Summer parties & EOI ingles exam success: Congratulations Noelia & Juana

The summer is here, and at Inglés Málaga we are celebrating the success of some amazing clients.

Congratulations Noelia & Juana, you have passed your EOI exams! I am chuffed to bits for you both.

Over the summer we are running EOI intensive programmes. Interested?

Are you a busybody?

A busybodyA busybody is a colloquial expression often used to describe a person who is too interested in the private lives of other people: relatives, neighbours, friends, workmates, even strangers.

Unfortunately, a lot of people waste their entire lives being busybodies.  I say, life is short, go and grab your own life.

Dry January 2019

I, like 5 million people in the UK, have given up alcohol for January.  After a very overindulgent December, my body has said: ” Enough Janette, it´s time to get on the wagon and stay off the booze for a month”.

How about you? What are you giving up this month to kick-start some healthy habits?

Three unwise men, a donkey and a pair of bobby dazzlers!

janette-bobby-dazzlersSo, the 3 Wise Men have come and gone and, obviously, all three of them need to go to the ear doctor (an Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) because I specifically requested, for the 5th year running, a 1967 Aston Martin, a pub-sized pool table, and a 1950´s juke box, and instead, they gave me a pair of socks with a note on them that said: ‘’Get running couch potato!’’socks

Truth be told, I am very keen on my socks, and, they are called ‘Bobby Dazzlers’ which sounds totally cool, wouldn´t you agree?

Ok, spill the beans, what did you get?

Inglés Málaga: Happy festive holidays

Janette would like to wish all her clients and the larger international Inglés Málaga community a very fun and jolly festive season. It has been a fun and rewarding 2018. We have improved our English language skills to achieve a lot of personal and professional objectives, including passing official exams, getting better-paid jobs, setting up businesses, participating in international conferences, and emigrating abroad.

In addition, the Inglés Málaga community has got engaged, got married and had children.  Our language skills have enabled us to help lost tourists, translate for patients in hospital, and break down geographic, religious, cultural and political barriers.

On a personal note, I have learnt a lot more than I have taught, and without a shadow of a doubt my life is infinitely richer as a result of my clients.  Thank you!

EOI English C1 Exam Success: Congratulations Lola!

The summer is nearly over, the kids are preparing to go back to school, and here at Inglés Málaga we are celebrating the success and achievement of summer clients.

Congratulations Lola, you have passed your EOI C1 level exams. ! You gave your brain a severe mental workout during your intensive prorammeand  I am chuffed to bits for you

So, what do Inglés Málaga clients say about us? Well, read a few testimonials and you´ll get a good idea.

Click here for information about English courses, and social events

A-levels vs the International Baccalaureate: which makes a more rounded student?

Lecturer in Education, University of Bath

Few would disagree that a good education means more than just exam results. The benefits of non-academic experiences – from sports competitions, charity events, or school plays – have been shown to lead to more than just happy memories.

Evidence shows that taking part in extracurricular activities can support academic attainment, even into adulthood, as well as bringing personal benefits such as social skills, improved well-being, and self-confidence.

Interested in reading more?

Bonfires, good luck and Mr San Juan

In Spain, the summer officially starts with the night of Mr San Juan.  Historically speaking, I have no idea about the origins of this festival, or if it means anything significant.  However, what I do know is that, not only is it a great event to spend the night on the beach, but it also is the perfect opportunity to  let your hair down and go swimming under the moon and stars.