English accents

Getting to grips with regional accents in the United Kingdom

Accents are a funny thing, especially in English. Learn about regional variations in the United Kingdom, from Cockney rhyming slang and the Queen’s English, to incomprehensible Scottish and a bit of archaic Yorkshire chat.
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.
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.

Studying abroad: All abroad the study train!

In this article, we look at some of the questions to keep in mind if you’re keen to continue your education outside of Colombia.
English language, English connecting phrases

Incidentally speaking… anyway…

It’s often the little things that count - and that’s true for language too. Oliver Pritchard explains some of those in between words and phrases that will make your English language sound more natural.
American English

Nations divided by a common language

In the second installment of our journey through the regional variations of the English language, this time we stop off in the USA, where we look at some of the common characteristics, grammar, spelling and accent differences between British and American English.
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.

DeoxyriboNucleic Acid or just DNA: Acronyms in English language

We spell out our love letter to a variety of acronyms found in the English language.
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...
english make the most

Study better, not harder: How to make the most out of...

If you want to make the most out of studying English then these tips will help you up your efficiency and make every second of study count.