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How to make the most of your part time English course

Posted on in English Courses at Link School, English language tips, Learn English Advice

Tips from a teacher on how to make the most of your part time English course

Have you signed up for an evening or weekend English course and want to know how to maximase your learning?

When you’ve made a commitment you certainly want to make ensure you make maximum progress in English. Here are some tips from an English language teacher on how to make the most of a part time English course.

Attend all lessons

My top tip for making the most of your part-time English course is simple: Attend all the lessons. It may be tempting to skip a lesson if you’re tired or if you have a lot on, but keep in mind that your course may only last for two or three months, while resting and socialising will always be possible later. It may also be tempting to miss a lesson if you are already familiar with the grammar or topic vocabulary that is coming up. But this is not a good reason to skip, because grammar and vocabulary are only part of what learning a language involves. The rest is skill-building. That is, most of what you do on an English course will involve improving your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

How to make the most of your part time English course. Do more computer screen display.

Make friends with your class mates

Another good reason to turn up is that doing so makes it more likely that you will to get to know your classmates – which is another very effective way to get the most out of your course. Striking up an acquaintance with fellow learners may allow you to create a support system for learning English, not only helping each other to complete the course but also continuing to practice your English outside the classroom.

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Link School of English in Ealing Broadway

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School of English in Ealing Broadway

Link School of English in Ealing Broadway from January 2015

Many of you already know that we have moved. After six years in Northumberland House in South Ealing we have moved closer to Ealing Broadway. From January 2015 Link School of English is based in Ealing House, 33 Hanger Lane, Ealing, London, W5 3HJ. Here in the new place we have better transport links, which will hopefully be to the advantage of all of us commuting in London. Now we benefit from the following stations and transport links:

Ealing Broadway (8 minute walk)

Central and District lines, National Rail trains and busses: 65, 83, 112, 207, 226, 297, 427, 607, E1, E2, E7, E8, E9, E11

North Ealing (2 minute walk)

Piccadilly line

Ealing Common (10 minute walk)

Piccadilly and District lines
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How to Learn English with Films

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How to learn English with films


Are you a big movie fan? Are English classes (or work) destroying your precious TV watching time? Well this is your lucky day. Here is an English learning technique for you which combines both study and pleasure.

We should all know about switching on the subtitles on the TV or DVD player by now. You can usually turn on the subtitles for your language or into English, depending on the original language. This is a reasonably useful tool, especially for reading and writing development. But subtitles can easily just turn into a lazy way of reading movies, you probably won’t develop all the necessary skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in an even manner. Also let’s face it, automatic subtitles can drive you crazy with typos, delays and random errors.
The way to really get learning in a big way via watching loads of movies is actually a little different from what you might imagine.
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Learning English Outside of School

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Learning English Outside of School

How many hours do you spend learning English at the Link School of English every week?

What if there was a way you could learn more English for FREE?

There are lots of ways you can learn and improve English outside of the classroom: at work, at home and even on the bus. Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can learn:

Learning English Speaking Skills

– People in Britain love to chat, especially about the weather! Try talking in English to your colleagues or to people at the shops. I know that can be scary but here are some good ways to start a conversation in English:
– Beautiful day, isn’t it? (if it’s sunny outside)
– Terrible day, isn’t it? (if it’s raining outside)
– Looking forward to the weekend? (on Friday afternoon or evening)
– Good weekend? (on Monday morning)
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Quality English School – Award for Link School

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Quality English School in London

Are you looking for a good English school in London?

We are pleased to share with you this news: Link School of English in London has been awarded The Quality School Award 2014.

The renown Languagebookings.com is honouring the world’s best Language Schools with the Quality School Award. This year Link School of English in London has received the certificate and been recognised as a Quality English School for its high quality standards in its range of language courses and students services.

The LanguageBookings.com Quality School Award is granted to language schools with high appeal for international students, with an unbroken record of best value for money compared to hundreds of schools served by LanguageBookings.com. In addition, the schools show a high quality in education, course availability and impeccable customer service history.

Quality School Award Certificate

Link School of English offers:

– General English Courses
– English Conversation Classes
– Academic English Courses (IELTS Exam Preparation)
– FCE Exam Preparation
– Business English
– Aviation English
– Individual English Lessons

You can book English Courses at English academy through Languagebookings.com – follow this link to visit our profile:
http://www.languagebookings.com/award-2014/link-school-of-english-london.html
or you can book directly with us – follow this link to find out about our English Courses in west London.

We look forward to welcoming new students to our English School!

More posts about our English language school:

5 Years of Link School of English in London
Take a Step Forward with Confident English – Free English Learning Event at English Academy
News from Our English Language Centre


Is an Evening English Class right for you?

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Is an Evening English Class right for you?

If you’re looking to work and study English at the same time, an evening English course may just be ideal for you.

Here we look at some of the advantages of our evening classes to help you decide if this is right for you.

Firstly, as availability of jobs globally (and especially in countries like Greece and Spain) continues to reduce, many students who come to Link School find the need to work and study at the same time in order to be able to fulfil the cost of not just improving their English language skills but also of supporting themselves during their stay in London.

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Learn English: connect to or with

Posted on in Common mistakes in English, English language tips, Improve English grammar, Learn English Advice

What is correct: connect to or with?



Actually both may be correct depending on the context. Each of them collocates with different words.


‘Connected to’ usually means a physical connection. E.g. ‘Your computer is connected to a printer’.

‘Connected with’ someone or something means a relationship. E.g. ‘He is still connected with his school colleagues’, ‘symptoms connected with kidney stones’.

Read about:

– What is correct: anyone or anybody
– Stationary vs Stationery

– What is correct: Does anybody or Do anybody

– Our Evening English Courses