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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 blended International Foundation Year both in school and online and how the course has helped her reach her goals. What course…

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.

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 C1 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,…