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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…

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…

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…

A Guide to the British Royal Family

04 Mar 2020

Why does the UK still have a Monarchy? And how much power does the Queen actually have? One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about Britain is, without a doubt, the Royal Family. But how much do you actually know about the role of the Queen and how familiar are you…

7 Must-Visit Markets in London

03 Mar 2020

Specialising in everything from food and flowers to art and antiques, it's essential that you spend at least one afternoon in one of these iconic shopping destinations.

How to Make Friends at University in the UK

24 Feb 2020

If you’re an international student in the United Kingdom, making friends at university can be overwhelming. And it’s made even harder if you don’t like the people in your accommodation or you’re finding it hard to make friends with people on your course. Luckily there are loads of ways to meet new people if you’re…

10 Weird British Christmas Traditions

17 Dec 2019

Although Christmas is celebrated all over the world, each country treats the festival differently with different customs and traditions. If it’s your first time in the UK over the festive period, then get prepared for the big day with our guide to British Christmas time.  10 Weird British Christmas Traditions Boxing Day Boxing Day is…

The Best Christmas Markets in the UK & Ireland

26 Nov 2019

At BSC, we are lucky enough to share our school locations with some of the best Christmas Markets in the UK and Ireland! The perfect place to practice your English, and feel festive, read on to discover our favourite Christmas Markets to visit this December. The Best Christmas Markets Edinburgh Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh's Christmas…

10 Scottish Foods you Simply Have to Try

14 Nov 2019

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 with interesting stories behind them. Check out our list of must-try foods before you leave…

Guy Fawkes Night

05 Nov 2019

Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night or sometimes Fireworks Night), is a celebration that’s held on the 5th November every year in the United Kingdom.