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Exam class – the advantages


Friday morning and a bright start so far. What a foul (dictionary needed here perhaps) week of weather!! Unfortunately it is going to continue right through May!!! Brollies are definitely going to have to be a must have fashion accessory! Tweet me in the rain!!


Congratulations to our student Jim Brindeau who won our egg competition on Twitter. Prize is on its way Jim!!

This weekend is the London Marathon so if you are travelling around London look out for them and give the runners a cheer. I hope they won’t mind running in the rain!!

Our TEFL London Trinity CertTESOL teacher training started this week so good luck to all our new trainees. If you are interested in joining the free lessons please contact our registrars who will be happy to help you. A great way to improve you English and make some new friends!

We have two new teachers joining us: Jack who has recently worked in Indonesia and Philip who has worked in China. A warm welcome to both of them!! I am sure they will be a great addition and asset to an already fantastic team! Don’t forget as well we have two welfare officers Nadege and Tony for student support if you need any help or advice. Living in London can be quite a challenge and we want to make sure you have all the support you need.

Our FCE class is finally running and hopefully we should be getting a CAE class started very soon. Please let us know if you are interested in doing the course, whether you are a current student or thinking of joining us here at Bloomsbury!! It is quite challenging but a great and stimulating way to improve your English!! Students who have reached advanced say that they often feel they have got ‘a bit stuck’ and commented their English isn’t improving as much as they would like. Well the CAE can really help as it deals with more complex English language and vocabulary and the reading and listening sections are quite difficult! The TOEIC and IELTS classes are also other avenues to help language learning and getting a good idea of your strengths and areas that you need to work on to improve your English further. When I was a teaching, I loved teaching the exam class as I really liked the focus and structure of then and most of all seeing students progression and having a useful certificate at the end of a lot of hard work. Most rewarding!

I have previously shown you some pictures of Tik and Tok, and if you remember last week, I told you how they are not getting on so well. Well here is a short clip of them actually being quite peaceful apart from Tok attacking my plants as per usual and Tik looking on probably thinking what an idiot he is!

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This weekend I am going the see the movie ‘The Cabin in the Woods’. I love a good horror film so have convinced my friend Ana to go with me. She really hates them but I had to watch a Romcom with her the other week. I can’t stand them!! On a scale of 1 to 10 for ‘give me a bucket’(you might need to ask a teacher for help with this expression) most definitely 11!! By the time the film had ended, I felt quite disturbed and had nightmares for a week! What is your worst and best type of film? Twitter me and let me know @bloomsbiryIntl

Well another week has passed by and I hope all of you have a great weekend. If you are in London this week and want to avoid the rain or marathon, why not go to Liverpool Street Market on Sunday. It is my favourite market as it has such a selection of different types of stalls, from fashion to food. Don’t get to wet!

Speak to you soon!!!


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