February 8, 2016

Writing and reading in English throws up a plethora of challenges when you’re learning the language for the first time. Phonetics are scarce, irregularities are a common occurrence and the order and the grammar of the language is often at odds with your mother tongue....

December 25, 2015


Christmas is finally here! At Spen Languages we are putting our English language exercise books away, and our feet up for a well-earned break with a mince pie and a mug of mulled wine, listening to some carols around the Christmas tree. Tomorrow we might eat some turk...

December 5, 2015


Part 3: Culture & Entertainment


There are countless opportunities in Bristol to go out and discover something new, educate yourself, dance the night away or find unusual art, music or movies in Bristol. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and practice your Eng...

November 21, 2015


Part 2: Food & Drink


There is a huge choice of places to eat and drink in Bristol. From Vietnamese to Moroccan; Italian to Caribbean, it’s all available if you know where to go. In your English classes you’ll learn how to order food and drink, and how to express wheth...

November 15, 2015


Part 1: Shopping


If you’re moving to a new place for the first time, the sheer number of activities, places, views and accommodation available to you can be completely overwhelming. This is particularly the case in Bristol, where diversity and variety is what defines...

November 15, 2015


Slang in the UK




English Slang Explained


English slang is a funny thing. Often seemingly nonsensical, greatly varied between British regions, and greatly evolving, it can be an enigma at best, a linguistic minefield at worst.


Whether or not your English classes at sc...

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