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Principal’s Post - Scotland’s stunning scenery

Improving your English language skills is not the only reason to spend time in Scotland. 

Scotland’s stunning and spectacular scenery has recently been rated very highly, with a third of the places on a list of the finest views in the whole of the UK located in Scotland. Despite not gaining 1st place (which went to the view from the top of Snowdon, in Wales), Scottish places to make the list included Glencoe Valley (2nd), Loch Ness (6th), Loch Lomond (10th), Ben Nevis (11th) and the view of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat (12th). Check out the sights here.

Scotland and Edinburgh are definitely looking radiant and striking at Easter time.  The Easter Bunny is out and about with eggstravaganzas everywhere. These are Easter egg hunts, very often staged at historic places, involving hidden Easter eggs that have to be found.  Traquair House, one of ECS Scotland’s favourite excursions, has an incredible 5,000 mini Easter eggs waiting to be found.

There are so many things to see and do whilst studying English here.

News from the school

Students from all over the world continue to study with us developing not only their English but also their intercultural awareness. This allows them to interact successfully and avoid misunderstanding in our diverse world. For many of them, being good interculturalists is an important attribute that they can develop during their stay with us.

Our teachers continue to develop their professional skills too. Andy and Jane attended the 51st IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) conference in Glasgow.  Listening to international plenary speakers and attending workshops on colligation, business negotiating and technology in English language teaching  provided them with new ideas and inspiration for their future lessons. 

Words in the News

a football’, ‘Norway’ and ‘a long distance kick’ are the words in the news this week. A local footballer from an under-19s team in Aberdeen kicked a ball over the fence of the stadium. It has been found by a local resident in the north of Norway, who emailed the club to say the ball was found on  a beach 1,800 kms away in Norway. The club are happy to get their ball back!  To read more on this story, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-39578639

Keep on studying English and let us have your snippets of news too.

Andy and Jane visit the IATEFL conference in Glasgow

Jane catching up with Bob from Express Publishing

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