I hope everyone has had a good week – did any of you of try some pancakes?
Well this week I saw my first daffodil in the garden and today was the hottest day of the year so far! I didn’t even need to wear a jacket to work. Adios winter! Let’s hope it stays that way!
A big hello to our group of students from La Ligue, I hope they have enjoyed their week with us and their English lessons. It is surprising how much your English can improve in a short time. I have been teaching English for more than eight years and I always say to students; whether you study one week or six weeks you can always improve your English even if it is a little. Remember ‘less is more’!
I have had students asking me about exam classes as they get confused with all the different options so a short sum up:
IELTS if you want to study at a university in the UK – many require a score between 6 and 7.5
Dicky is our IELTS expert teacher and he gets great feedback from students on his lessons. You can ask him for information.
Many business companies require TOEIC and is also recognised by the UKBA. It is also a requirement for universities in France and Italy.
FCE, CAE and CPE are useful Cambridge exams that can be used with your CV to show your level of English
TOEFL is recognised by most universities in the USA and some universities in the UK, so check with the university that you wish to study at.
Hope that helps and if you have any more questions, please come and see me in my office. My door is always open.
Well last week you met Tok now meet Tik
Isn’t she pretty? You cannot see in the pictures but she has also got blue eyes. You would never guess that she is Tok’s brother and they were born together on the same day. They are as the expression goes; ‘like chalk and cheese’. (Comment if you need a definition) Tik is a lot shyer than Tok and he does tend to chase her around a lot. Poor thing! Sometimes she looks quite exhausted by it all but she does get her revenge! Story to follow!
We have a new group from La Ligue arriving next Monday so a warm welcome to them as well as our new students.
Well I have to go and prepare next week’s timetable. Don’t forget to join Boris on Wednesday at 14.45 for the social programme to the science museum! I hope you all have a great week. Study hard, speak English whenever you can and I’ll catch up with you next week!