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Preparing for a Cambridge FCE or CAE course in England

Preparing for a Cambridge FCE or CAE course in England

How should I prepare for my Cambridge FCE/CAE course before coming to England?   A Cambridge Exam course in the UK is rewarding, satisfying, challenging, hard work and fun, all at once. If you are keen to make the most of the course and pass the exam at the end of it, you can’t start early enough! We suggest you prepare by looking at the following things before you come to England. About the structure of the exam: Have a look at the Cambridge websites to learn about the content and sh... Read More
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English for beginners: Top Common mistakes when learning a new language

English for beginners: Top Common mistakes when learning a new language

Learning English as a Second Language: Mistakes to avoid Just starting out? You might be making mistakes that could make learning English as a second language even harder. Have a read through our top common mistakes when learning ESL (English as a second language) to ensure you’re not doing these things wrong! (Because no one wants a harder time, especially when learning English is no easy thing.) The biggest mistake people make is being too hard on themselves. It might make you less confi... Read More
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Ten websites for improving your English online

Ten websites for improving your English online

Top 10 Websites for improving your English Online Many of our language students come to us to learn English not just because they want to but because it’s a smart thing to do. With English being one of the main languages in global economic use many businesses and individuals are turning to England and learning the language to improve their chances of being successful in their futures. But what do you do if you don’t have the time to join an English language course? What do you do if ... Read More
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Interviews with the team: Jay talks to us about English food

Interviews with the team: Jay talks to us about English food

Jay Sokolova, Accommodation & Welfare Officer at ESOE, is originally from Latvia but has been living in Eastbourne for 8 years. Jay talks to us about English food: "When I first came to the UK I didn’t know much about English food. I originally come from Latvia, a country where we eat a lot of soups, salads, smoked meat and fish. There is also a wide selection of cheese, bread and cakes. Our first trip to the supermarket was interesting! Even though I couldn’t find the foods I am... Read More
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Top Tips for Cambridge speaking exams

Top Tips for Cambridge speaking exams

Nervous about your English speaking exam? Wondering how you can get a good score? To help you, we asked our team of experienced exam teachers, many of whom are also oral examiners, for their top tips:  1. Give a positive first impression to the examiner  Smile! Have ‘open’, positive body language Speak up! Relax! Speak clearly! 2. Try to show the examiner what you know  Avoid short, uncommunicative answers Don’t just say ‘yes’ or ‘no&rsq... Read More
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Interviews with the team: Maxine talks to us about Eastbourne and Sussex

Interviews with the team: Maxine talks to us about Eastbourne and Sussex

Maxine is Administration Assistant at ESOE and is very often the first person that people have contact with as she deals with bookings and registration. “I was born and bred in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. My family and I moved to England 7 years ago. It was a big change moving from South Africa but we chose the sunshine coast of England: Eastbourne  Eastbourne is a lovely coastal town situated in the South of England. I find it a very safe town and I feel a much greater security than... Read More
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Interviews with the team: Keren talks to us about being a homestay provider

Interviews with the team: Keren talks to us about being a homestay provider

Keren works as administration assistant here at Eastbourne School of English. She is often one of the first people that students meet when they arrive at the school, and she is in charge of organising our Fifty Plus social programmes. Keren is also a host mum and talks about why she enjoys the experience. "I love being a host mum and we have been a host family for 7 years. I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do for yourself, your family and the students. I certainly don’t d... Read More
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Eastbourne School of English is a Centre of Excellence

Eastbourne School of English is a Centre of Excellence

        Eastbourne School of English is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language. To obtain accreditation, the school must be inspected regularly and meet very strict criteria. The British Council last inspected and accredited Eastbourne School of English in June 2015. ESOE achieved 8 overall areas of strength, well above the average for BC schools of 3.6. You can read the full report here.  Ac... Read More
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ELC Brighton/ESOE first joint teachers’ conference

ELC Brighton/ESOE first joint teachers’ conference

51 teachers from ELC Brighton and Eastbourne School of English came together in Lewes in October for a workshop entitled Teaching with Mobile Devices presented by Gavin Dudeney, followed by dinner together. This was the first joint workshop held for teaching staff of both schools and is part of the broader technology strategy of the organisation that has seen a large investment in technology across the 2 schools. In addition to interactive whiteboards, both schools have been recently enhanced wi... Read More
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Test your English online!

Test your English online!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new online English test. The test is a perfect way to check your level of English before you arrive at the school. The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions that test your understanding of English and, at the end of the test, we give you a level from Beginner to Advanced or A1 to C2 on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).  Once you know your English level you can see which English courses are suitable for ... Read More
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