Improving Your Pronunciation With A Phonemic Chart

What do English, Maori, Vietnamese and Zulu have in common? Along with another , they all use the . If your first language uses the same alphabet, you’d think that learning the sounds of English would be easy. But, for many learners of English, pron... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Improve Your English Using Netflix

Netflix has changed the way we spend our free time. We don’t have to wait a week for a new episode of our favourite TV shows anymore, instead we can binge watch an entire season in one day – and let’s be honest, we’ve all done it! So, if 125 mill... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Free English Eco Classes at Oxford House

Have you ever wanted to study English but struggled to find the time or money? We are offering you the chance to study English Eco for one month COMPLETELY FREE if you are currently unemployed. What’s more, during the summer - if you attend 80% or more... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Oxford House Community: Meet Our Students

The year has flown by and we are already into the second week of our summer intensive courses. Today we look back at the year that has passed and speak to two of our students to find out about their experiences studying at Oxford House. So, without furt... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How to Improve Your English Over The Summer

The long summer holiday is almost here and we’ve got some top tips on how you can keep up your English over the summer months. Whether you’re thinking of attending a course to meet like-minded English language learners at our centre in the heart of th... Read More

  • By: Brenda

World Cup Vocabulary: Let’s Talk About Football!

Football, football, football: the whole world is going crazy for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia! The beautiful game is also the most popular sport in the world and is played everywhere, from streets to stadiums. People love the game because it’s ... Read More

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The 10 Characteristics Of A ‘Good Language Learner’

Learning a second language has a lot in common with learning to play an instrument or sport. They all require frequent practice and sustained effort. Over time learners, musicians and athletes receive feedback, refine their techniques and develop positive... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Exam Day Tips: The Written Paper [Infographic]

Exams are nerve-wracking. Between going to class, studying at home and worrying about the results, it’s easy to forget the little things that could make or break your exam day success. So, Whether you are preparing for the , , or even the , check out ... Read More

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10 Reasons to Study English at Oxford House

Learning a second language, for many people, is one of the best decisions they ever make. Travel, work, culture, education, personal development - there are lots of reasons why you might decide to become a student again. But, as with any new personal cha... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Shadowing: A New Way to Improve Fluency at C2 Level

Speech shadowing is an advanced language learning technique. The idea is simple: you listen to someone speaking and you repeat what they say in real time, with as little delay as possible. If you’re preparing for the (formerly CPE), this is an importa... Read More

  • By: Brenda

The Best Websites to Help Your Kids Learn English

Our children learn English at school from a young age - with some even starting basic language classes from as early as 3 years old. While classroom work is a great way to introduce them to the language, it’s also very important that they continue to pr... Read More

  • By: Brenda

English Super Intensive Summer – 100 Hours

  Do you need to improve your level of English quickly this summer? Oxford House is offering a super intensive English course this summer, 100 hours in 4 weeks which will help you to progress much more quickly and increase the possibility of adva... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Help Your Teens Practise English With These Fun Websites

Teenagers today are definitely part of the smartphone generation and many parents are concerned about the amount of time their children spend looking at screens. There is some good news, however. Recent research shows that is the top language for inte... Read More

  • By: Brenda

6 Unbelievably British Easter Traditions

Have you heard of these fascinating British Easter traditions? Great Britain is an ancient island, full of superstition and tradition. When Easter comes around visitors to the UK are often surprised by some of the strange events, parades and practices th... Read More

  • By: Brenda

4 Ways English Words are Born

Have you ever wondered where English words come from? There are a whopping 171,476 words in the . From aardvark to zyzzyva, words come in all shapes and sizes. In this post we’ll explore some of the mechanisms through which words are born and we’ll ... Read More

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Writing an effective essay: Cambridge B2 First

Students take language certifications like the Cambridge B2 First qualification for lots of different reasons. You might do it to motivate yourself to improve your language abilities, to prove your level of English to an employer, or even to achieve an am... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Powerful Tools to Perfect Your Pronunciation

Foreign accent and understanding   When you meet someone new, what’s the first thing you notice? Is it how they look? How they speak? A person’s accent holds a lot of information and it tells a story about where they come from, where they grew ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Essential Ski Vocabulary [Infographic]

Are you a ski-fanatic that spends all week dreaming about white-capped peaks, fluffy snow and hearty mountain food? this doesn’t just have to be a dream! Whether you plan to join the - the perfect excuse to practise your English while enjoyi... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Tips to Get the Best Out of Quizlet

Quizlet, Duolingo, Busuu...there are lots of apps on the market nowadays to help you learn and improve your English. But with so many options, it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start and what features each app offers you. is an easy-to-us... Read More

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10 False Friends in English and Spanish [Infographic]

Is English really that difficult? English is a Germanic language, which means it has lots of similarities with German and Dutch. However, you might be surprised to learn that many English words actually come from Latin. That’s good news for Span... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How to Improve your English with YouTube

If you’ve been studying English for a long time, you’ve probably tried lots of different ways of learning the language at home. Our students are always looking for new ways to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills - and one of ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Myths and Mysteries of the English Language

Learning another language as an adult can be frustrating. We’re problem-solvers. We look for patterns in language and try to formulate rules. Unfortunately, there’s not always much logic to be found in English. In his book , linguist David Crystal ex... Read More

  • By: Brenda