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6 Ways Reading Can Improve Your English Skills

6 Ways Reading Can Improve Your English Skills

In the UK World Book Day is on 5th March… so, if you are in the UK you may see lots of school children dressed up as their favourite character, celebrating everything to do with the magical power of books and reading!  You don’t have to dress up…well, you can if you...

How can international lawyers qualify and practise in England?

How can international lawyers qualify and practise in England?

Are you a lawyer working in a jurisdiction outside of the UK and want to cross-qualify in England and Wales?  Here’s a guide on how to expand your qualifications and practising capabilities…. If you are a qualified lawyer in your own country but want to work in...

Exploring Darwin’s Shrewsbury

Exploring Darwin’s Shrewsbury

Charles Darwin is famous around the world for his contributions to science. But did you know he was actually born in Shrewsbury?  Affectionately known as Shrewsbury’s most famous son, Darwin was born and raised in a house on The Mount in Frankwell just a moment’s walk...

5 Tips for Networking in English

5 Tips for Networking in English

Networking is one of those “buzzwords” used in everyday business. It means building professional connections at international conferences or business events by introducing yourself and promoting your company or services in the hope that this will create contacts...

Christmas at Severnvale Academy

Christmas at Severnvale Academy

Spending Christmas in a country that is not your own can be an eye-opening experience. At Severnvale we very much enjoy sharing Christmas traditions with our students and love hearing about celebrations from around the world. This blog is all about how we share...

Let’s Celebrate: 100 Years of Women in Law

Let’s Celebrate: 100 Years of Women in Law

2019 marks the centenary of women working as lawyers in the United Kingdom.  A change to the law early in the 20th century (The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919) made it legal for women to be lawyers for the first time in the UK. It also allowed women to...

Best Podcasts for English Learners

Best Podcasts for English Learners

Why listen to podcasts? We all lead busy lives and finding time to practice your English can be difficult. It can seem impossible to fit practicing a language in between work, family life and exercising! If this is the case podcasts may be the answer. This blog will...

Why study Business English?

Why study Business English?

Why choose a Business or Executive course? Many of our clients need to speak English with other non-native, as well as native, speakers. Taking part in a course here in the UK gives you the chance to work together with like-minded people from all over the world. For...

IELTS, FCE, CAE or CPE Exam?

IELTS, FCE, CAE or CPE Exam?

“Which is the best exam to take, IELTS or Cambridge First (FCE)/Advanced (CAE)/Proficiency (CPE)?” is the question we are often asked by potential candidates here at Severnvale Academy. This depends, of course, on what your plans are.If you are aiming to study,...

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Shropshire
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United Kingdom