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June 7, 2012

Walks in Skipton

Dear Students
Here are links to a few walks around Skipton. You can choose to do a short walk or long walk. Please tell your teacher which walks you want to do. The times and distances are given at the top of the page. There are some files for download:

Skipton - Addingham Gutbuster:- (10 miles)

Skipton - Canal and Park:- (1¼ miles)

Skipton - Skipton Woods:- (2½ miles, or shorter version)

Skipton - Wilderness Walk:- (¼ mile)

Skipton - Shopping in Skipton town centre:- (1 mile)

Skipton - To Carleton:- (2 miles)

Enjoy your trip tomorrow.
Kind regards,
Leeds Language College
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August 30, 2011

Teacher Training Course

Dear Students
Leeds Language College Ltd. is running a special course for teachers of English as a Foreign Language between 19th and 30th September. The online version of the course starts on 01 September 2011. If you are a language teacher or want to be a language teacher in the future, you may be permitted to join this course free of charge, provided you are currently a student at Leeds Language College. The only obligation is that you complete all the on-line and on-site activities and take the course seriously.

The course title is:

This course is normally available through EU funding and costs 1550 Euro if you are applying externally. If you are a student at Leeds Language College (or completed a course recently)you may be able to attend this course free of charge. All course participants will receive a certificate of attendance which is validated by the EUROPA EU Lifelong Learning Programme.
Please contact the Director of Studies, Veronica Omeni, for details, before 1st September 2011.

The college is also starting the new semester of courses for French, Spanish and Italian language courses from mid-September. Please contact Reception for details on 0113 2427534 or
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February 3, 2011

Leeds Language College Blog

Dear Students
You can practise your reading skills by reading our online blog. You are also welcome to write something for the blog. Please let your teacher know if you would like to contribute.

You can write about your country, places you have visited, culture, hobbies, or even teach us a few words and phrases from your language. Please have a look at the blog for some ideas what to write about:

Best regards,
Leeds Language College
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October 13, 2010

New Football Website for Language Learners

Premier Skills is a new website for learners of English who like football.
You can watch videos and read articles about your favourite players and clubs.
You can also learn football vocabulary while you play fun interactive games and take part in competitions.
Go to the website here:
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Spanish and English

This week we have spoken to 4 Spanish students: Veronica, Luis Javier, Juan Manuel and Miguel. They have explained to us the reasons why English can be a difficult language for them and the resulting mistakes they usually make as Spanish speakers.
The main problem is English pronunciation. Spanish people pronounce each letter they read whilst English people don?t pronounce the words the way they read them.
Spanish speakers also find it difficult to understand verb contractions. For example, ?I will go? changes into ?I?ll go?...... ?I would go? changes into ?I?d go?.
These forms don?t exist in Spanish, what makes comprehension more difficult.
As far as verbs are concerned, English verb formation is easier than Spanish verb formation but the English use of tenses is far more complicated. As Veronica explained to us, she always uses one kind of past tense to speak Spanish while in English she has to think about the various possibilities when she speaks in the past.
All of them agree that phrasal verbs are very complex. In Spanish, you don?t have so many uses of just one word. The same happens with prepositions. For instances, in Spanish there is only one preposition to express in, on or at.

At school-En el colegio
In the garden-En el jardn
On the floor-En el suelo

Spanish people also use more words than English people. This probably reflects the outgoing culture of the Spanish nation, whose citizens generally like speaking a lot.
They also made an interesting final observation: it is often not possible to translate English idioms into their own language or to find an equivalent as there are many cultural differences.

For example, Spanish people usually eat 5 times a day and have a specific word for each meal. They can?t find any equivalent in English. Even if they try to follow the British timetable, it is often difficult for them to have dinner at 6 or 7p.m !
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September 30, 2010

World Curry Festival in Leeds

The World Curry Festival in Leeds this weekend

The World Curry Festival is a food and entertainment event that gathers people around the theme of curry. Curry is a word used to describe a general variety of side dishes, best known in South Asian cuisines, especially Indian cuisine. The word curry is an anglicised version of the Tamil word kari. The World Curry Festival will take place in Leeds Millennium Square on Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th of October from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. A wide variety of International food, drink, master classes from famous curry chefs, live music and street entertainment will be represented. Food and drink from all parts of the world, including curry from Asia, Africa, America and Europe will be on display and for sale, throughout the event, as well of course, as the Great British curry. Live acts will entertain you with their music, dance and theatre, whilst you browse, chill and savour.For further information on the program and activities of the festival, have a look on the World Curry Festival website:

Entrance Fee: Adults 6 per day, Adult Weekend Ticket 10
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