• 10-10-2018
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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Fernando It all began when I was tired of everything. It was really hard to hide this important part of me and pretend that I’m a different person. For a long time, I was a big fan of one famous guy and we chatted a lot. He was actually the first person...

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I enjoyed it so much to stay and learn at WSE Thank you to Regine from Germany who left us this lovely little testimonial after studying with us for two weeks on the English and Culture course. Good luck with your English studies back in Germany :) I enjoyed it so much to stay and learn a...

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  • 18-09-2018
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Best Autumnal Places to Visit in Southern England Autumn is an absolutely exquisite time to explore the beauty of England.  All the wonderful colours of copper, brown, gold and burnt yellow; falling leaves, blustery and crisp air - it's a favouroite season for a lot of us and shouldn't be misse...

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  • 17-09-2018
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Why WSE? A Student's Perspective It's always great showing off the work produced by some of our students.   Lynn's Higher Intermediate Plus class produced their very own Wimbledon School of English flyers and we have some of them here for you to appreciate. Batu from Turke...

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Five Things to Pack if You’re Coming to London in Summer We love hearing about our students' experiences studying English in Wimbledon! Charlotte's Proficiency level class have written a series of blogs about their favourite things about studying English in London. In this series, students will write about...

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Best Value Schools Outside of Central London Do expensive language schools provide the best tuition? Are cheaper schools sacrificing quality? It can be difficult to know how much to spend when booking an English language course. Outside of Central London, there is a quite a range in the price p...

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Goodbye Cathy After 23 years as a teacher at Wimbledon School of English, we say a very sad but fond farewell to our lovely Cathy. We asked Cathy if she would do a video goodbye for us but she got a little bit camera shy  so we have a nice interview with...

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WSE opens its first language centre in Vientiane, Laos Press release Wimbledon School of English opens its first overseas language centre in Vientiane, Laos Wimbledon School of English is delighted to announce the opening of a language centre in Vientiane, Laos, in partnership with the prestigious Panya...

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5 Typical Host Family Meals We love hearing about our students' experiences studying English in Wimbledon! Charlotte's Proficiency level class have written a series of blogs about their favourite things about studying English in London. In this series, students will write about...

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5 English Netflix Series You Should Watch to Improve Your English   Do you often find yourself binge-watching your favourite series on Netflix instead of doing your homework? Well, for English language students watching English TV shows is one of the most beneficial things you could do! Watching TV is a brilli...

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How a WSE student from Syria landed a scholarship for university Back in April 2017, we wrote an article for FruitFame about WSE’s work with RefuAid. We told the stories of 4 refugee students and their experiences of moving to the UK and studying at Wimbledon School of English. You’ll be glad to know t...

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Top Cinemas to Visit in London to Watch English Films If you are going to study English in the UK, watching English films is a brilliant way to practice your language skills. At Wimbledon School of English, we provide a film library for students who want to improve their listening skills. However, if yo...

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Watching Football in Wimbledon: A Unique Experience We love hearing about our students' experiences studying English in Wimbledon! Charlotte's Proficiency level class have written a series of blogs about their favourite things about studying English in London. In this series, students will write about...

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5 Brilliant Ways to Improve your English in London When new students come to WSE, we always get asked the same question: “How can I improve my English quickly?” If they’re already taking an English course in the UK, then they’re definitely on the right track. Face to face tuit...

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30 Essential English Idioms to Help You Sound Like a Native Idioms are used frequently in everyday life by native English speakers, which makes them really useful for English language students who want to sound natural and confident. Idioms are often confusing when translated literally, so make sure you learn...

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My Language Experience at Wimbledon School of English Jael from Switzerland studied with us at Wimbledon School of English for 3 weeks last year. She was very kind to share all her experiences with us - from her anticipation and worries of coming to London, how she coped, the friends she made, how she f...

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  • 09-07-2018
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Japan Best School Award 2018 Wimbledon School of English has once again been named one of the best English language schools by Japanese study abroad agency Ryugaku Journal.  Every year, Ryugaku Journal collates feedback from its students and uses this data to give their be...

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What is Etymology? Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which they have developed throughout history. For English language students, discovering the origin of words can help them to develop a rich and varied vocabulary. This blog will introduce ...

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OET - Your Questions Answered! It was only recently that the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) decided to accept OET as proof of English language proficiency for doctors, nurses and midwives wishing to practise in the UK. Before then, they h...

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The Last Straw The Last Straw: No more plastic straws at WSE In our continued efforts to consider the environmental impact of Wimbledon School of English and to reduce our carbon footprint, WSE are joining the nationwide campaign #laststraw Let’s do our ...

