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Volunteering as an English teacher

My Experience teaching English as a Volunteer by Beccy Smith Like millions of other people around the world, seeing the global refugee crisis unfold had left me feeling so shocked and saddened that I wanted to help in some way. I felt frustrated at the lack of support being offered by those in power, and […]

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English courses for Au-pairs

Hello, I would like to talk about a set of people who we have always worked with since the start of Connect to English. These are the Au-pairs who work for families that live in or around Colchester and also talk about the English courses for Au-pairs that we are planning for the New Year. Reasons […]

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The Language of Global Business

The Language of Global Business

It is well-accepted that to succeed in the world of business today you need to have  a good command of the English language. General, Special Purposes and Business English courses are very popular the world over and indeed, it seems that people everywhere, from someone working in their own Information Technology  business in Slovakia to […]

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Open Evening for Connect to English with CABE UK

Hi All, Just a quick note to tell you about our new collaboration with CABE UK, a Colchester-based company specialising in the delivery of educational programmes to Africa and the UK. We are very excited to be joining with them in partnership and together we have designed a whole new set of English language courses, […]

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Spanish taster session for SmallBizSaturdayUK

Here at Connect to English we are always trying to bring you new services which will enhance your language learning opportunities in Colchester. Small Business Saturday UK has given us the idea of giving you the chance to ‘try before you buy’ and attend a taster session in Spanish Language and Culture at the great […]

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Some reasons for learning a new language

Some reasons for learning a new language

So you have decided to learn a new language? From the outset, let me say that your decision to invest some of your time and energies into learning a new language is a really great one and that you will, if you do invest said energy and time, find your new persuit a very rewarding […]

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English for Business

English for Business

Hi there, I thought it would be good and useful to write a short sequence of blogs about English for Business dealing with a different issue in the business world each time. I have worked over the last year with a company whose director needed Spanish in order to  more communicate more efficiently with his […]

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Where did English come from? A brief history

Do you have a good grasp of the English language? Have you ever wondered about the origins of the English language as it is spoken in Britain and in the wider world today? For many speakers, they are aware of the rich and varying input that the English language has gained over the centuries from […]

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Reasons to do an ESOL course

Reasons to do an ESOL course

Why do an ESOL course? Do you have problems making yourself understood in English? Do you live in England and need to communicate with people you meet in everyday life but find it difficult or near impossible? Do you want to be able to get a job here or speak to your doctor or your […]

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Poor ESOL skills of people from overseas living in the UK

In a recent interview with Boris Johnson by Leon Siciliano, and PA, video source ITN 06 Jan 2015, Johnson gives his views on the poor ESOL skills (English for Speakers of Other Languages) demonstrated by people from overseas resident in the UK in general.  He comments on the lack of English speaking skills in the […]

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