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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,…

Wonderfully Weird British Superstitions

20 May 2020

Brighton is a busy city, so sometimes escaping the hustle and bustle for a day or two is a must! Brighton sits in the beautiful area of Sussex, with lots of idyllic towns and historic landmarks closeby. From the natural beauties such as Seven Sisters cliffs to history-soaked Hastings, we've rounded up our favourite places close to Brighton that are perfect for a day trip, especially in the summer months! All of these day-trip ideas are easy to get to via bus or train and showcase the very best attractions in Sussex. Discovering the local area is a great way to learn more about British culture, and even gives you the opportunity to practice your English in new surroundings.

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.

5 Day Trips from Brighton

23 Apr 2020

Brighton is a busy city, so sometimes escaping the hustle and bustle for a day or two is a must! Brighton sits in the beautiful area of Sussex, with lots of idyllic towns and historic landmarks closeby. From the natural beauties such as Seven Sisters cliffs to history-soaked Hastings, we've rounded up our favourite places close to Brighton that are perfect for a day trip, especially in the summer months! All of these day-trip ideas are easy to get to via bus or train and showcase the very best attractions in Sussex. Discovering the local area is a great way to learn more about British culture, and even gives you the opportunity to practice your English in new surroundings.

11 Top Tips for B2 First (FCE Exam) Success

15 Apr 2020

B2 First, FCE or First Certificate – whatever name you know it by, and wherever you are in the world, if you’ve learned English at some point, you are probably familiar with the Cambridge Assessment English exams. These proficiency tests show employers and academic institutions what level your English is, and may even be required…

How Long Does it Take to Learn English?

12 Apr 2020

Answering the question ‘how long does it take to learn English?’ Is a bit like answering ‘how long is a piece of string?’ The truth is the length of time it takes to learn a language will vary greatly depending on your skill level and the amount of time you are able or willing to…

10 of the Best Movies for Learning English

08 Apr 2020

When it comes to learning English, the more time you spend exposed to the language the better. Not only will watching movies get you familiar with different accents, you’ll also get an incredible insight into English-speaking culture from around the world. From immersing yourself in 19th Century Britain to experiencing life in suburban California, movies…

Tips for Passing the C1 Advanced (CAE)

02 Apr 2020

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the world. They provide the world’s leading range of English language qualifications. The Cambridge Advanced (formerly CAE) is a highly regarded exam accredited by Cambridge English. Every year more than 60,000 people take it all over the world but, unfortunately, many…