English specialist, the rather appropriately named Victoria Laws. When writing in the active voice, the subject of the sentence acts whereas in the passive voice, the subject of the sentence is acted upon. When studying law,

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Legal English from The Square Mile

Legal English: Three simple rules to start off! We are producing a series of Legal English blogs in collaboration with our Legal English specialist, the rather appropriately named Victoria Laws. At the start of a Legal English course, the first thing I always tell clients to do is to choose which form of English they

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How to avoid writing irritating emails

Do you sometimes wonder whether your emails are hitting the mark? Do they encourage a positive response or do you get an answer you’d not expected? Often, we employ irritating phrases in our emails inadvertently. Email communication is a minefield because you don’t see how people are reacting If you’ve sent a well-intentioned email that

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How India changed the English language

How India changed the English language For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys. They are in there, often unnoticed. The words that have become part of everyday English. Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo and shawl; bungalow, jungle, pundit and thug. What

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Getting the most out of a language course – Practice makes perfect

Getting the most out of a language course – Practice makes perfect Taking language lessons is really only half the battle. Yes, you’ll improve through the lessons themselves, but if you really want to get the most out of a course, you have to apply what you’ve learned to real life. Learning languages is a

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CEF of ERK language training, for maximum results

CEF of ERK language training, for maximum results Just what does CEF mean for me? Matching needs and levels to maximise results. Once you’ve decided to take a language course, it’s understandable why you’d want to start straight away; after all, at the gym, you can just join a class with total strangers and just

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5 ways to identify a quality Business English language course

5 ways to identify a quality Business English language course It isn’t easy to know which kind of language training course to choose – after all, there are many schools, language institutes and independent teachers out there, all competing for your business, all claiming to have the best solution to your Business English or for

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English360. Online English learning from The Square Mile

English360. Online English learning from The Square Mile Technology is becoming more and more important in both our personal and professional lives. We all take advantage of shopping online, watching movies, reading books and listening to music so why not learn online.  E-learning has in fact become a bit of “buzz” word in the training arena

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BBC Learning English site

The BBC offers a wide range of language learning tasks and updates them on a regular basis. As a source of current, interesting and varied activities it cannot be beaten! Visit www.bbclearningenglish.com

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