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CAE vs IELTS: How to choose the right exam for you

15 Jul 2020

Deciding which English language exam is right for you can be a difficult process. While some may be better for academic purposes, others may have benefits when applying for jobs. In order to choose between Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly and better known by CAE) and IELTS, it’s important to weigh up the key differences between…

Isabel’s University Pathways Experience

22 Sep 2020

Isabel came to study the International Foundation Year at BSC London in January 2020. We caught up with her to find out how the course helped her reach her goals of studying in the UK. What course did you study?I did the foundation year in Humanities and had classes of English, Business, Economics and International…

Sofia’s University Pathways Experience

27 Aug 2020

In light of the changing situation surrounding COVID-19, many of our students have made the switch to online learning. We caught up with Sofia from Mexico about what it was like to study the International Foundation Year both in school and online and how the course has helped her reach her goals. What course did…

What’s the difference between IELTS and PMP?

20 Aug 2020

If you’re an International Student hoping to study a postgraduate degree in the UK, you might be a bit overwhelmed by the choice of English courses available to help you get your place. Most UK universities will require you to have an IELTS qualification in order to study with them, but did you know you could also take specialised pre-university…

CAE vs IELTS: How to choose the right exam for you

15 Jul 2020

Deciding which English language exam is right for you can be a difficult process. While some may be better for academic purposes, others may have benefits when applying for jobs. In order to choose between Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly and better known by CAE) and IELTS, it’s important to weigh up the key differences between…

The Top Skills Employers Look For

02 Jun 2020

Over the past few months, the way companies work has changed dramatically. Small, technology-averse businesses have made the move online, remote working has boomed in popularity and competition for job opportunities is getting fierce. With this in mind, being able to demonstrate to employers that you possess the key skills like adaptability and problem solving…

Wonderfully Weird British Superstitions

20 May 2020

Ever wondered why your British friends won't walk under a ladder, or step on pavement cracks? There are many British superstitions that may seem strange to people new to the culture, however, they are often steeped in history and have wondrously weird origins. There are superstitions that are supposed to bring good luck and those…

How To Improve Your English Listening Skills

16 May 2020

When it comes to listening skills, many of our students say that they sometimes find it difficult to understand native speakers in real-life situations because of different accents, the speed of someone's speech or even use of colloquial language, or 'slang' phrases. Therefore, we've come up with some top tips for improving your listening skills while you're learning English

CELTA vs TEFL: What’s the difference and which is better?

30 Apr 2020

CELTA, TEFL, TESOL, TESL… The number of acronyms associated with teaching English as a foreign language can be truly overwhelming. So it's no wonder that people are often confused by which course to pick. But even though it might seem difficult to understand, knowing the difference between courses, and choosing the right course for you,…

Funniest Words in English

29 Apr 2020

Find out the BSC Team's favourite funny English words, how to pronounce them and the amusing meanings behind them.