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Making Soundscapes – The Rhythm of Learning English

The Language of Music All teenagers love music – they may not all like the same genre of music but they they can all tap their foot to the rhythm of their favorite song! Shake, Rattle and Roll Using percussive instruments in the ESOL classroom can help students with pronunciation , intonation,  vocabulary, self-confidence and...

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Institute Saint Joseph – Short but Sweet!

In May 2017 we welcomed a group of young learners from France on a short educational trip to The New Forest. The group arrived late on a Wednesday evening on the ferry from Le Harve. A coach was waiting to transport the  27 students and 3 teachers to the beautiful venue of Foxlease in Lyndhurst....

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Keeping Up To Date

“Keeping the blog up to date is really important” I was advised……about a year ago.  Hmmmm…I have to admit that I started the New Year with a promise to myself. I would up date the blog and keep regular posts as well as log regular updates on  social media. So far, I have failed at...

Business English for Finance is a success for Gonzalo
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Business English for Finance is a success for Gonzalo

On his arrival Gonzalo was a B2 upper intermediate student with a desire to attain C1 level for studying at London School of Economics.  He stayed with a family in Lymington and had daily one-to-one lessons with two teachers over the time he was here. It was a tough and very intensive timetable for a...

Strawberries, cream tea and champagne!
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Strawberries, cream tea and champagne!

Denis, who had 2 weeks of one-to-one intensive immersion English lessons with us in February, came back last week for a short holiday to show the area to Carlos (right)  They enjoyed their stay very much, despite the sudden cold weather we had! They visited the city of Bath, then Winchester Cathedral before dropping in...

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