The future in English – aspect, not tense

The future in English is difficult to learn.  This is because you learn  in traditional English language classes that English is based in the tenses: past, present, and future.  However, English is NOT a tense-based language.  To be able to USE English grammar in REAL...

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Edinburgh Festival English course!

Improve your English by taking part in the Edinburgh Festival!     Scotland Study Centre (SSC)  has registered with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to put on the show ‘Culture Internationale ’ – and YOU can take part!   For the entire period of the...

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The Scots accent

Scots actors endangered by linguistic schizophrenia                          By Rory McDonald Speaking out at the 2016 BAFTA Awards Ceremony in Glasgow, award-winning Scottish actor James McAvoy claimed that the use of Scottish accents in the film industry  sounds...

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English language courses are exSSCiting!!!   

ExSSCitement ahead at SSC! by Anne McDonald, founder of Scotland Study Centre (SSC), Edinburgh, Scotland  I am really exSSCited to be visiting Japan and China in April! And there are also exSSCiting English language courses ahead!   I taught at Hijiyama from 1992...

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Paraphrasing in Academic English

Paraphasing in Academic English gets you high grades in your essays and dissertation   Paraphrasing not only makes your essay or dissertation ‘yours,’ but it also lets your tutor / the person grading your paper know that you have understood the topic...

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Paraphrasing in Academic English

Paraphrasing is essentiaI if you want higher grades in Academic English. When paraphrasing Academic English, there are simple tricks you can learn that will help you do it in the proper style! When writing an academic essay, you need to get your information from...

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English Grammar to express viewpoint

English Grammar in Use   In today’s English Grammar in Use class you will learn:       How to use the present perfect and simple past and     How to use ‘going to’ and ‘will’   to express viewpoint.     Task Read...

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Study Japanese in Edinburgh

Study Japanese in Edinburgh.  It’s Fast, FUN, and eaSSCy at SSC! Are you interested in Japanese language and culture?  Would you like to understand Japanese anime and manga in Japanese?  Would you like to visit Japan and be able to understand and speak the...

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Historic Edinburgh has stories to tell!

Historic Edinburgh is a city that has many interesting streets, pubs, and stories to tell! Victoria Street is one of historic Edinburgh’s many  beautiful and interesting streets.  Its colourful buildings are from Medieval times, and many still have their...

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English language bilingual positions in Edinburgh

English language bilingual positions are available now in Edinburgh for people bilibgual in English and another language. Are you bilingual in English and another language?  Are you looking for full-time job that has reasonable working conditions and pay? Then CONTACT...

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Edinburgh exhibit of Mary’s last letter

The Edinburgh exhibit of Mary Queen of Scots’ last letter, written hours before her execution, was well worth the wait! The 35 minute wait at Edinburgh’s National Library yesterday to see the final letter by Mary Queen of Scots on the 430th anniversary of...

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