Newsletter September 2017

The Conlan School Course Guide

The Conlan School Course Guide demonstrates the broad range of study programmes we can offer you and your students. Through our ever growing network of contacts in the business and educational community, our aim is to provide experiences that will expand knowledge and increase confidence within the culture of Wales and the UK. We hope that during your time with us you and your students can progress personally and positively in every aspect of life!

Please, click here to download "The Conlan School Course Guide"!

Our groups – SWA Work Experience

From July 25th until August 22nd, Conlan School in Abergele hosted and facilitated the Work Experience Programme for the second SWA group of the year.
It was an overwhelming success and has been highly valued by each. As a group they scored the overall programme 98%! Alessandro (back row second from right) would liked to have extended his stay even, saying he not only improved his English but also his adaptability, which has done his confidence no harm.
Lorenzo (front right) and Riccardo (back row third from right) were impressed with their placements at ISC stressing the quality of support, interaction and challenge in using and developing their current work skills.
Underlying all of this was a solid host family base who they couldn’t speak more highly of, from the daily banter with the Williams’, watching football together at Haydn’s to the extra mile Jackie went for hers to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
Many thanks to the companies, families and their Head Susanna Picchi for sending us these model students.

Grandparent’s Day - vintage afternoon tea cruises

This is surely the perfect occasion to be thankful to our Grandparents for all of the wonderful things they do for us.
On 10th September family members will have the possibility to spend a couple of hours with their Grandparents aboard the Lady Diana for a traditional vintage afternoon tea. During the Cruise a large assortment of teas will be served in vintage teapots accompanied by homemade fruit scones and finger sandwiches.
Cruising up and down the beautiful river Dee there will be excellent opportunities to see the most attractive parts of rural Cheshire and photograph wildlife.
Finally, to conclude the afternoon in beauty, all Grandparents will receive a complimentary box of chocolates and a glass of Prosecco as well.

BBC introduce - Lingohack

The BBC have introduced a new web page to their site aimed at English Language learners called Lingohack. It is mostly pitched at Intermediate level and aims to help students of English read relevant articles in the news. Please feel free to give it a try and tell us what you think!
Get up-to-date with the latest news and understand it too with Lingohack. Listen to and watch authentic BBC World news bulletins and learn key words and phrases that help you make sense of the news.
We have another news related series - News Report. This series uses audio news stories to help you learn English. Click here to visit the News Report page.

Hear it on the Grapevine

If you hear rumours about something, then you can use this idiom, for example:
I heard it on the grapevine that Emma is dating Tom
Usually this kind of information is exchanged when gossiping with neighbours, friends or colleagues at work and isn’t necessarily true. What have you heard on the grapevine this month at work?