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Free course for IELTS Academic success

… Cambridge English Language Assessment is currently running a free course called Inside… IELTS. This course is aimed at students planning to sit the IELTS Academic
IELTS is the most popular English language exam in the world. Cambridge English Language Assessment, one of the joint owners of the IELTS test, is currently running a free 5 week course aimed at IELTS Academic test takers. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/free-course-for-ielts-academic-success/

What is homestay? Pt 1

All across the UK there are teachers teaching English from the comfort of their own kitch…en table. Homestay teaching is normally 1…1 or 2…1 teaching. Students are keen to maximize their learning potential with classes ranging fr
Do you love English language teaching? Are you tired of crowd controlling unruly groups of foreign language students who are too tired and/or hungover to care about the activity you’ve spent ages planning and preparing for? Yes? Well, then, homestay… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/what-is-homestay-pt-1/

Can you guess the idiom?

If you're an eternal optimist… this is how you see life. Can you guess the idiom… …You see the world through rose tinted glasses.…
Are you an eternal optimist? https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/can-you-guess-the-idiom/

Warmer idea of the month

Terry enjoyed a very successful career as a journalist… IT Researcher and consultant before deciding to change career and concentrate his conside…rable communication skills on 1
Terry is an Acorn teacher who lives in Oxford. He enjoyed a very successful career as a journalist, IT Researcher and consultant before deciding to change career and concentrate his considerable communication skills on 1:1 English language tuition. He giv… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/warmer-idea-of-the-month/

"I had an amazing experience. This is a great way of learning English."

Thomas came to study General English for 3 weeks… 20 hours per week. He's from Switzerland and he stayed with Pauline… just outside Brighton. … Here's what he said about his 1
Thomas came to study General English for 3 weeks: "At first I was worried about not understanding everything however the lessons were so interesting and varied that the 4 hours of tuition quickly passed. We had a variety of grammar, conversation, reading … https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/i-had-an-amazing-experience.-this-is-a-great-way-of-learning-english./

New for all students: pre course diagnostic interview

We are very excited about this new service… a personalised pre…course interview with Acorn's Director of Studies… Liz Marqueiro. … … Liz has worked in English language training for more than 20 years. She spent 10 years
We are very excited about this new service: a pre-course interview with our Director of Studies, Liz. Liz speaks to each student via Skype or phone and makes a careful diagnostic assessment of their level and needs. She then liaises with their homesta… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/new-for-all-students-pre-course-diagnostic-interview/

English for Business Communication

New for 2013… we are now offering courses in Effective Business Communication and English for Professio…nals… as well as our Business English course. These courses are highly specialised
New for 2013: Effective Business Communication and English for Professionals, including English for International Sales and Marketing, English for Human Resources, English for Accounting and English for Interviews. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/english-for-business-communication/

Two wonderful weeks in Hastings

Dominique spent 2 weeks in Hastings on our Language and Culture course. Here…'s what she wrote about her stay… … … …J'ai pass… deux semaines merveilleuses dans le sud de l
J'ai passé deux semaines merveilleuses dans le sud de l'Angleterre pour améliorer mon Anglais avec un professeur privé délicieux. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/two-wonderful-weeks-in-hastings/

Over 1.7 million IELTS tests were taken last year.

IELTS is an international standardised test of English language proficiency… divided into two categories… the General Training Version for people who need to show a particular language level for
One to one homestay teaching means students concentrate on the English language they need to work on most to ensure exam success and guarantees lots of practice with past papers. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/over-1.7-million-ielts-tests-were-taken-last-year./

One-to-one tuition provides English lessons that are genuinely needs based.

… One…to…one tuition is the perfect forum for providing English lessons that are genuinely needs ba…sed. The lesson can be shaped around the student
One-to-one tuition is the perfect way to make rapid progress with a teacher who is totally focused on the student, without the distractions of managing the differing needs and abilities of a group. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/one-to-one-tuition-provides-english-lessons-that-are-genuinely-needs-based./

2012 Olympics and Paralympics

… More EFL teaching resources relating to the Olympics and…Paralympics… this time provided by the…British Council. Lots of lesson plans… worksheets and quizzes here that are useful for one
More useful topical teaching resources for one-to-one English homestay tutors. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/2012-olympics-and-paralympics/

Homestay and Olympics 2012

… … London is busy with last minute preparations for the first Olympic Games to be held in… Britain since 1948. Lots of English language students are coming to study English in Engl
There are less than 100 days to go to the London 2012 Olympics and there's plenty of related material available for English language teachers.London is busy with last minute preparations for the first Olympic Games to be held in Britain since 1948. Lots o… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/homestay-and-olympics-2012/

Study confirms: immersion learning works best

This new study examined student's brain waves to assess long…term language retention. … … Researchers found that students who studied a language
This new study examined student's brain waves to assess long-term language retention and concluded that immersion learning was more effective than the traditional classroom. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/study-confirms-immersion-learning-works-best/

New Website Launched

We are excited about our new website…
We are excited about our new website! https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/new-website-launched/

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