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Teachers' Refresher Testimonial Dolores from Argentina joined a Teachers' Refresher course this month. She sent such a lovely testimonial and we just had to share with you!  WSE is a school where you not only learn the English language, but also the culture of the United Kingd...

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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Sofia I don't know when I realised that I was gay. When I was a kid I had a lot of friends among boys, but I didn't feel attracted to them. Time passed by, and all my friends started dating someone, but I still didn't like anyone in that way. At the age of...

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Exam Tips for the Occupational English Test (OET) The Occupational English Test (OET) is accepted as proof of proficiency in English for visas, study and employment in the healthcare sector. Students of our Medical English course can gain an OET qualification in order to facilitate their career in h...

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Adios Wimbledon School of English Marta from Venezuela, studied with us for a month this summer and she left us this really lovely review in Spanish. Thank you Marta!   Fue una experiencia sublime. Siendo alguien que jamás había salido conscientemente de mi pa&iac...

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We have received a wonderful testimonial from Sayumi, a Japanese student who studied at WSE for two weeks. While at WSE, Sayumi studied our Business and Professional English course alongside an English for Film Making and Social Media module.   ...

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We have just redesigned our brochure (coming soon!) so we have been collecting student feedback and testimonials. We spoke to lots of students from all around the world and got some lovely comments. It's such a shame we couldn’t include all of ...

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WSE recently said goodbye to Monika, a lovely student from the Czech Republic. Monika studied with us for three weeks and had some wonderful things to say when she left!   Here's what she had to say... “It’s a really calm and friend...

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Our Top 10 MUST DO things outside of London We all know how beautiful Wimbledon is and how much you all love it here - rightfully so!  But there's also an abundance of wonderful, exciting and inspiring places just outside of Wimbledon that we hope you find the time to explore! So, whether...

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As the last few days of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships fast approaches, so too does the excitement surrounding the event. There is never a better time to be in Wimbledon, when visitors from all over the world come to watch their favourite tennis ...

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As a non-native English speaker, it's quite daunting coming to London to learn the language, let alone having to communicate in it...every single day.   Abdulrahman, 25, from Saudi Arabia, has been studying with us for over 8 month already and h...

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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Jet Our 5th in the series of "Humans of Wimbledon School of English' was written by Jet from The Netherlands.     The goals I wanted to achieve in WSE: I always have been an indecisive person, which made it difficult for me to choose what I w...

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Meet Nadya Over the past couple of months, one of our Russian agents - Liden & Denz, ran a competition for one lucky student to win a two-week English language course at Wimbledon School of English.  That competition winner was Nadya! Over the next cou...

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EL Gazette says...WSE is the top ranked English language school in the UK! WSE is top of the tables again The new look EL Gazette is back with the UK Top 100 Ranking List for 2017 and Wimbledon School of English is top of the list for the fourth year running. With a perfect score of 100/100, we are joint top with ELC Bristo...

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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Irene Our forth instalment of Humans of Wimbledon School of English is written by Irene from Spain. When I was very little I dreamed of being a famous singer. I loved the idea of standing on stage doing a performance in front of the public. I love these ...

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Is a Legal English course right for me? Bit lost for words when discussing law in English? You’ve obviously got a pretty good level of English; you’re reading this blog with no problems, you don’t need subtitles when you watch a film in English, and you’ve probably...

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Our students can produce some of the most well thought out and creative pieces of work just by using, and experimenting with the English language.   Take a look at this brilliant piece of writing produced by Carla from Chile; it is based on an i...

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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Hiroto Our third instalment of Humans of Wimbledon School of English is brought to us by Hiroto, from Japan. Two years ago, I was addicted to playing tennis, I was in the tennis club at high school and i staked everything I had on winning the match. I prac...

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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Daisuke Our second instalment of Humans of Wimbledon School of English is brought to us by Daisuke from Japan.   My first day in London was horrible. I felt completely lonely and had no confidence to talk to anyone. NOT EVEN ORDER SOME FOOD!!  Whe...

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With plenty of spare time over the Christmas holidays, you may be stuck for things to do to occupy yourselves (besides lots of studying, of course!). Fear not, we are here to save you from boredom and have come up with a list of festive activities to...

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Humans of Wimbledon School of English by Alice You may have heard of the Humans of New York Project? This has now become a successful blog worldwide and includes portraits, interviews, quotes and a glimpse into the lives of strangers living in New York City. The blog now has over 20 million follo...

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Student Testimonial - Lin from China We had the very lovely and charming Lin all the way from China, study with us for 6 months this year and we're so pleased with her glowing review of us!   This is what she had to say: I spent 6 months at Wimbledon school of English and I have a...

