London Is A Great Base To Learn And Teach English
Culture, business, financial services, fashion, education, entertainment, art, Research and Development and tourism. And what city comes to mind? London! London is one of the world’s leading artistic centers, and it’s often described as the worlds culture capital – hundreds of years of immigration means that it’s an attractive city where all visitors are welcomes – you’ll hear languages from all over the world spoken on the streets of the city.
You’ve got instance access to one of the most colourful and historical cities in Europe, so you can enjoy city life and benefit from all London has to offer on a short term basis. As English is the language of international business and tourism, year on year, the amount of people learning English is increasing and London attracts a 100,000 international students each year, looking to perfect their language skills and experience the city. This trend also works the other way by creating an increased demand for people who teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). So it’s not just somewhere to brush up on English language skills, it’s popular for gaining a qualification to teach English, through TEFL courses in London.
London is also one of the world’s leading cities for higher education and has 25 universities and over 60 specialist colleges of higher education, offering 30,000 different courses. Big city life may not be for everyone, but there is no doubt about it – spending some time in London can only broaden your horizons – and this makes London a great place to study and explore this amazing city. There are loads of free or reasonably priced things to do coming up in London this summer – here’s a few of them.
London Summer Events
Ever wondered what it would be like to wander round some of the finest Museums in the world after closing time? Now you can with the marvellous Museums at Night programme, running this May in London.
Regent Street in central London will be hosting a major party on 12 May – music venues, stages, fantastic food stalls from around the world, and shopping opportunities will be available all day, and the traffic will be closed so you’ll be safe to wander the length of the street without encountering the big red buses!
Running from May until September 2013 – the London Wonderground will be returning to the South Bank, between the London Eye and the Royal Festival Hall Car Park. The Wonderground Event is a rolling extravaganza – with weird and wonderful sideshows, circus artists, and handicraft stalls from all over the world. Of course, it’s got great food and drink too – so you can try out lots of exotic edibles and enjoy a stroll along the gorgeous South Bank.
TEFL is coming more and more popular as a way to finance a gap year, travel or as a way to seek a new exciting challenge and experience. Beginning that journey in London makes good sense and it’s the perfect place to start an International adventure!