How to sound more polite in English
There always comes a time when you need to make sure that your English is as polite as possible. You could be asking for information or trying to make a suggestion and you don’t want to come off as too direct or rude. In this video we share 3 important tips on how to sound more polite.
Past Perfect: Simple or Continuous
We use the Past Perfect tense to connect past events.
Past Perfect Simple: use this to describe an action which happened before another past action.
Past Perfect Continuous: use this to describe an action which took place over a period of time before another past action.
Pronunciation of Consonant Sounds
When it comes to pronouncing consonants in English we can divide them into two main categories: Voiced and Unvoiced.
Watch this video to learn about the differences between “voiced” and “unvoiced” sounds, and improve your understanding as we explain how to make consonant sounds in English.
OK: and how to use it
Even if you have just started learning English, I’m pretty sure there is one word you already know – in fact, it’s the most recognised word in the world: “Ok”.
Going back to 1839 we see “Ok” being used for the first time as a playful abbreviation for “all correct”. Since then “Ok” has spread across the globe and found its way into all of our lives. Today “Ok” has become one of the most common expressions in the English language. Here is how you use it.
English One showcases one of its most useful (and intensive!) courses: the Cambridge Exam Preparation courses. Learn more about these courses and how they can help you achieve the results you need from your Cambridge Exam.
Our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses offer you the skills and techniques that you’ll need when taking your exam. Our small classes, Cambridge exam experienced teachers and focused courses ensure that when the exam day arrives you are well prepared and confident. Taking our preparation courses will help you develop the skills to enable you to get the most from living, studying and working in English-speaking countries. Give yourself the best chance for success by joining one of our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses. With our expert guidance and knowledgeable experience, we can help you get the result that you need.
English One showcases one of its popular specialized English Courses: Academic English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your studies or professional life.
The Academic English course is here to assist students who are studying, or want to study, at an English university. There is a strong focus on academic reading and writing as well as improving student’s listening skills. The course is also designed to prepare students for various English exams such as the Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE or CPE exams, as well as the important IELTS test. This part of the course works on developing your exam skills as well as improving your use of English.
English One showcases one of its popular Professional English Courses: IT English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your career as an IT professional.
The Information Technology course is designed to offer you a comprehensive and up-to-date English course which will provide you with the necessary language and skills that you will need to understand and work in the world of computers and technology. The course is built upon a strong foundation of terminology which is combined with vocabulary and grammar practice so that you will have the tools to use English in all areas of the Information Communications Technology field.
40 Useful Words and Phrases for everyday English Speaking and Writing
You can improve the quality of your English by making use of certain phrases and words. Here is a list of words and phrases that we think will help you in everyday English – and which can be very helpful if you have to write an academic piece of English. This list is also a valuable tool if you are preparing for an English exam like IELTS for example.
What’s it like living in Cape Town?
Choosing where to study English is a complicated decision to make. You may be filled with many doubts, like what is the country and culture like? Is the city friendly? How much does it cost to live there? What will your experience be like? What can you do? These are just some of the questions you may be asking yourself when trying to decide where to go.
We were lucky enough to have a very special student spend a few months with us earlier this year. Vanessa is a Brazilian journalist who decided to study English in Cape Town, and she made a video talking about her experiences while living in Cape Town.
7 Ways to learn English faster – that are backed up by science.
Many people think that learning English will be as easy as it was in their school days. They’ll quickly pick up the new words and reach a decent level of fluency in a month or two. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case!
Learning a new language as an adult is rather challenging. Learning grammar is tough, and remembering the correct pronunciation is even worse!
Here are some of the tips and hacks that we like to share with our students. I hope that they will help you as well!
The Most Convenient Way To Get A TEFL Certificate
The Correspondence TEFL Course is designed to give aspiring English teachers the possibility of getting a solid teaching qualification and to gain marketability when searching for work, especially abroad, but are not able to attend full time courses.
New Ways to Improve your Vocabulary
So you want to improve your English vocabulary. Where do you even begin? A quick look around the internet will find you the usual ideas like: read, keep a dictionary, make lists etc. And these are good ideas, but is it enough? First we’ll review the common ideas and then we’ll take a look at some of the excellent advice from our teachers to see if they have any new ideas.
English One showcases one of its popular Professional English Courses: Business English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your career as a business professional.
The Business English course focuses on the communicative skills needed in the workplace as well as the language and skills required to be successful in meetings, giving presentations, conducting negotiations and networking. Your confidence and vocabulary will be developed through our interactive classes with intelligent insights and positive feedback.
The Big Question: How long does it take to learn English?
People ask us all the time, “how long does it take to learn English?” And there is no simple answer – there are certain factors that can speed up or slow down how quickly English sticks in your brain!
We’re going to take a look at which factors affect how long it takes to learn English, including: the moments when language learning can either be gained or lost, whether or not English takes longer to learn than other languages, and the questions to ask yourself to help define what “language learned” means to you!
Whether you’re asking so you can figure out how long to study English, or just out of sheer curiosity, let’s take a look at some of these factors to help you understand just how long it will take you to learn the English language.
Here are 3 of the best ways to learn English
Want to learn English? Congratulations! Committing to learning English is a big step to make, since most people remain comfortable with the language they grew up speaking. Now that you’re ready to take the next step – actually learning the language – you’re probably wondering, what’s the best way to learn English?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll share with you the 3 of the best ways to learn English (or any language for that matter), where you can go to start learning, and the pros and cons for each option. Before we dig in, let’s first understand how we learn, and not just languages.
English One showcases one of its popular Professional English Courses: Medical English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your career as a medical professional.
The Medical English course has been designed to assist you in various areas of the medical profession. There is a strong focus on developing your ability to communicate with patients, medical colleagues and paramedical staff. This course will improve your fluency in reading medical journals and textbooks and help you prepare to study or work in an English speaking country. If you are a medical student in the clinical phase of your studies this course will be of great benefit to you.
The 11 Surprising Benefits of Learning English
Learning a new language like English is a big deal.
You’re learning a completely new form of communication, and it enables you to communicate with people you never could have before.
But there are benefits to learning a language that you might not have expected when you started the journey. not just learning how to speak English but surprising benefits like increased confidence, being more outgoing, and increased mental clarity.