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American English vs. British English

24 Feb 2020

The English language has a global reach, mostly thanks to two main varieties: American English and British English. Let's look at some of their differences.

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

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.

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…

Where to Study English in the UK & Ireland

10 Mar 2020

Deciding where to study English is often a difficult choice. Do you want to be in the hustle and bustle of a big city? Would you prefer the quiet of a small town? Do you want thousands of international students to mix with or would you prefer to spend time with locals? There’s a lot…

American English vs. British English

24 Feb 2020

The English language has a global reach, mostly thanks to two main varieties: American English and British English. Let's look at some of their differences.

The Best Podcasts for Learning English

28 Nov 2019

Podcasts are a great way to learn English on the go! Pick up new vocabulary on your commute or practice your English listening skills at the gym, you can listen to podcasts wherever you are, and even better, most of them are absolutely free. Listening to podcasts can assist you with listening to different English…

How far have these English words travelled?

07 Nov 2019

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 range of everyday words like concert, cash and even sky. But where do most of…

15 Weird English Phrases and their Meanings

16 Oct 2019

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 most interesting expressions. Weird English Idioms 1. To kick the bucket As in many cultures,…