Author: Jake Borland

Apr
26

6 tips to write effective emails

Nowadays we all receive hundreds of emails, whether personal or for work and it is easy for people to overlook your email if it is not written correctly. Your email needs to stand out and you have to use good writing skills to grab people’s attention.. Below are 6 tips to write effective emails.   [...]
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Jan
25

65 Tips to pass IELTS exam

IELTS 65 TIPS DON'T BE UNPREPARED! PASS YOUR IELTS WITH THESE 65 GREAT TIPS var htmlDiv = document.getElementById("rs-plugin-settings-inline-css"); var htmlDivCss=""; if(htmlDiv) { htmlDiv.innerHTML = htmlDiv.innerHTML + htmlDivCss; }else{ var htmlDiv = document.createElement("div"); htmlDiv.innerHTML = "" + htmlDivCss + ""; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(htmlDiv.childNodes[0]); } setREVStartSize({c: jQuery('#rev_slider_25_1'), responsiveLevels: [1240,1024,778,480], gridwidth: [1240,1024,778,480], gridheight: [900,768,960,900], sliderLayout: 'fullscreen', fullScreenAutoWidth:'off', fullScreenAlignForce:'off', fullScreenOffsetContainer:'', fullScreenOffset:''}); [...]
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Dec
12

2017 IELTS Exam Dates in Dubai

You will find all of the dates for 2017 IELTS exams in Dubai for both the General & Academic IELTS.   Please note - we recommend checking if there are still availabilities before deciding on a date.   If you would like more information about IELTS exam preparation and official IELTS exams in Dubai, please call us [...]
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Nov
22

Speak Is Now An Accredited Language Test Centre

Speak Language Institute is proud to announce its partnership with LanguageCert. We are officially an approved LanguageCert Testing Centre, offering our students the chance to get an internationally recognised English Qualification. Here are some of the benefits of the LanguageCert qualifications: Internationally recognised Awarding Body: you will improve your chances for academic progression and have [...]
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Nov
17

What’s the difference between a course and a programme?

This is a something which can be quite confusing at times. Most people seem to think that a course a programme are the same. However, there is a difference and we would like to explain what that is, because at Speak Institute we are going to start offering both. The explanation below is Speak Institute's [...]
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Aug
29

Back to School! New courses start Sunday 4th September

Summer is over, kids have started school again and the traffic is back. Yes September is here. It's a great time to start learning again and Speak Institute is here to help. We know how important English is to people living in Dubai. Our teachers are from the UK, Canada, US, New Zealand and South Africa [...]
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Aug
23
Jul
26

Free Yacht cruise when you book a course!

Get a FREE 4 hour yacht cruise when you book for a course in August & September! Hop aboard with Boatify and Speak Institute this summer! Speak Institute has partnered up with boatify.me, a new startup which organises social events on boats around the world. Students who pay for a course in July, August & September [...]
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Apr
27

10% Discount on Taxis to Speak Institute with Careem

We’ve partnered with Careem, UAE’s homegrown car booking app, to make your way to Speak Language Institute easier.   Get 10% off your ride to and from Speak Language Institute in Jumeirah Lakes Towers!   Promo code: SPEAK   Terms & Conditions:  STYLY: 10% off to and from Speak Language Institute in JLT Valid on NOW and LATER bookings. [...]
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Dec
14

Vernus Early Learning Centre in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

Students of Speak Language Institute enjoy the following discounts at the Vernus Early Learning Centre in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Free Trial Week to allow your child to enjoy an unforgettable experience. (7:30am to 1:30pm for free), after which  it is your decision to register. Priority placement in the Early Learning Centres and Vernus schools to […]

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Apr
23

6 differences between IELTS and TOEFL

Both the IELTS and the TOEFL are English proficiency tests needed for either university entrance, immigration or work. They are designed for non-native speakers who need to show organisations around the world that they have a certain level of English. Here are 6 differences between IELTS and TOEFL tests: 1. IELTS is British, TOEFL is [...]
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4 tips on how to improve communication at work

How often do feel like your colleagues don’t quite understand what you want to say or write? Maybe your body language is misunderstood by others or your intonation upsets your co-workers. Dubai is a wonderful place to work with many opportunities across all sectors. No one wants to admit they lack of communication skills; however, […]

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5 ways films can help improve your English

We all love watching movies and one of the great things about them is how they can help us improve a language. There are all sort of films out there that can help improve your English, from kids cartoons to more complicated films like thrillers and political movies.    I’m sure a lot of you […]

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Free Arabic Demo lesson

Do you want to learn Arabic? Do you want to discover more about the local culture of the United Arab Emirates? A great way to do that is by learning the language. So to help you decide if it is a good idea or not, we are organising a FREE demo lesson on Saturday 21st […]

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Feb
16

Speak English Institute’s one year anniversary

On Saturday 7th March, celebrate Speak English Institute’s one year anniversary with us!  On the day, get great discounts and the chance to win free English courses! Well what can we say! Speak English Institute is one year old in a few weeks and that it is all thanks to the wonderful students we have […]

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Dec
30

When do we use the present simple

As an English Institute, we often get asked many questions about grammar. So I have decided to start a weekly blog where I explain short grammar points to help both our students in Dubai and people from all over the world who may be interested. Not only non-native speakers should read these blog articles but […]

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Oct
07

I wonder? Why do we learn Arabic?

Here are some of the major reasons for learning Arabic. 1- Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world. It is a language that is spoken natively in more than 22 countries. These countries make the Arab World. You can travel in all these countries and use Standard Arabic and will […]

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Jun
17

Cafe socials @ Speak English

At Speak English Institute,  we don’t just keep learning confined to the classroom- we also aim to have a fun, friendly and social atmosphere so that our lovely students can relax and chat outside of lessons to practise their English. We’ve been to a number of local cafes in the last month- some of which, […]

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Jun
09

Addictive Apps that will Improve your English

While computer-based language learning has been popular for a long time, the technology that comes with the latest tablets and smart phones has the ability to revolutionise our approach to language learning with its multi-sensory and interactive potential. Responsive touch screens, improved text entry, high-quality image, audio and video recording, editing, and sharing, voice recognition, […]

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May
13

How important is English at work?

Yes, yes! We all know that Dubai has won the Expo 20202. Who doesn’t know to be honest? We hear about it every time we turn the radio on and each time we stare at a magazine. It even seems like most email signatures has a 2020 logo in it. But what does it really […]

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