English Grammar

Stress out!

Pronunciation in English is the cause of many communication problems. Find out how to get the stress right and speak like a natural with Oliver Pritchard.
English adverbs

English adverbs: quickly, easily & painlessly!

If you think you already know your English adverbs from your adjectives, skip straight to the quiz – otherwise learn more about this handy language construct with Phil Stoneman’s guide.
descriptive language

Colour Your Language

Learn some new ways to improve your conversation style with descriptive language After reading the article about Santander hopefully you’ll all be inspired to immediately...
English language self study tips

How to help yourself

Oliver Pritchard guides you through the art of self study and highlights ways of making the most of learning outside of the classroom.
English around the world

The world’s language

In the third instalment of our series of articles about the different 'Englishes' spoken worldwide, Oliver Pritchard continues his romp through the uses of the language round the world.
Study in Canada

Study in Canada: Pathway to success

What are the most important things to consider if you want to study in Canada? Here at the London Language Institute, we’ve been working with students from all around the world for the past 20 years, so we know that with a bit of planning you can transform a great experience into an extraordinary one.
English Grammar, Using slang English

Precise Imprecision

Robin Davies provides a short-ish guide on the importance of being vague when speaking English A common assumption among both teachers and students is that...
reading in English

Reading in English: A guide for learners

Reading is a significant part of the language and reading in English is particularly useful, much more than speaking or listening, because of the massive quantity of literature available. Oliver Pritchard’s guide to reading will have you finding good texts and reading between the lines like a pro.
English connectors

Get yourself connected

Controlling your language is very important. Without control, language sounds very strange – like drunk people shouting at each other. Oliver Pritchard shows you how to use English connectors and conjunctions to better control your language.
English Grammar, English Prepositions

A proposition of prepositions

Spanish prepositions are quite easy and have some very basic rules. However, this is not the case for English prepositions. As Oliver Pritchard explains, they’re easy to get wrong, but not hard to get right. So practise, practise and practise some more!