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English language podcasts for international students

English language podcasts for international students

THERE'S no getting away from it: mastering the English language is as difficult as mastering any other, no matter what anyone says. The more practice we can get, the better.  The Oxford Royale Academy, which...

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First Days at Bishop Grosseteste

First Days at Bishop Grosseteste

MY experience at Bishop Grosseteste University so far has been astounding! The moment I stepped on campus that quiet night of September 26, I knew I had found a home away from home. A member of the International Office received...

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6 techniques for exam preparation and revision

6 techniques for exam preparation and revision

EXAM season is here and we know that either side of the festive celebrations that revision is in your minds. We have compiled all the best revision techniques to make your studying as easy as possible. Green Chameleon Reviewing...

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5 ways international students can improve conversational English

5 ways international students can improve conversational English

LEARNING a language is always hard work, you've got this far so you should be proud of yourself. But, how do you take your conversation in another language to the next level? Language teacher Mike Robertson provides...

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Bilkent students tell us why they study there

Bilkent students tell us why they study there

MY four years at Bilkent University have been exciting and dynamic. Every situation experienced, every opportunity cherished, every moment lived here has allowed me to grow more and more. I've been able to strive further...

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What Are Joint Degrees?

What Are Joint Degrees?

DECIDING which course to do at undergraduate level will be a defining moment in your life. You will be choosing to focus on one subject in much more detail than you could in school. But having studied several subjects at...

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Interview with a Student: Studying for a PGCE at BGU

Interview with a Student: Studying for a PGCE at BGU

XIAN, from China, first came to England to study an undergraduate degree in Business Studies with Finance & Accounting in 2009. Eight years later, and having completed a Masters in Marketing, she is now studying a Primary...

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Skills for the Next Industrial Revolution (And the Courses to Teach You Them)

Skills for the Next Industrial Revolution (And the Courses to Teach You Them)

AS Bob Dylan once sang, "the times they are a-changing" and technology is changing faster than ever before. It was recently discovered that robots can be as smart as the academics that programme them: “simulated...

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Live Like a Local: Useful Phrases Around Europe

Live Like a Local: Useful Phrases Around Europe

WHEN you’re studying and living in different countries, it helps to have one or two phrases up your sleeve to make interactions that little bit easier. But while it’s all very well knowing how to ask where the...

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Language Lessons from the Netherlands: Dat is Andere Koek!

Language Lessons from the Netherlands: Dat is Andere Koek!

IT may not have the global presence of English, the suave appeal of French or the intensity of Spanish, but learning Dutch is definitely worth it if you’re ever thinking of studying in the Netherlands. Having spent...

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10 Useful German Phrases for Study Abroad

10 Useful German Phrases for Study Abroad

RUCKSACK, noodles and Fahrenheit: would you ever guess that these are all German words? You probably already know more than you think!  If you’re planning to study in Germany and want to make it with the locals,...

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How to Survive a Summer Language Programme

How to Survive a Summer Language Programme

Over the last five years, I have had the opportunity to attend intensive summer language courses in three countries (Italy, Wales, and Ireland) to learn three completely different languages. (And yes, Wales and Ireland do...

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You Can Learn English with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure

You Can Learn English with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure

International students can now learn English with the help of Barclays Premier League stars like Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure thanks to Premier Skills English, a program from the British Council that uses...

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Cambridge English Exams More Popular Than Ever

Cambridge English Exams More Popular Than Ever

MORE and more international students are taking a Cambridge English exam instead of IELTS or TOEFL to get into an English-speaking university or job. Nicola Johnson, development manager of Cambridge English Language...

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IELTS or TOEFL? Which English language test?

IELTS or TOEFL? Which English language test?

YOUR hard work has paid off and you're getting ready to study at an English-speaking institution. First, however, you need to prove you can speak, read, write and understand a high level of English. The two...

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Learn English in the UK - An Essential Guide

Learn English in the UK - An Essential Guide

SO you’re learning English and you want to take the next step in your language-learning journey: studying in the UK. The UK is the most popular destination for English language study which means there are plenty of...

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