- Friday, 02 February 2018 12:29
Why Skype language lessons work for Senior International Executives
Abbey Communication is renowned for its language immersion training, but did you know that we also offer many other services, including Skype language lessons for Senior International Executives. Alex Morgan, explains why, despite the bad press they often get, Skype language lessons can be extremely beneficial.
- Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:07
A traditional British Christmas Dinner
At Abbey Communication staying with a host family is a highlight of our client’s learning abroad experience. We believe an immersive experience is extremely helpful in learning not only the English language, but also British cultural traditions.
- Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:58
Useful phrases for Conference Calls
In our last blog post we examined ways in which native speakers of English can make international conference calls less problematic. This month we look at useful words and phrases that can be used for international conference calls.
- Thursday, 26 October 2017 16:22
What can native speakers of English do to improve international conference calls?
International conference calls can often be difficult. In this blog Alex shares some ideas about what you can do, as a native speaker of English, to improve international conference calls.
- Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:01
Problems with conference calls when managing international teams
Here at Abbey Communication our clients often tell us that participating in a conference calls in English is one of the most challenging experiences when working in international teams.
- Wednesday, 02 August 2017 05:25
Pronunciation tips from our language trainers
We love sharing tips to help improve your English. Here Alex and Sarah share some of their favourites for improving your English pronunciation.
- Saturday, 15 July 2017 10:07
What’s on in Malmesbury (Summer 2017)
Part of what we do is to ensure that all our course participants get a positive and enjoyable cultural experience as well as a local one during their stay with this. A fantastic way of doing this is to bring to their attention any events that may be happening while they are here.
- Monday, 12 June 2017 14:10
What can you learn in a week?
A full week’s language training can take place in your own country with intensive one-to-one lessons, or at an intensive English immersion training centre abroad. Whichever option you chose you may wonder how much you will learn in a 5 working days.
- Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:41
Food – the ultimate intercultural icebreaker?
If you have attended a training course at Abbey Communication, you will know that food is an important part of the immersion week. When we are not eating food, we are usually talking about it! Here’s why:
- Wednesday, 05 April 2017 13:23
What will be the place of English post Brexit?
Despite Britain leaving the EU, English will remain one of its official languages, and will continue to be the chosen language of business. Here’s why...
- Friday, 03 March 2017 23:19
Why it's OK to make mistakes
No doubt you will have heard teachers and parents say to you “Just give it a go” and “don’t worry about making mistakes or getting it wrong”. In language learning having a positive attitude towards making mistakes is one of the common attributes of a successful learner...
- Wednesday, 01 February 2017 20:12
The benefits of learning a language abroad
Let’s be honest, language training abroad can seem an expensive way to learn or improve a language. Comparing the costs of taking an immersion course abroad to taking an evening class once a week, can on the surface seem shocking...
- Monday, 09 January 2017 15:23
7 tips for working with a language training company
Holding an English language training budget comes with heavy responsibilities. How can you spend this money with a proven language training company and get the best return on investment?...
- Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:21
Who inspires us?
Our town, Malmesbury, is small (about 7000 people currently), but it has been a big influence on learning and innovation for many centuries. Did you know that you can find the tomb of the first Kind of all England (King Athelstan) in Malmesbury Abbey? Did you also know that Malmesbury Abbey was a significant centre of learning for centuries?