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Recent articles — January 2013

How often should I study English?

How often should I study English? Study English as often as you can, but really try to do something with English every day.  Over Christmas, we often have students who go home for a few weeks, and return in the New Year having forgotten half of what they had…

Social and cultural English is included in our General English courses

During the morning coffee break you can use your social English conversation skills

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What vocabulary do I need to know?

Learn English vocabulary Everything is useful, so start with what interests you and do it in English!  Do you love watching cookery programmes on TV?  You could try to find one in English on YouTube.  Or do you avidly read the football reports online?  Perhaps the…

Visit Edinburgh after your classes and practise English with other students

There are plenty of free and interesting museums and galleries in Edinburgh. Take advantage of these to practise your English in an authentic way

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How can I learn English vocabulary?

Learn collocations!  A collocation is a pair or group of words which often occur together.  For example, think about the British obsession with weather.  We talk about it all the time, even with people we don't know!  It's easy to talk about rain, snow,…

Learn vocabulary in pairs or groups of words. This is called a 'collocation'

We regularly include class activities on collocations

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Principal’s Post January 2013

A warm welcome for a happy and successful 2013 from ECS Scotland to English learners everywhere.  Welcome also to our new website and blog. This means you can get regular news about what has been happening at ECS Scotland, as well as up-to-date information on our courses. Our new and…

We look forward to welcoming all our new students in 2013

Tea and scones after the visit to the Turner exhibition at the National Gallery

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How do I learn spoken English?

How can I speak English? By speaking as much as possible, of course!  But how can I find opportunities to speak?  It depends where you are.  If you live in an English-speaking country, there are lots of opportunities to speak English – in the shops, at the…

Improve your confidence by practising your speaking and listening skills

Join a small group intensive English course, it is one of the best ways to improve your spoken English

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How can I improve my English?

You can take English classes or teach yourself but you need motivation and time if you want to improve your English. Regular lessons with a teacher means you don’t need to make all the decisions about how and what you learn.  Teaching yourself means you must know…

Small group English course

Learn to communicate in English

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