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6 Reels Accounts to Learn English

Are you looking for ways to learn English during the summer holidays? We’ve got you covered – Instagram Reels is a new and exciting way to practise English! Read on to find out how it can help you learn English and the top six accounts you can fol... Read More

  • By: Brenda

8 Resources To Help Beginner English Learners

Learning a new language is hard, but fun. If you are learning English but need some help, our monthly course is what you need. It is for people who are learning English for the first time. You will learn all the basic skills including reading, writi... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Famous Speeches To Help you Learn English

Everyone likes listening to inspiring speeches. Gifted speakers have a way of making people want to listen and take action to change their lives. But speeches aren’t just interesting because of their content. They are also great tools to help you im... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Write A B2 First Formal Email/Letter

Dear reader… We sincerely hope you enjoyed our previous blog posts about the Writing section of the B2 First. As promised, here’s the latest instalment in the series. That’s right, today we’ll be teaching you how to write a formal letter or email ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

4 Conditionals In English And When To Use Them

Conditionals? Is that something you use after shampooing your hair? Not quite. You may have heard your English teacher talk about conditionals. Who knows, you may have even learnt a couple:   [list type="" icon="icon-ok"] [list_item]If it rains, y... Read More

  • By: Brenda

7 Of The Best Apps For Learning English Vocabulary

There are roughly 170,000 words in use in the English language. Thankfully, most native English speakers only have a vocabulary of . Still, that’s a lot of language for you to study! The good news is, with the right app in your pocket, it has never bee... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How to write a B2 First informal email/letter

You're probably very familiar with sending emails (and sometimes letters) in your first language. But how about in English? Writing in another language is not always so simple. If you want to pass your B2 First Certificate exam (FCE), this is an essential... Read More

  • By: Sandra

4 Future Tenses In English And How To Use Them

“Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” - Doc Brown, Back to the future. Just like the and tenses, there is more than one future tense in English. These change depending on the function and what we want to say. Today we... Read More

  • By: Brenda

10 Business Idioms For The Workplace

Business idioms are used throughout the workplace. In meetings, conversations and even whilst making at the coffee machine - you’ll be sure to hear them wherever you go. Knowing business will help you understand native speakers better. You’ll b... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Tips For Reading The News In English

We spend hours consuming the news. With one click of a button we have access to thousands of news stories all on our phones. And with so much happening in the world right now, it can be difficult to avoid those breaking news updates. So why not use th... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Write a Report: Cambridge B2 First

Imagine the scene. It’s exam day. You’re nearly at the end of your . You’ve just finished writing Part 1 - , and now it’s time to start Part 2. So you turn over the page to find three options: - A you know - An you’ve seen before - But ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

8 English Words You Need For 2021

Back in December 2019, we sat down and attempted to make a list of . No one could have predicted the year that was about to unfold. Nor, could we imagine the vortex of new words needed to make sense of the pandemic. For the , it was a year for unpreced... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Christmas Movies On Netflix To Practise Your English

Christmas movies are one of the best things about the holiday season. They’re fun, they get you in the mood for the holidays, and they’re a great excuse to practise your English! Netflix has a wide selection of Christmas movies to choose from. Resist... Read More

  • By: Sandra

MigraCode: An Inspiring New Partnership For Oxford House

Oxford House are extremely proud to announce our partnership with MigraCode - a Barcelona-based charity which trains refugees and migrants in coding and computer skills. We are offering a group of MigraCode students free English classes to help build thei... Read More

  • By: Brenda

The Ultimate Guide To Video Conferencing In English

The age of telecommunication is well and truly here. Most of our business meetings now take place via video conferencing. Whether you’re using Zoom, Teams or Google Meet, the idea of a conference call in your second and sometimes third language can be ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

6 Ways You Can Learn English with Alexa

“Alexa, what exactly are you?” Alexa is a virtual AI assistant owned by Amazon. She is voice-activated - like Siri for Apple devices, and can be used in conjunction with a number of third-party apps known as Alexa Skills. One of the challenges ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

What’s new at Oxford House for 2020 – ‘21?

Welcome to the new school year! It’s great to have you back. We’d like to remind you that , and classes are all starting this week - 5th of October. , and are starting from next week (13th October). Remember, it’s not too late to sign up. Pop in... Read More

  • By: Sandra

European Languages Day: Where Does English Come From?

The 26th of September is . It’s a day to celebrate Europe’s rich linguistic diversity and show the importance of language learning. European languages are all special in their own way but did you know they often borrow words from each other? Perhap... Read More

  • By: Sandra

Back To School: 9 Tips For Language Learners

It’s the start of a new academic term and new courses are about to begin. This is the perfect opportunity to set your goals, focus, and learn a new language. But it may have been a long time since you were last in the classroom. Or you might be apprehe... Read More

  • By: Brenda

How To Learn English With TikTok

Are you bored of Facebook? Tired of Instagram? Don’t feel part of the Twitter generation? Perhaps what you’re looking for is TikTok. Currently one of the fastest growing apps with , TikTok is quickly becoming a platform for learning - and that include... Read More

  • By: Brenda

A Brief Guide To Different British Accents And Dialects

It’s a fact! The UK is obsessed with the way people talk. And with , it’s no surprise why. That’s right, accents and dialects* vary greatly across Great Britain, and there is no such thing as a single ‘British accent’. Instead it’s an amalgama... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Study English This Summer At Oxford House

Summer is here! And more than ever, we’re in need of a bit of sunshine. But with travel restrictions still in place, many of us are deciding to stay local this year. It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom though. This could be the perfect opportunit... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Reasons To Learn English Outdoors At Oxford House

As Barcelona and the rest of Spain enters the ‘new normality’, it’s time to plan ahead for the summer. Kids and teens have spent much of the last four months on lockdown - stuck indoors, studying online and missing out on quality time with friends. ... Read More

  • By: Brenda