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12 Back-to-School Idioms

If you’re studying English (or studying at an English-language college or university), the first term of the new school year will now have begun! At this time of year, you may also notice how many school-related idioms English speakers use in everyday conversation. Here are 12 of the most popular idioms to do with school …

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7 Excellent Podcasts for English Learners

Podcasts are a great resource for improving your listening skills, and they’re really easy to fit into your life. You can download some to listen to, for example, while you’re commuting or travelling, when you’re in the gym or while you make dinner. That means you don’t even have to make extra time to listen …

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Everything You Need to Know About Freshers’ Week in the UK

It’s September – and that means the end of the summer holidays and the start of term for schools, colleges and universities all over the UK. If you’re about to start your degree course in Britain, you’re probably feeling exciting or nervous (or both!) about studying in a new country and experiencing a new culture. …

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9 Amazing Cities for English Learners

Newsflash: if you’re looking a perfect English-speaking city to live, work, study or simply visit to help you improve your English, you don’t have to stick to the obvious, expensive!) cities of London, New York, Sydney and so on. Here are 11 amazing locations where English is the main language spoken and which you might …

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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion! Chapter 4: Looking back… 6 weeks (after finishing school I stayed on to travel around Cali) is both long and short, especially when you live 4 weeks in a city like San Diego. When traveling, we visit a lot of places, and despite …

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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion! Chapter 3: A typical day at school (ft. my favourite places in San Diego)  7:00 am The alarm clock goes off ! I get ready, have lunch with Beverly, my host mom, who cooks delicious breakfasts and prepare a coffee in a cup …

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Where Did the Australian Accent Come From?

Image representing Sydney Opera House in Australia

The official language of Australia is English, but you may have noticed that the Australian accent is very different to any accent you would hear in the United Kingdom. In this blog post, I’ll explain how that happened. Today, many British people are desperate to move to sunny Australia, but in the 18th Century, when …

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Eurocentres Ambassador: Marion Dagot, San Diego

Here you can read the stories of our very first ambassador, Marion, who is currently learning English at our language school in San Diego: Chapter 1: Preparation & Organization Here I am, the first day of class ! But before I talk about Eurocentres in San Diego, there are some things you should know. You …

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5 Reasons Why You should Book an English Course in London

Find out why you should go to London to learn English and where to find the hippest fashion outlets, such as second-hand shops, unique boutiques and trendy stores that will make every Instagram-enthusiast jealous. In 7th- fashion-heaven London is the shopping mecca par excellence. There are countless markets, second-hand shops and small London labels hoarding …

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Struggling to Be Understood? Don’t Take It Personally

A long time ago, I arrived at a tiny guesthouse in a village in the countryside in Peru. The next afternoon, I asked, in Spanish, if the couple who owned the guesthouse knew where I could rent a horse to take on a trek nearby. I had only been learning Spanish for a few months, …

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