Money-saving Tips for Students on a Budget

  Learning English is not ONLY about sitting in a classroom trying to figure out the most complex grammatical rules, it’s about fun, travel and exploration. It’s the perfect way to discover a new culture and live in the heart of an exciting city. In London, New York, Miami or Washington D.C., you’ll get to experience the buzz of big city life, where there’s always something going on and people to meet. But how do you afford it? We know that it can be difficult to make the most of your destination when living on a tight student budget. Don’t worry – studying abroad doesn’t automatically mean you’ll go bankrupt! There are many ways you can be both a tourist and a student without completely emptying your pockets. Here are a few ideas to get you started.   1. Consider low-cost destinations Some cities are cheaper than others, and just as fun! Instead of picking the capital city or the most popular, look for up-and-coming destinations which have a lower cost of living. Smaller cities across the UK such as Bristol and Manchester, as well as the island of Malta, not only have cheaper language courses, but accommodation, food, and travel are more affordable. You’ll also be surprised to find that they have plenty to offer in terms of activities, nightlife and sightseeing. 2. Set a budget before you go Think ahead – especially if you choose to study in an expensive city. Decide how much you’re able to spend, set a budget, and do your best to stick to it. Even if you sometimes can’t resist temptation to treat yourself to something expensive, a budget will definitely help to prevent impulsive shopping sprees and the panic of realising you’ve run out of money. 3. Pick your dates wisely Just … Read more

Four Great Reasons to Learn English

A Student’s Guide to Learning English Abroad: Part One Teaching English is our passion, and at our English schools we love to welcome aspiring students from all over the world. They may study for pleasure, to improve their career, or just to make new friends, but they all have one thing in common: a desire to learn the world’s number one language. They also face a number of huge decisions, and choosing why, how and where you want to improve your English can be a confusing experience. This is why we’ve created this Ultimate Guide to Learning English Abroad: To take you through the tough decision-making process explaining all you need to know about language learning. [hs_action id=”930″] Since you may still not be convinced, here are four reasons to learn English. With over 470 million speakers across the globe, learning English will probably be one of the best decisions you ever make! 1. English makes the world go round Even if you have never even stepped foot in an English language classroom, it is very likely that you can already recite lines in English from your favourite film or belt out the chorus of a catchy song you love. The global presence of the English language is just overwhelming! After a long and bloody history, English is now the primary language of the Internet, books, newspapers, international business, science, diplomacy, sport, pop music, and advertising. In fact, Globalisation has delivered the language of popular culture to all corners of the globe. 2. It Opens a World of Opportunities Whether you aspire to work in an international workplace, need to get accepted into a top tier university, or just wish to travel the world – the knowledge of English is truly transformational. It multiplies an individual’s potential to succeed and creates countless … Read more