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  • 01-11-2016
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Sanna - Our Resident Fashion Designer You may have seen Sanna, our Services Coordinator, around the school.  She's not only a helpful, efficient part of the WSE family, she's also a very creative Fashion Designer and now has her own studio here in London.  Here she tells us all...

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What I Love About WSE: By Abdullah Abdullah (3rd from the left), 25 from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, came to study with us for 5 months this year and it wasn't long before he became a popular and very well-liked student. Just before he left, we had the opportunity to interview Abdullah a...

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Homestay Accommodation at Wimbledon School of English Homestay has always been a popular choice here at Wimbledon School of English.  We have some 300 genuinely caring families that enjoy speaking with and learning about the different countries and cultures of their students. Some host just one stu...

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WSE - Number ONE again   We did it again! Wimbledon School of English is the best English language school in the UK.   Once a year the EL Gazette publishes a ranking of the best English language schools in the UK and WSE is top of the list once again. The Centres...

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Student Testimonial - Sophie from Italy We've received another lovely testimonial from the beautiful Sophie from Italy.  Sophie studied with us in August for 4 weeks on the IELTS Express course and here is her account of her experience here at WSE:   The period spent at Wimbled...

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We all love to learn something new, and the museums here in London are some of the best places to teach you.  Whether you're learning about art, history or culture, you are spoilt for choice with all the museums that London has to offer, plus th...

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Student Testimonial - Felix from Argentina Felix from Argentina spent two weeks studying with us back in 2015.  This is how he describes his time here at Wimbledon School of English:  My name is Felix. I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have been studying at Wimbledon School of En...

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Giulia's Diary - My Last Week at WSE Giulia first came to study with us in 2015 and what's brilliant for us is that she decided to return this year!  Here she shares with us her diary of her final week at WSE!    Monday 25th July Today I'm really sad because in a few day...

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Every Single Person Was So Kind to Me Becky from Italy just spent two weeks at Wimbledon School of English and made the most of absolutely every moment here in London. Her English improved so much while she was here and this is what she had to say about the experience:    First...

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Cambridge or IELTS? Everyday, we receive questions from students asking us what the difference is between IELTS and Cambridge and here we are to provide  you with the answers. Julian - our Assistant Director of Studies and Teacher, explains everything you need to k...

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I fasted for Ramadan, by Cristina Lorusso The lovely Cristina Lorusso - WSE's jacqueline-of-all-trades, did a fantastic thing this month to support all our muslim students, who were fasting for Ramadan, and she decided to fast herself. This meant no food, no water, no coffee, no chewing gum,...

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Welcome to WSE Summer Centre I am very excited to welcome our first students to our inaugural Summer School next Sunday! The time has flown by with all of the preparations we have been making and my team and I are really looking forward to the four weeks we have at Lord Wandswor...

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The key to your happiness is probably hidden inside the walls of this school:  Student testimonial - Sarah Bensinane Sarah B, CAE student from France, studied with us for 6 months from January 2016.  This is her testimonial of her time at Wimbledon School of English: I spent three amazing months in the Wimbledon School of English and because I liked it so much...

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There’s an app for almost everything now... You can chat with your friends, convert currencies or check when the next bus is arriving. So what about learning a language? We have our very own language learning app called WSE English and we ask t...

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Jo's Advice - Top Tips and Advice on How to Prepare for your Cambridge Exam Photo by: <a href="http://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/school">School image created by Ijeab - Freepik.com</a>  We know that one of the most common pressures and challenges for our students is how to prepare for your exams.&nb...

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Poems inspired by Shakespeare: By Teacher Kathryn's Beginners class The students here at Wimbledon School of English have really embraced the upcoming 400 year celebration of Shakespeare. These are some of the really creative, sweet and funny poems that Teacher Kathryn and her Beginners class have produced together :...

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I'll miss WSE and this unforgettable time here in Wimbledon - Bettina from Switzerland We love our school and always have great things to say about it. But it's especially nice when we receive such positive comments from our students. Bettina from Switzerland who joined us last year in 2015, studied with us for 6 months.  She bega...

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A Love Story That Goes Back Over 30 Years This post takes us back over 30 years! It was 1985 and Wimbledon School of English looked a bit like this… It’s a love story of two students who are still together today. Naoko from Japan came to study at Wimbledon School of English bec...

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5 Reasons Why Wimbledon School of English is the Best Place to Prepare for the IELTS Exam Do you need to improve your IELTS score? Prepare for the exam with us!  Here are 5 reasons why Wimbledon School of English is the best language school in the UK to prepare for the IELTS Exam. 1. ExperienceWe have been running IELTS preparation ...

