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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

5 Free Online Resources For Cambridge English Exams

Are you preparing for a Cambridge English qualification? Have you devoured all of your past papers and need some extra exam practise? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a number of websites for you, with helpful resources related ... Read More

  • By: Brenda

6 Different Uses Of The Word ‘Get’

The word ‘get’ is one of the most common and versatile verbs in English. It can be used in lots of different ways, and is usually seen in informal writing or speaking. You can use the word ‘get’ on its own, with a preposition to make a phrasal ver... Read More

  • By: Brenda

5 Of The Best Netflix Series To Learn English

On average, Netflix subscribers spend streaming their favourite content. With so many binge-worthy series out there, it’s no surprise! But if you’re feeling guilty about all that screen time, why not switch on the subtitles and while you’re watchi... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Continue Studying Online At Oxford House

Due to the ongoing emergency lockdown measures imposed by the Spanish Government . We don’t know when we will be able to continue with our face-to-face classes, but, we don’t want that to stop you learning English or Spanish. That’s why 100%... Read More

  • By: Brenda

Five Ways To celebrate Sant Jordi At Home

The feast of Sant Jordi is one of Barcelona’s most popular and enduring celebrations. Sant Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia, and his feast day has been celebrated here for a long time. The story goes like this: According to legend, a dragon was t... Read More

  • By: Brenda

What’s It Like To Study Online At Oxford House?

Educational institutions all over the world have shut their doors. From nurseries to universities, business schools to language academies, the closures have had an impact on more than . Now more than ever, people need the human connection and mental stim... Read More

  • By: Brenda

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

  • By: Brenda

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

  • By: Brenda