10 Scottish Foods you Simply Have to Try

Haggis with mashed swede and potatoes on a white plate with a herb garnish

If you’re travelling to Scotland for the first time, you might not know much about the country’s food culture (aside from the famous haggis, of course). But, Scotland is home to an incredible range of traditional dishes and peculiar delicacies … Continue reading

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Lead 5050: Lizzy Dunne

Picture of Lizzy with quote: “What I love about this job is that it combines my love of languages, learning and helping people. What drives me is researching and learning new ways to teach and present materials for students.”

BSC is providing an opportunity for colleagues from across our business to be part of Lead5050. We spoke to Lizzy Dunne, one of the new members, to find out why she decided to apply. What’s the most exciting project you’ve … Continue reading

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How far have these English words travelled?

The English language contains many words that originated in another country, but some words have travelled a lot further than others to be a part of our everyday speech. Without some of these borrowed phrases, we wouldn’t have a whole … Continue reading

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The BSC Guide to Halloween

Halloween pumpkins glowing in a darkened space

If you’re not from an English speaking country, the idea of dressing up as a ghost, witch or ghoul and putting a candle in a pumpkin might seem a little weird. You might wonder how the holiday came about, and … Continue reading

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Things to Do in the UK in Autumn & Winter

Arch of Christmas lights in city of London

Weather in the UK can be rather unpredictable and this is true in both autumn and winter. While autumn can have sunny spells, you’re more likely to need your raincoat than your sunglasses. As for winter, with an average temperature … Continue reading

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15 Weird English Phrases and their Meanings

Dictionary definition of word idiom, selective focus.

English is a language that is rich with colourful sayings, phrases and idioms. Unfortunately, though, this can make it pretty hard to understand. That’s why we’ve listed some of the weirdest English phrases to help you get to grips its … Continue reading

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