Learn English with songs at home!

Do you like music? What’s your favourite song at the moment? Do you want to use songs to help you improve your listening, vocabulary and pronunciation skills? Then this is the site for you! Go to www.lyricstraining.com, choose a song and a level of difficulty then complete the words as you hear them! The song … Read more

IELTS on the web!!

Here are a list of websites that we recommend you check out for your own personal preparation for the IELTS.  Please post any other sites that you have found useful.  The more we can add to the list the better. http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/index.php http://www.testpreppractice.net/IELTS/Default.aspx http://www.ielts-exam.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=15&id=35&Itemid=64 http://www.canadavisa.com/ielts/free-practice-tests.html Here is a list of more general websites that you may … Read more


Recently the TOEFL changed their reading section.  Now you will have a maximum of four reading passages, instead of five.  So the reading section will now either be 60 minutes for three, or 80 minutes for four passages. Also, the time will not be separated for each passage.  You will have to monitor and organise … Read more

Practise your listening and vocabulary using songs!

If you would like ideas on how to improve your English outside the classroom in a fun and interactive way, you should try http://www.lyricstraining.com/! You can choose from three levels of difficulty and there are many different songs with their music videos. All you do is listen and fill in the blanks, and the song moves … Read more

Academic focus group results

In the past week, we have held two acdemic focus groups to really get to grips with how our students view the teaching and learning at EC London and which areas required greater attention. Thank you to all our students who contributed; rest assured we will be working on areas such as tutorials, homework and … Read more

Pronunciation Workshops at EC London

English words with very different meanings can often sound very similar. Differences in pronunciation can be very subtle! Try these words, for example – ‘wedding’, ‘weeding’, ‘wading’ and ‘waiting’* (see below for definitions!). Say them out loud – how do they differ? What do they mean?  You can discuss the differences with EC staff at … Read more