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Edinburgh holds its first CPD Day sponsored by Eaquals

Edinburgh holds its first CPD day sponsored by Eaquals
by Alex Cann, Academic Manager in Edinburgh On 26th November Edinburgh Language Centre hosted their first Eaquals funded CPD day.  All 50 places were sold and the event attracted EFL professionals from across Scotland with some delegates also travelling from Oxford and Manchester.  The programme offered a wide selection of talks and workshops covering topics such as Storytelling (Jamie Keddie), Teaching Grammar Lexically (Hugh Dellar), Digital Games (Paul Driver) and Assessing and Giving Feedback on Writing (Jo Gakonga).  The two headline speakers, Jamie Keddie...

Newsletter October 2016: Manchester Academy of English

In this month's newsletter you will be able to: meet our “new” permanent staff member in the 1-minute interview and read the handy ‘language spot’ as well as check out our interesting place of the month. You will also find out all the great things happening in October in the build-up to Halloween...Plus - find out who won last month’s £20 Photo competition and have a go yourself for the chance of winning too. Good luck! Click here to read the newsletter.

Learning English at the Edinburgh Festivals

Learning English at the Edinburgh Festivals
This August, Edinburgh Language Centre were delighted to welcome British Summer’s Community Manager, Daniel, on their yearly programme ‘English at the Edinburgh Festivals’. Each summer, Scotland’s beautiful capital city comes alive with an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy, music and the arts. In this special programme you can combine English language learning with an exciting schedule of shows and theatre workshops, designed to give you a unique perspective of the world’s largest arts festival.  1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is...

Student Blog: Nostalgia

Student Blog: Nostalgia
This week students at Manchester Academy of English looked at how to write a competition entry. The task was to imagine that you were going back to, or thinking of going back to, a place you fondly remembered. The challenge was to hook the reader using a range of writing skills. The work they produced was excellent – I’ll let you choose your winner… I’m feeling nostalgic. Sometimes, when I’m thinking of my best friend, I remember this holiday we had together. It was a few years ago, I went to Britain with my best friend’s family. We stayed...

Student Blog: Five Hidden Gems in Edinburgh

Student Blog: Five Hidden Gems in Edinburgh
This week Susan’s C1 class at Edinburgh Language Centre wrote “A hidden guide to Edinburgh” which tells us about some of the lesser known places to visit in the capital. They had been studying noun phrases so tried to incorporate as many as possible into their writing. 1. Tired of the busy life of Edinburgh? Try to escape it by walking “The water of Leith”. It is a walkway along the Leith which is the river of Edinburgh. You will be fascinated by all the nature, the stunning views of different parts of Edinburgh and the silence of...

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