Japanese Authors – by Candice

September is here! What a fast year it has been. Many people don’t like the approaching colder months, but I admit I do. I love the colour of the trees, the cooler temperatures (you will never find me sunbathing in a country like Spain!) and it is a time to hunker down cosily at home watching good p … Read more

worldwide superstitions

Superstitions around the world

After having been learning English in Oxford for a while, our Advanced class have experienced several cultural differences, one of them, superstitions. Because it is Friday the 13th, the students in the Advanced class wrote about superstitions in their home country. All of them are very different fr … Read more

Are you superstitious?

Superstitions Coming up this week is Friday 13th. Not the film, but the day. Like Jason, though, this day brings bad luck for everyone who comes across it – or at least that’s what people believe. It doesn’t, of course; Friday 13th is just as good or as bad as any other Friday. It’s just one of the … Read more

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This week at EC Oxford: Are you afraid of the dark?

This week at EC Oxford our theme is: Are you afraid of the dark? Next Friday it is Friday the 13th, which is an unlucky day here in the UK. Because of this scary and spooky day, our theme this week is also spooky. And we have planned lots of scary stuff for our students. Read here all about the fun … Read more