Running a language school is such a fantastic job that people often don’t want to stop. At 83, Suzanne Sparrow is still running the Plymouth school she founded 31 years ago. And less than an hour away, fellow English UK member Catherine Borgen is also celebrating 31 years as director of her own school.
Make the most of your free time when studying here with our series of things to do and try. Since the UK has had a lot of rainy weather lately, we have put together a list of ten things you can do in the summer - even if it's raining.
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Tuesday 20 - Friday 23 October 2009
Sofitel Jequitimar Guarujá
We would like to invite you to attend the São Paulo Fair. This is a workshop event organised by the British Council, English UK, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.
The São Paulo Fair will bring together accredited UK English language centres and study abroad agents in the beautiful coastal resort of Guarujá, located only 90 km from São Paulo's international airport and set on a beach surrounded by Atlantic Forest. Participation is limited to just 70 organisations (30 educators and 40 agencies) and is open to English UK member centres and selected top quality agents from the Americas.
We are running a weekly news service to give you some insight into what is happening in Britain, and what people are talking about.
There is currently understandable anxiety among parents about the health of their children with the well-reported global increase in the transmission of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as ‘swine flu.’ But English Language Teaching (ELT) providers are operating as normal.
The Business Advisory Network for ‘flu, which has been established by the Cabinet Office and the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, gave a briefing to Government departments, agencies and key businesses on Tuesday of this week.
Brazilian Police Captain Etiene Martins has just returned to work after two weeks improving his English for free in London after winning a Let Your English Grow scholarship.