Teacher Stories – Ross

Monday, 04 May 2020 by

We recently interviewed CELTA graduate and ex-colleague Ross who is currently teaching in Vietnam. We’re very proud of him! When did you complete the CELTA course at Live Language? December 2017 What have you been doing since then? Started teaching at Live Language in 2018, and in 2019 I moved out to Vietnam to teach

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Considering applying to do a CELTA or have been accepted on a one? This can be an exciting but daunting time and you are probably wondering where to start with your preparation for the course. You want to ensure that you as prepared as you can be, for what is an extremely worthwhile yet demanding

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LL Friends

Friday, 29 March 2019 by

Amandine and Claudia were both at Live Language in 2011. They’ve recently met in New York.We asked Amandine to share her experience with us. Tell us who you are, where you are from and how you know Live Language: My name is Amandine, I am from France and I was a marketing and communication intern

Live Language, Glasgow’s leading language school, has today achieved the prestigious Investors in People Gold Accreditation.   For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been internationally recognised as a leading people management accreditation body. Live Language achieving this award is a terrific achievement, demonstrating its commitment to its people.   Commenting on the award,

Travel information on Brexit

Thursday, 21 February 2019 by

As we are sure you have heard, the UK is very likely to leave the EU on the 29th March. But that doesn’t mean Scotland won’t welcome students after that date! Scotland is a welcoming and progressive nation and we deeply value how students, like yourself, add to the diversity of Glasgow. Here is some

What is it? In this part of the Use of English exam you are given a short text with 8 gaps. For each gap you are given the ‘stem’ of a word. You must look at the gap, decide what type of word is missing – a verb, an adjective, a noun or adverb and

FCE Academy – http://fceacademy.com/ The new kid on the block, this fantastic app was created by experienced FCE teacher Michael Macdonald and also reviewed independently by a Cambridge FCE examiner and a senior examiner-trainer. Most students agree that the Use of English section of the exams can be quite challenging and it can be hard

I’ve taught several FCE and CAE classes and one common worry that my students have time and time again is their fear of the speaking exam. Many of my students come from countries where a lot of time is spent on learning grammar rules, reading and writing and very little focus is put on speaking.

My last blog focused on the last three sections of the Use of English and Reading exam. This blog will now focus on the first four parts. The first four parts of this paper are designed to test your knowledge of and ability to produce accurate vocabulary and grammar at Upper-Intermediate -CEFR B2 level. What

Since January 2015 the Reading and Use of English exam papers have been combined. This exam is made up of seven parts in total. The first three parts test your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar while then next three parts focus more on reading comprehension. This blog will focus on the final three parts of

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