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

World Goth Day 2017

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Hello everyone! Ophelia here, coming to you with a blog about something that quite represents Camden: alternative culture. Most specifically ,the goth urban tribe. And as this week, it is World Goth Day 2017!

I was surprised to find myself nominated to write such a blog by my colleagues, because I do not consider myself a goth…but I suppose the fact that I listen to Depeche Mode and The Cure combined with the prevalence of black in my wardbrobe, it would seem that the evidence is stacked up against me.

Since opening in the 1970s, Camden Market has been both a home for alternative culture and a thriving tourist destination.  I remember when I first moved to London, I was exhilarated to find places like the Electric Ballroom or The Underworld, places where they would play the music that I loved and where I could hang out with like minded people.

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Even today there are places that cater to the tastes of these beautiful people . I am by no means an expert in the different goth subdivisions , but stores such as The Gypsy Rose and Cyberdog (both in Camden Stables market) are full of amazing and crazy fashions and accessories for those of you who enjoy the woks of Edgar Allan Poe . Also the Devonshire Arms pub is legendary as a destination for punks, metalhead and goths. That is the beauty of Camden, it is a safe heaven for everyone who wishes to express themselves and stand out from the crowd.  Here at Tti we embrace what makes Camden unique, vibrant and beautiful…. come visit us!

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 Thanks Ophe for this great blog! Happy World Goth Day! For more information about our school please visit our website www.ttischool.com

Living and Working in London-An Intern’s View

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London! I’ve been here for three months already! I am so sad if I think about the end of July, because that’s when I have to leave London. For now I should focus on what else I can do during my last two and a half months. The wonderful Tti School has always some suggestions, both during the weeks and also for the weekends.

For example our students were able to go for dinner at the Japanese restaurant Wagamama’s with our lovely teacher Mike! The food is absolutely delicious there, you should try it and participate the next time. As you can see on the picture below, they had a good time there. Last week I went to another great restaurant called Chopstix. I love it there. You can eat Chinese noodles, egged rice, spring rolls, caramel chicken (sounds maybe weird but in my opinion it is absolutely delicious) and much more and it is not expensive, you can choose between small, medium and large boxes and the prices are between £5.00 and £7.00.

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In addition Mike also lead the Speaking Workshop with our students, where they were able to improve their speaking skills for free! Thanks a lot to Mike! Our students told me it was really useful and helpful!

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An other great experience for the students who are new to London was the visit to the Tate Modern Museum, the Language Exchange and of course our Bowling Night!

The Language Exchange is always a very good way to improve your English knowledge and your speaking skills for free. You don’t have to pay for the entrance just for the drinks if you like and these aren’t too expensive. So I would absolutely recommend that you go to this event. Thanks to John for going with our students!

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Furthermore we celebrated  National Doughnut Week, were we of course ate doughnuts during the office meeting, what else?! Thanks a lot to Sian for buying them, they were delicious!!

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I would also recommend some of the things that I did over the last few weekends: I visited for example the very interesting Wellcome Collection in Euston Square and the British Museum, which is huge.You can’t see everything in there, but if you would like to see as much as possible you have to spend the whole day there. I also visited the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, which is a natural history museum that is part of University College London. It was very interesting.Then I visited also the Tate Modern Museum, where you can see a special kind of art. I was really surprised what people call art i.e. a white picture. But if you would like to have an overview of London you should visit the museum as you can access to the roof and an amazing few over the city!

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I also went to a lovely Italian restaurant “Pulia” near Borough Market and played pool in the bar “Number 1 “ next to  London Bridge Underground Station. The price for the pool table is £10 per hour. I also went bowling next to the Westminster Underground Station, like our students last week, you can read more about that below, which was really short (you have to pay for every 20min) that’s a little bit expensive but the drinks aren’t very expensive. And the most important thing is that it was fun.

And if you don’t want to leave Camden and you’re looking for a delicious restaurant and if you like Mexican food then you must go to “The Earl of Camden” it’s absolutely good food and not too expensive, for a full plate with a burrito, nachos and fries you just pay £6.75! That’s wonderful!

Back to our lovely students: They had also a lot of fun with our teacher Johnny when they went to “Rowans Tenpin Bowl”, it’s not far from the school, just 20min on the  underground to Finsbury Park. As you can see from the picture below they had a lot of fun! Bowling is always a great thing to do in your free time with friends. You can have a drink and a snack, you can listen to music and of course you can chat and play with your friends, even if you’re not the best bowler! Bowling is always fun!!!

IMG_2627As you can read: studying at Tti is an absolute pleasure. You don’t just improve your English, you can also make friends and you can also learn a lot of things about the wonderful city of London. Go for it and study at Tti, I promise you won’t regret it!

Best wishes, Nancy

Thanks again Nancy for your brilliant contributions to our blog. If you would like more information about Tti School of English then just visit our website www.ttischool.com