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Bye bye to our school’s building…

Hello, How have you been? We’ve recently completed another amazing term here at Bristol Language School. Thank you for attending our spring language term! I’m excited to let you know that our boost and autumn language courses are coming up, and you can enrol on the our language classes via our website.  The school’s building…
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Book review: Weston-super-Mare by Rosie and Howard Smith

When you think about Weston-super-Mare, you don’t think about it in terms of a holiday riviera or the most sought-after sea-side town. However, the book Western-super-Mare by Rosie and Howard Smith, is a beautifully illustrated alternative guide, which may inspire you to visit, and look at it from a completely different perspective. I first came…
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Book review: The Lido by Libby Page

To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting much from The Lido. I read a short synopsis and wasn’t intrigued by it, but decided to read it anyway, as I love swimming. However, when I started reading the novel, on almost every page, I became more and more interested in the story to the point…
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Happy Easter!

We would like to wish you all a lovely Easter break. We hope you have a great time! We’re starting our SPRING language term soon, on Monday, 25th April 2022. You can study Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish this spring at BLS. Enrol now! Thank you for learning…
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Book Review: My Life in France by Julia Child

But then we looked at each other and repeated a favourite phrase from our diplomatic days: “Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’!” In other words, friendship is the most important thing – not career or housework, or one’s fatigue … (p. 268) I dreamed about reading this book in Paris or at least in…
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Hello to you all in 2022! Happy New Year!

I hope your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations were wonderful. I think it’s a good time to reflect on 2021. How was our 2021? It was the first year that we entirely run all our language courses and classes online. I think we feel more comfortable and professional when teaching online. And you, our learners,…
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Merry Christmas | Joyeux Noël | Fröhliche Weihnachten | Feliz Navidad | Veselé Vánoce | Wesołych Świąt

Christmas is coming… We hope you’ll have enough time off to relax and enjoy those festive days! Whatever your Christmas plans are, take it easy and have fun. Don’t forget to sing carols and Christmas songs in the languages you’re learning! We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Feliz…
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Book review: The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

After reading Peter Wohlleben’s first publication The Hidden Life of Trees (reviewed here), I wanted to learn more about his second book The Inner Life of Animals. And I wasn’t disappointed. The Inner Life of Animals is a fascinating read, a true eye-opener to the world of animals. The book tells many interesting stories about…
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Book review: My reading companions to North Wales

What travel guides / reading companions did I use for my travels to North Wales? I read a couple of books and analysed the OS map. I also checked online reviews, websites, blogs and forums, but the paper books were my main source of inspiration. Wild Guide to Wales This is my essential (and favourite)…
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Book review: How to Speak any Language Fluently. by Alex Rawlings

Language learning never stops. No matter how much you know, there will always be more to learn. (p. 2) I had been waiting to read / use such a book for a while. It’s a very pleasant read yet it contains all the essential practicalities of foreign language learning. One may not be surprised as…
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