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Why Wimbledon School of English by Sofía from Argentina "Why Wimbledon School of English?   I found out about WSE by means of an agency in Argentina and I could not be happier with my decision. I spent the coldest month of the year here but I could not have felt a warmer ambience with such warm peopl...

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From Diwali, Oktoberfest and Carnival to Lunar New Year in London:  Two students’ take on celebrating this outstanding festival in London.  As always, this year saw London go full-swing in celebrating the biggest Lunar New year festiv...

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The Wimbledon Final - by Marta and Nevena from Serbia Nase studentkinje Marta i Nevena iz Srbije isle su juce da gledaju Wimbledon finale u single muskoj konkurenciji i imale zaista nezaboravno iskustvo. Obe devojke vole tenis i veliki su navijaci njihovog sunarodnika Novaka Djokovica. Ovaj dogadjaj one...

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We often hear people say that they would like to improve their language skills but it is sometimes hard to find the time. We all know that the best way to learn a language is to live and study in the country but it’s not always possible. Whethe...

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Our proficiency level class was asked to write a piece for the Wimbledon School of English blog. Ania from Poland and Lorena from Brazil share their tips on how to adjust to life in the capital.  Living in London – 8 tips for how to cope o...

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Here at Wimbledon School of English, we invite our students to submit blog posts. It can be anything from an essay to a review or tips of what to do in London. It's a great way to practise your writing skills and our Study Centre Manager will always ...

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From Havana to London, a Cuban student's take on Wimbledon School of English Yanesis Infante was our first ever student from Cuba! London could not be any more different to her native Havana, but Yanesis really enjoyed her stay with us. She studied General English for 2 weeks and here's what she had to say:  I was indeed...

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Wimbledon: The Positive Impact of International Students 16 – 20 November 2015 is International Education Week and we want to say thank you to everyone who has chosen Wimbledon School of English to improve their English language skills. International students are such an important part of our local c...

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5 Language Tips for Spanish Speakers Our Marketing Manager, Kieran, lived in Mexico for a couple of years, where he taught English to university and high school students. In this blog he is going to give you a few tips on how to avoid some common errors that Spanish speakers make. We ar...

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  • 27-10-2015
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...Do you speak #Italenglish, #Italinglish or #Englasiano? << Last year I asked some informations about the courses at Wimbledon School of English to take a course for 6 months.  My family thought I just wanted a long holiday and that I wo...

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Top 5 IELTS Listening Tips It's IELTS month here at WSE and we've managed to find 5 top tips to help you achieve the score you're aiming for!  1. Don’t leave any blank answers There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, your guess may well be correct, particularly if it ...

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Best English Language School in the UK Wimbledon School of English is still the no.1 English language school in the UK based on British Council inspection results. Last year, we published a blog post about the EL Gazette Centres of Excellence and Wimbledon School of English was the top-r...

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Student Testimonial - Marina Every week we welcome new students into our school. And every week we say goodbye to students - some have been here for a few weeks and some have been here for months. But one thing that they all have in common is the experience of being in London, s...

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WSE Represents London in Brazil! We are in exciting times indeed!  We are delighted to announce that Wimbledon School of English has been chosen to represent London as part of the English is Great Campaign in Brazil and we are very proud that one of our teachers, Justin Noppe, ...

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Student Testimonial - Milica Milica from Serbia spent 3 weeks here at Wimbledon School of English and she took the time to tell us about her time here. Here's what she had to say about her experience: I was at WSE for 3 weeks and I’m completely sure that it wasn’t e...

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This month we caught up with our host of the month, Moira Deacon, who has been welcoming students from Wimbledon School of English since the 1980s.   Tell us a bit about yourself.   I work as a community nurse here in Wimbledon. I am origin...

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  • 21-08-2015
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Cambridge English Language Assessment is part of the University of Cambridge and has been providing English language assessments and qualifications for over 100 years. In this blog, we will talk about the Cambridge Advanced Exam (CAE),...

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Farewell from Sumalee! It's always hard to say goodbye to our students when it's time for them to move on. Last week we said goodbye to Sumalee from Thailand who was with us for 4 weeks studying General English and the optional Communication Skills module.  Just after...

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Jan's Testimonial Jan from Czech Republic studied with us for two weeks this summer. Here's what he had to say: I had a lovely time at Wimbledon School of English and I really enjoyed the activities organized by the school. People here, especially my classmates, were ...

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Basak's Testimonal Basak from Turkey spent her summer at WSE and studied General English at Higher Intermediate Level.  "I studied for 6 weeks at Wimbledon School of English and it was an amazing experience. I think the teachers really love their jobs and they def...

