ESOL – what exactly is it?

Hello, We at Connect to English are about to launch our new ESOL course next month which will be held in Colchester at the Hythe Community Centre.  ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is more than just a General....

Spanish for living in Spain

Hello again. Just a few words on a subject that often comes up in my day-to day teaching and that is the one about whether it’s good to be able to speak Spanish or not if you are the owner....

Holiday language courses

Are you going away this year? Or perhaps you are coming to England for your holiday? Whatever, you will almost certainly need to be able to communicate in the language of the country you are visiting. Why then not consider....

Borrowing the English language

The following article taken from the BBC News magazine this month demonstrates beautifully how language is a living, breathing thing. We have borrowed, adapted, soaked up and absorbed many thousands of words over centuries from other languages..