What’s that thing called again? Placeholder names in English

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What do you say when you don’t know or forget the name of an object or a person? In this Academic blog, our Director of Studies, Marianne Arake will talk about some weird and wonderful Placeholder Names in English, their meaning and use. This is the first of a series of academic posts to be published once a month here in our Tti blog. Watch this space!

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London! What is it like for English language students to study here?

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In our writing and listening option classes we explore different vocabulary and structures for writing. Recently, the students discussed their favourite experiences here in London, before examining the style of writing required for a blog post. Paulina, from Germany, is a talented student at Tti, and below is an excellent blog post she produced about her experiences here in London.

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Igor Saringer came to Study at Tti School!

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Last month we were thrilled to welcome Igor Saringer to Tti School of English. Igor is a successful YouTuber from Brazil with over 1.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel! 

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During his stay with us Igor studied on a 20 lesson programme from 9am to 1.20pm. This is our most popular course. To find out more about the course that Igor studied on please follow this link: English Courses at Tti School

He documented his time in London on YouTube filming 9 vlogs about the school and his experiences in our amazing city. We ere also able to follow him on instagram stories. It was fascinating!

Igor stayed in accommodation that we arranged for him through our accommodation provider London Nest. To find about more about the type of accommodation he stayed in check this link to his vlog that he filmed about his studio.

Before he left us we asked him if he would recommend Tti. He said yes and gave these three reasons as to why you should choose Tti School too! 

  • Great location in Camden Town, London
  • Great teachers and a nice environment to study in
  • Great accommodation options many of which are close to the school.

Watch the video of him speaking in Portuguese about these 3 reasons!

 

Thanks so much Igor. It was great having you to study with us. To find out more about the courses here at Tti follow this link: www.ttischool.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where will an English Course take you in 2017? Caroline tells us about her experience.

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Caroline studied on an IELTS course with us at Tti School of English last year! She is now living and studying in London. Read on to find out where her English course at Tti took her!

I moved to London in January last year, with my boyfriend. We had always wanted to study abroad and as both are passionate about music, we decided that London would be the perfect place for us. When we decided to move to London, I started to look at different options. As a singer and dancer, my first plan was to either audition for parts or apply for a musical education. The thought of applying to a University felt out of reach, due to the high level of English required. My English grade from Sweden was not enough to be accepted into university, which led me to research different English Courses in London.


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I have always been insecure about my English and especially my writing, that is why I decided that an English course would be a great opportunity to improve my English. The Swedish company “Sprakpunkten” got me in contact with Tti School of English in Camden Town. The location of the school, the different options of courses and the smaller sizes of the classes, are what made me choose Tti.

During my time at Tti I got to work with fantastic teachers that helped me improve my English in both writing, speaking, reading and listening. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. The social programme gave me an opportunity to meet new people and to improve my English in a different environment.

I did two different courses during my four months at Tti, General English and IELTS. The latter was a suggestion from a teacher, and without it I would not have completed the exam with the same results. The teachers always encouraged me to improve and challenge my English level, which made me confident enough to apply for university.

After a nerve-racking IELTS exam, I finally got the English grade I needed and my application for university got accepted. I am now studying a Bachelor Degree in Music Business and Arts Management at Middlesex University!

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Something that almost seemed impossible one and half year ago when I first came to London. On the 28th of May, I am organising my first gig here in London with the music promotion company Float Live Music, that my boyfriend and I started earlier this year. This project is a part of my education and is hopefully just a beginning to bigger projects.

For more information about the band please read below and follow the links!

