Six Top Tips on Getting Published in an Academic Journal

Absolutely the best way to get your research out there is to get an article about it published in an English academic journal. Academic journals are, quite rightly, highly thought of and their selection processes are rigorous. However, once you do manage to get published in a journal, you’ll » Read More

Back to School – A Guide to British School Vocabulary

September has come around again and here in the UK we are celebrating the start of autumn by taking walks in the rain, eating casserole for dinner and sending our children back to school. The UK academic year starts in September and generally children start school at the beginning » Read More

Seven BBC podcasts every English learner should try

I love listening to the radio! I grew up listening to radio. As a Brit, that meant mainly the BBC. Born in the year colour TV arrived, I’m not of the digital generation. My father was an engineer and spent most of his career working outside the UK. We » Read More

How to Use Apostrophes When Writing in English

You wouldn’t imagine that a humble piece of punctuation like the apostrophe would be capable of causing so much confusion but all too often, and maybe understandably, its incorrect use is a source of annoying error. People feel so strongly about the apostrophe that it even has its own advocates » Read More

Famous Movie Quotes

Screenwriters have been providing movie-goers with memorable quotes for a long time. Many of these have fallen into common usage, often misquoted but much loved. Here are some of the best movie quotes of all time.   ‘Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.’ (Gone With the Wind, » Read More