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What is OET? BULATS, BEC, FCE, IELTS, ILEC, PTE and TOEFL. All of these are acronyms for well known English language exams. But if we asked you about OET, would you know what it was? We spoke to Renata Havrillova, Examinations Officer at the London Exam Centre t...

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  • 24-07-2015
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Lorenzo's English Language Course in Wimbledon Lorenzo from Italy studied General English here at WSE and we asked him to tell us about a bit about his experience at school and here's what he said:  It's so difficult to explain how much I learnt and how much fun I had during the past 3 weeks...

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Many of you will already know Verity Lester from the accommodation department here at Wimbledon School of English. Not only does she place students in their homestay accommodation but she is also a host mother.  Together with her husband Grant a...

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Wimbledon School of English has been named as one of the best value schools in London according to a recent article published by EL Gazette. But how do decide whether a school offers good value for money? According to EL Gazette, we should measure th...

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  • 13-07-2015
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The Wimbledon Final Our students Marta and Nevena from Serbia went to watch the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final yesterday and they had a truly unforgettable experience. Both girls love tennis and are big fans of their fellow countryman Novak Djokovic. This was an event th...

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From WSE to PhD - Life After Wimbledon School of English Meet Abdulrahman from Saudi Arabia, another one of WSE’s success stories. Abdulrahman studied at Wimbledon School of English for 8 months in 2012 and came back to visit us today. He has been in the UK ever since and has just completed an MSC in...

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We asked Jesica Pietrodangelo, winner of the “50 words for 50 years” competition we launched to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary in 2014, to write about her experience here at WSE. Her response was really exciting! Read on......

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Lovely Cristina recently started working at WSE. You will probably know her from Reception or from Table Tennis! Originally from Italy, Cristina now lives in Wimbledon. In this blog post, she tells you why Wimbledon is her home. Whether you are pass...

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Wimbledon School of English Welcomes Scholarship Student Jaleska Mendes Jaleska Mendes is a young tennis player from Brazil and she is living out her very own Wimbledon dream thanks to a number of generous donations and a crowdfunding campaign. Jaleska has always shown a talent for tennis and her sporting achievements ha...

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London Exam Centre: New Test Centre in Wandsworth! Did you know that Wimbledon School of English is an official IELTS test centre? If you’ve taken an exam with us, you will know about the London Exam Centre. The London Exam Centre is where all WSE students take their exams (from IELTS to the Ca...

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Malinie's review Malinie Etheldrida De Silva from Sri Lanka studied with us for 4 months. She was a lovely, warm prescence at the school and we miss her very much!  She tells us here about her time here,  "I studied English at Wimbledon School of ...

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Iva's Testimonial Iva Stojcevic, 18, from Hungary, now living in Croatia studied with us this summer. She describes here experinece here,  "I don't know how to express how I feel about Wimbledon School of English. It's definitely the best English school in t...

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London Exam Centre: New Premises! The London Exam Centre (LEC), which is a part of Wimbledon School of English (WSE), has moved to a new, larger office in Tuition House. Located just two minutes from WSE, the LEC occupies a recently refurbished space in the heart of Wimbledon and the...

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Alexandra's Advice: Free London As part of the English UK All Inclusive London, we’ve come up with our favourite Free London activities. 1)      Free Museum: Science Museum This large modern Museum is full of fascinating objects and interactive exhibi...

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English & Culture: New Dates Added! Our English and Culture course for students aged 40+ is one of the most popular and unique options here at WSE. English and Culture is a 2 week course for more mature students who would like to combine learning English with spending time getting to k...

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Where Will A Cambridge Exam Take You? Here at WSE, we run a variety of examination courses. These courses prepare students for an exam qualificaton at the end of their courses. Our exams take place at the London Exam Centre, which is a part of Wimbledon School of English and only a 2 min...

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Roberto's Testimonial One of the best things about working at WSE is meeting and getting to know lovely students from all over the world! It's always sad though when we have to say goodbye... 24 year old Roberto, a petroleum engineer from Venezuela, studied with us f...

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50 Words for 50 Years Competition: Elene's Testimonial A few months ago, Wimbledon School of English held a competition to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. The prize was 2 weeks free tuition at the school! We asked all entrants to write 50 words explaning why they wanted to study at WSE. We were blown awa...

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WSE's Got Talent WSE's Got Talent Last week, the school saw staff and students brave the stage in front of a rapturous audience to show off a wide range of different talents. Hosted by Las Vegas hostess Shirley Divine (aka teacher Tim Goodwin), the competitors showe...

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