What is it like to study on an Evening English Course at Tti?

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Did you know that we offer a part-time Evening English Course? Our evening classes offer the perfect opportunity to develop your English skills. With lessons from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm every Monday and Wednesday, our evening classes are easy to fit around your current work or family commitments. We recently spoke to our Evening Course students to find out a little bit more about what it is like to study on this course.

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The first question we asked them was why they decided to come and study at Tti School of English and naturally, all of our students answered that it was because they wanted to improve their English. However, some replies were more specific with one student explaining that they felt a huge frustration when communicating with native speakers and they really wanted to work on their speaking skills.
On the evening course, students generally study with us for 4 weeks or more but as it is such an economic course we often find students re-enrol three or four times.
We also asked why the evening course suits these students best and of course as expected they told us that they were working or studying during the day and that the evening schedule of is most convenient for them.
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The evening courses often have quite small classes sizes and all the students agreed that this was a benefit. One student explained that it meant the they “could enjoy more frequent interaction between teachers and students” another said that it is a “benefit because the teacher knows you and knows what you need to learn in order to make progress”.
When we asked them what they had learnt on the course there was a wide variety of answers which was great to see and we can conclude that lots of areas of language are covered on this course. One student said it was his speaking skills, another said grammar and plenty of vocabulary and others spoke about the listening exercises that they did in class.
All of the students said they felt that they had made progress on the course and highlights of the course included plenty of speaking practice. Thanks so much to our evening students for contributing to our blog!
Want to know more about our part-time Evening Courses? Please visit our website http://www.ttischool.com

Everything you need to know about Notting Hill Carnival 2019

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Have you ever heard of the Notting Hill Carnival?

It is the second-largest street carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro, where many people from different countries and cultures come together all at the same time every year on the streets of Notting Hill area in Kensington, to celebrate the culture and traditions of London’s Carribean communities.

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Despite the name, Notting Hill Carnival is not part of the global carnival season, but it is a significant event in Black British culture and is led by members of the British West Indies community and it attracts around one million people annually.

The roots of the Notting Hill Carnival go back to the mid-1960s when the first Carribean Carnival organized by the Trinidad-born journalist and activist Claudia Jones was held in St. Pancras Town Hall as a response to the problematic state of race relations at the time.
Todays Notting Hill Carnival is a vivid and thrilling spectacle where traditional carnival elements are blended with Jamaican-style sound systems, soca floats, and fantastic live music, including reggae, dub and salsa. And not to forget the great variety of delicious Carribean food which is definitely worth trying.

So if you are planning to see the Notting Hill Carnival, make sure you are wearing comfortable closed-toe flat shoes and don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you to always stay hydrated.
To make the best out of your experience, you could wear your most colourful clothes and take accessories, including flags, whistles and hats so you can also be a part of the celebrations.

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When is Notting Hill Carnival 2019?
25 – 26 August 2019 from 10:30 am

Where is Notting Hill Carnival 2019?
Notting Hill area in Kensington
Ladbroke Grove
Westbourne Park
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How to get to Notting Hill Carnival 2019?
Nearest Tube stations:
High Street Kensington, Ladbroke Grove (closed!),
Notting Hill Gate (exit only), Westbourne Park (exit only)
Overground: Kensal Rise, Shepard’s Bush
Buses: Notting Hill Gate and The Prince of Wales on Harrow Road

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We hope to see you soon and to book your course with us this summer visit our website www.ttischool.com or email us info@ttischool.com

Improve your English by watching Netflix!

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If you are an English language student then you do not need to feel guilty about binge-watching Netflix series! Watching TV is a great way to improve your English. Improve your listening skills and learn English slang while immersing yourself in the world of popular culture. We have asked the team here at Tti what some of their favourite Netflix English language series are. Check out their recommendations here:

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