Six Board Games to Help You Learn English

For those of us who love playing them it is great news to hear that board games are undergoing an astonishing revival. Although still fun to play at home around a winter fire or on a rainy summer evening, board games are now available to play outside in parks » Read More

English Summer Traditions

There really isn’t anything quite as quirky as a tradition and over here in England, now that the sun has finally started to shine, we are starting to look forwards to some of the activities that make our summer so quintessentially English. Here are 5 summertime traditions that will » Read More

Six Easy to Read Books for English Language Learners

Reading is an excellent way to improve your English particularly if you can get stuck into a really good book. When you read a longer piece of text such as a novel, you will discover less common sentence structures, explore vocabulary and unravel meaning from English idioms. The more » 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

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