Top 5 reasons to study English in London
If you’re thinking about learning English and want to know where the best place to study is, there is one simple answer, London! The UK’s capital city is full of opportunities and excitement, and it is a really good place to pick up the language. In this article you can read about the top 5 reasons to learn English in London, and how you can use your newly acquired skills in each setting.
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Cracking art galleries and museums
London is full of popular art galleries and museums. Visit places like the National Gallery, Tate Britain, and Tate Modern to see some of the finest artwork in the world. As well as art museums, you should also visit the world famous Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Galleries and museums often have audio tours, which give you a great opportunity to brush up on your listening skills.
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You’ll never get bored exploring London
London is an ancient city with a fascinating history, much of which can still be seen today if you know where to look. There is something to do in every corner of the city, so when you’re not studying on your London English course, get out there and explore. This is your chance to learn how to read the tube maps and bus timetables, and perhaps more importantly, improve your English skills by asking for directions. You can also improve your conversational skills by asking for people’s suggestions of places to go. You will never get a better opportunity to learn the language than by speaking English in London with real Londoners.
If you love shopping, you will love London! Famous streets like Oxford Street and Bond Street are full of designer stores and the best high street outlets, ideal for a day of retail therapy. You can practise your general English skills in the shops, but if you want to take it that little bit further, head for a market. Try visiting Portobello Road Market and Camden Market to barter with stall owners, which is a great way of interacting with real Londoners and boosting your confidence.
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Excellent language schools
London has plenty of highly-rated universities and language schools. The beauty of studying in London is that you get to immerse yourself in the culture and learn English first-hand from the locals whilst also benefitting from expert tuition such as that provided on the UIC London courses.
The multicultural population
The population of London is incredibly diverse. This means that you won’t be the only one who isn’t speaking English, and it gives you plenty of opportunity to practice with those who are also learning. Make sure you speak to Londoners, and who knows, by the time you leave you might even be speaking cockney rhyming slang!