“KILLER BAND” THE DAHMERS ANNOUNCE: UK DEBUT AT NAMBUCCA
The Swedish garage rock band The Dahmers are set to play at Nambucca in Holloway, on the 28th of May. The band will be promoting their new album “In the Dead of Night” and this will be their UK debut, wrapping up their European tour through Germany, Poland and the UK.
The Dahmers as in the notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, have been compared to other rock acts like; The Hives, The Hellacopters, The Cramps and Jay Reatard. A perfect blend of punk, garage and 60’s rock, wrapped up in a gritty, distorted, vintage sounding production.
Their latest album was released on the 24th of March on Lövely Records, following up their latest hit EP Nightcrawler which have received raving reviews in Sweden.
The event will take place on the bank holiday of the 28th of May, presented by Float Live Music.
Must listen to track: Nightcrawler

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The Dahmers Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Dahmers/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/events/1726122514071205/

Webpage: https://www.floatlivemusic.co.uk/

Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1726122514071205/

FLOAT LIVE MUSIC PRESENT: THE DAHMERS + THE RIVEN + THE INNOCENT The dirty high octane Swedish garage rock band is set to play at Nambucca on the 28th of May.

Ticket Link: (Promotional code: TTI)

https://ticketbud.com/events/106ee8f6-f85c-11e6-84d5-bb0b4e4ea652

Ticketbud – presenting The Dahmers + The Riven + Support – – May 28, 2017 at 596 Holloway Rd, London N7 6LB, UK. Find event and ticket information.

 Thank you so much Caroline for your contribution to our blog. Congratulations on your place at university! We hope the gig goes really well! To find out more about our school please visit our website www.ttischool.com

Accommodation in London.

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Here at Tti School of English we know how important accommodation is to our students. In fact where they are going to stay in London is almost as important as the course they chose. We understand that for students to be happy and relaxed at school they must feel comfortable in their accommodation. With this in mind we work hard to make sure that we have a wide range of accommodation to suit all requirements at the same time as being mindful of budgets. Everybody has different expectations and different priorities. For some people location and proximity to Tti is the most important aspect yet for others, it is the opportunity to have a cultural exchange. Some students like the idea of sharing their accommodation whereas others want more privacy. We cater for all of these priorities. Just take a look at our accommodation portfolio!

Tti Student Houses:

These are by far our most popular accommodation option. Located in Camden Town just a 5 minute walk to school our student houses offer single and twin rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen on a self catering basis. Ideal for younger independent students on a budget. The minimum age is 18.

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Student Residences:

We offer  two residences year round and one extra for the summer months of July and August. So three in total. All our residences are purpose built university halls of residence offering self catering accommodation. They are all within walking distance of Tti! (Walking distance is 30 mins) 

Our Standard Residence has single rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom. Ideal for younger independent students on a budget. The minimum age in this residence is 18.

Our Premium Residence has single rooms with a small private bathroom and a shared kitchen. It also benefits from lovely communal spaces both inside and outdoors too. It is located in a quiet residential area and is perfect for all students aged over 18.

Our Standard Summer Residence is a perfect summer option. It is located in Zone 1 so access to both Camden Town and central London is so easy even on foot. The accommodation offered are single rooms with small private bathrooms and a shared kitchen. The minimum age in this residence is 18.

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Homestay

Another really popular option, homestay offers the opportunity to live with a host in London and get more immersed in both the English language and British culture. It is also really flexible with various options such as bed and breakfast, half board, private bathroom and even walking distance requests all possible. Simply the best way to maximise your exposure to the language and consequently make faster progress. This accommodation is ideal for all of our students from age 16+.

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Studios 

We have two studio options both located right  in the heart Camden Town. This type of accommodation allows total independence and privacy offering both private kitchen and bathroom facilities. You will need a bigger budget for this accommodation but that is off set as you wont need to pay so much for your travelling! This accommodation is ideal for more mature students. The minimum age is 18.

All of this accommodation is available to students booking an English course at Tti!  For more details about our accommodation and our courses visit our website: www.ttischool.com

 

Remember, remember the first week of November!

Each year, London marks the historic moment when Guy Fawkes and his motley crew attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I in the Gunpowder Plot of 5th November 1605 – the day became known as Guy Fawkes Day, or more commonly Bonfire Night. Ophelia, our Senior Registrar, compiled a handy list to fully appreciate this special time in London. 

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