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6 Benefits of Learning English Online

Whatever your new year’s resolution was this year, it probably didn’t involve staying at home all day. For many of us, plans have changed - and now we’re looking for something new to do. Schools and language academies all over the world have closed ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

9 Tips For Studying A Language At Home

With the recent outbreak of Covid-19, many of us may have to gather our books and study from home. Schools are closed, the library is off limits and people are required to practise social distancing. This certainly poses some challenges when it comes... Read More

  • By: Brenda

10 Ways To Learn English At Home

Being stuck inside can make you feel like you’re going crazy. But why not use this time to your advantage, and work on improving your English? You’ll be able to practise fluency, all while staying closely connected to the rest of the world through new... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Important Information – COVID 19

Dear students, Due to the recent emergency measures from the Government concerning COVID-19, Oxford House premises will remain closed from tomorrow until further notice. As we are sure you understand, this is to protect our students and staff and to... Read More

  • By: Brenda

7 Books You Should Read To Improve Your English

Reading is one of the best ways to practice English. It’s fun, relaxing and helps you improve your comprehension skills and vocabulary. To help you pick out books, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite novels. The stories are full of adventures a... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Your Guide To Moving To The USA

So that’s it! It’s decided, you’re moving to the USA. It’s time to hike the soaring mountains, listen to country music in Nashville, explore the sand dunes of cape cod - and see the bright lights of Vegas! But what’s the next step? There’s a ... Read More

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How to write a C1 Advanced Essay

The is an excellent qualification to aim for if you’re thinking of studying or working abroad. It’s recognised by universities and governments all over the world and also helps you prove your language skills to future employers. One of the most dema... Read More

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Small Talk For Business English

Like it or not, small talk is an important part of business. Whether it’s in a lift, at a conference, in a meeting room or even over the phone, it might seem inconsequential, but it actually has several functions. Small talk is there to break the ice... Read More

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English Vocabulary For Going On A Date

It’s time for that famous celebration of love and romance - Valentine’s Day! It is inspired by the sad story of Saint Valentine of Rome. According to legend, he performed weddings for Roman soldiers who were forbidden to marry under Roman law. He was ... Read More

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IELTS: Writing Part 2 – How To Write A Discursive Essay

When it comes to exams, preparation is the key to success - and the IELTS Writing Paper Part 2 is no exception! It is worth twice as much as Part 1 and is the longest part of the writing paper. So it’s important to perfect your technique before the big ... Read More

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5 Unmissable Events at Oxford House in 2020

At Oxford House, we know learning a language extends beyond the classroom. It’s important to practise your skills in more authentic settings too. That’s why we organise clubs and events where you can speak, enjoy yourself, and socialise with other lan... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Am I ready for the C1 Advanced?

Congratulations! You’ve passed your Cambridge B2 First exam. It was a hard road but you did it. Now what’s next? Some people may want to take a break from their English exams. Others might want to throw themselves back in the deep end and start prepar... Read More

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Everything You Need To Know About Moving To Ireland

Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. When you see its lush green landscape and breathtaking views, it’s easy to see why. It’s a lively and vibrant country with a history deep in folklore, not to mention a rich culture in music, dance and literature. ... Read More

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15 New English Words You Need for 2020

Each year new words enter the English language. Some are added to dictionaries like . Others are old words that are given new meanings. These new words show the evolution of language and the issues affecting the world today. And the most popular words of ... Read More

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Our Year In Review: Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2019

2019 went by in a flash - and what a year it’s been! We’re just as excited to be looking back on the past 12 months as we are for the New Year. If you’re like us and you’re ready to get cosy with a hot chocolate in hand, we’re sure you’ll ... Read More

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A Black Friday Guide to Shopping in English

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. Traditionally, it signals the start of the Christmas shopping period. Expect to get lots of your favourite products at discount prices and to see lots of shops bustling with people! What once began as a day of ... Read More

AI Translators: The Future Of Language Learning?

Many people believe that artificial intelligence (AI) translators are surpassing human translators in their ability to accurately translate foreign languages. With the growing popularity of home voice recognition systems like Alexa and apps such as Google... Read More

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8 Of The Best Apps For Learning English

Apps are a great tool for learning English. They are quick, easy to access and fun. It’s almost like having a mini classroom on your phone - there to use whenever you are bored or have some time to kill. And although apps can’t replace your real-life... Read More

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6 Ways To Improve Your Speaking Fluency In English

There are four linguistic skills that you utilise when learning a new language: reading, writing speaking and listening. Of the four skills, speaking is often the skill that students find the most difficult. Having a conversation in a foreign language can... Read More

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8 Resources To Build Your Business Vocabulary

Whether it’s in meetings, telephone conversations or networking events, you’ll find specific vocabulary and buzzwords everywhere in the world of business! Knowing these words in English can help open career opportunities and help you communicate effec... Read More

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Welcome Back To School: Extra Courses And Exciting News

[video-item url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOWgWTkBwOw&t=2s" width="870" height="577"][/video-item]   We’re back! And we’re ready for another great year of learning English. From new timetables, to welcome events and even a new Academic D... Read More

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5 Ways to Become a Better Learner

It’s time for some back-to-school motivation. The new school year is about to start and everyone is feeling refreshed and energised after the summer holidays. It’s the best time of the year to really think about how you’re going to approach learning... Read More

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Our 10 Favourite YouTubers To Help You Learn English

Haven’t you heard? Nobody is watching the TV anymore - 2019 is the year of the YouTuber! If you’re an English language student, there’s some great news for you: there are hundreds of thousands of videos to help you learn English and thousands of te... Read More

  • By: Brenda