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Principal’s Post - Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter, so Spring is on the way to Scotland.  Today the sun is shining and the sky is blue and walking to work we can see the beautiful white snowdrops popping their heads through the hard ground to welcome the bright sunshine.

2015 is the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland when the country celebrates Scotland’s natural larder: the superb Scottish salmon, high-quality Highland beef, mouth-watering berries and delectable cheeses. This is the year to learn about Cullen Skink or Clootie Dumplings and other true Scottish delicacies. Scotland does not only procude whisky! For further information about our tasty produce, visit the Visitscotland website or download their free e-book.

The Scottish mountains are still white with snow and Scotland’s five ski resorts are all open to enthusiastic skiers.  See here for some stunning pictures of Scotland in winter

News from the school

Laura, with her marketing hat on, recently attended an English UK marketing workshop in London. This enabled her to maintain and develop our contacts and keep us updated with what is going on in the English language training industry.

We have also been happy to welcome our first four-legged student, Maya, a beautiful black Labrador, who has been accompanying her owner on an English course. Maya has been a wonderful guide both around town and in school. She also accompanied us on the Wednesday excursions to Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel.

Words in the News

Par’, ‘Bogey’, ‘Birdie’, ‘Eagle’ and ‘Albatross’.  Eagle-eyed readers will note the reference to golf’s scoring system.  This reflects the news that the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews (founded in 1754) has at long last admitted its first female members

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

Snowdrops are popping up all over the city

Laura at the EnglishUK Marketing Conference. Photo from The PIE

Maya improving her listening comprehension whilst curled up under the table next to the radiator!

Maya and students visiting Rosslyn Chapel on the Wednesday excursion.

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