ESL language studies abroad Blog

Schlagers

Music is a great way to become familiar with a language. If you are learning German or trying to maintain your level of German, one particular niche of European pop music is absolutely...

Must See… London

Samuel Johnson famously told his mate James Boswell, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Johnson moved to London in 1737 at the age of...

Great street parties in the USA

Did you know that the average American working in the private sector gets just fifteen paid days off per year, nine of them as vacation and six as public holidays...

Must See… Madrid

Spain’s capital is a wild, pulsating beast of a city. Its nightlife is as intense as the sunshine on an August afternoon. You’ll find some of the world’s greatest artistic...

Must See… Brighton & Hove

Hip, liberal Brighton has been a hot spot for tourists ever since Dr Richard Russell of nearby Lewes started prescribing the local sea water as a cure for various ailments...

Five Great French Language Movies

French cinema is unique. A constant drive for originality without the constraints of Hollywood’s money men peering over the directors’ shoulders means a highly diverse creative output. For viewers raised...

Translating The Simpsons

Sideshow Bob is a nasty piece of work, isn’t he? A highly cultured, sophisticated psychopath, he enjoys nothing more than attempting to kill the world’s favourite perennial ten year old,...

Take the Train

Watch Europe blur past the window as your train forges quietly through the countryside of one country and into another. Lie back comfortably in your broad seat and have a...