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Educational Tour to England

Check out these snapshots of England from one of our Chinese group who went on an English for Less trip. Be the next on our Educational Tour or Junior Activity Programme.

English for Less provides amazing Educational Tours and student trips in the UK, based on a range of academic subjects.

Red phone box

England black and white

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Take a look at our recent collection of black and white photos of England. Enjoy!

Hastings at night

Hastings at night

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Hastings seafront

Hastings seafront

The Moon from England

The Moon from England

National Gallery

National Gallery

Red phone box

Red phone box

King of the roads

King of the roads

London Zoo

London Zoo

Somewhere in London

Somewhere in London

Fishing in Hastings

Fishing in Hastings

Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe

NSPCC - The Color Run

We run for NSPCC

time to get fit

Running is fun. Some say that the best part is when you stop… We’ll leave it to you to decide. EFL decided to have some REAL fun before the busy summer season. We signed up for The Color Run. …and before you ask – yes! The spelling is correct. 😉 The event was started by our cousins across the Atlantic.

@TheColorRun was created in an effort to encourage professionals and novices to run together for fun and to promote healthiness and happiness.


time to sponsor

The Color Run also supports unique causes. We run for NSPCC this year (you may already know of them). NSPCC is the leading child protection agency in the UK fighting against child abuse. They look after and help children in need of all ages and all nations whilst they are in the UK. …and even when they leave too.

English for Less is raising donations to keep this great work going as we are all benefiting from it.

We would like to ask you to support our cause and spread the news. Any donation no matter how small is also very much appreciated. As big brother says – “Every little helps…”

Off the wall – A new world, new possibilities

A new world, new possibilities


I still remember the first time when I went to live in a different country. I was full of excitement and I was looking forward to experience the unknown. It has been over 15 years now but it still feels like it happened just yesterday.

Going on an exchange programme really changed my life. Apart from learning another language, I got to know a different culture. Actually, I got to know many different cultures… I met people whom I still regularly visit in their own countries and they regularly stay with me in Hastings. I went to their weddings in Mexico, Turkey and Spain – I met their newborn child and I realised that the world is a very small place. It also registered that there is no such a thing as impossible. I couldn’t have dreamt of the things that happened since. I got the travel bug and I got to travel the world.

After my exchange abroad, I started to look at things differently. I realised the important things in life and I started to pay less attention to the less significant events. I become more independent which helped me through my university years. I have got friends who have never done an exchange like mine and after 15 years, they still regret it (despite me trying to convince them back then to come with me).

I would strongly recommend everyone to try out what I have already experienced. Exploring a brand new world and getting out of your comfort zone helps you grow as a person. It will also teach you lessons that will show you a different side of the world around you.

I would never have opened my language centre if it wasn’t for the first ever exchange over a decade ago. The experience that I gained has truly changed me and my life for the best.

Steven Reznek
English for Less Language Centre Hastings

Our trip in Brazil

Amazing few weeks in Brazil – check out what the press says about us 😉

Read the full article below (page 2).

New Year's Resolution

Four ways to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

After every Christmas, when I’ve eaten too much chocolate cake and watched too much Home Alone, I start thinking about the coming year. I like reflecting on the previous year and what has been good, bad, happy, sad, normal, mad – you get the idea. But it helps me to think about what I could do differently in the year ahead. Therefore, I make New Year’s Resolutions. It is all fine as it is – I am excellent making them, but not awfully good keeping them. I am starting to see why I kept having failed so many times passed mid January… So here are some tips for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions.

1. Be realistic

One year my New Year’s resolution was to read a book a week. Well you can imagine how that worked out! Unrealistic expectations can often make us feel like we’ve failed, but really we’ve just set the bar too high. Sure – dream big, but take it little by little to get there.

2. Promise something you really want

Don’t make a resolution that you should want or what other people tell you to want. It has to be from you. Otherwise you won’t be motivated to do anything about it.

3. Tell your friends about it

The best way to keep your promise. Tell your friends. Don’t keep your resolution a secret. It will encourage you, but it will also encourage others.

4. Don’t be too hard on yourself

There will always be days when you forget or you’re too busy or you just can’t be bothered. Don’t worry about it. It happens to everyone! One of the reasons I have quit before by January 3rd is because I have been frustrated. I’ve been frustrated because I forgot to not eat chocolate or to go for a run, so I just gave up. But if I had not been so hard on myself, I might have kept going a little longer. So don’t be too hard on yourself.

5 Weird And Wonderful British Foods You Need To Try

1. Yarg

YargCornish Yarg is a semi hard cheese made in Cornwall, England. It is wrapped in nettle leaves. It is delicious.

2. Scouse

ScouseScouse is a type of lamb or beef stew in Liverpool. A great stew with no sets of ingredients (apart from the basics of meat and vegetables). Tastes amazing – a must do dish if you visit Liverpool.

3. Hevva Cake

Hevva cakeThe Hevva Cake is a traditional Cornish raisin cake, made simply without leavening or eggs. Serve with Cornish clotted cream, and a large cup of tea.

4. Berwick Cockles

Berwick CocklesOriginating in Berwick-upon-Tweed – the northernmost town in England – Berwick cockles are crumbly mints with a red stripe. The original Berwick cockles shop closed in 2012, after 200 years. The sweets are still available online.

5. Stargazy Pie

Stargazy PieFish staring back at you from a pie might not seem especially appetizing, but Cornish chefs know what they’re doing. The elevated heads allow oils to seep back into this pilchard, egg and potato pie.

Taprobane Island Sri Lanka

Top 10 Unusual Hotels in the World

Take a look at this list of top 10 unusual hotels in the world by English for Less. Unique and exciting Where would YOU like to stay?

Jumbo Stay (Sweden)

Spend a night in the cockpit at Jumbo Stay in Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. Jumbo Stay gives you the opportunity to relax on a Boeing 747 jumbo jet in an okay comfort.

Jumbo Stay Sweden

Kokopelli’s Cave Bed & Breakfast (USA)

Originally intended as a geological research office, this manmade one-bedroom cave B&B sits 70 feet below the surface of a mesa and is accessed through an entrance carved into a cliff face.

Kokopelli Cave B&B USAKokopelli Cave B&B USA

Hotel Kakslauttanen Glass Igloos (Findland)

These frost free thermal glasses offer the opportunity to watch the Northern Lights from comfort of your own bed.

Hotel Kakslauttanen Findland

La Montana Magica Lodge (Chile)

In Chile’s remote Huilo Huilo – there is a very spectacular place to stay. Reached by a rope bridge, this unusual volcano-shaped hotel offers an amazing view of the Patagonian Andes and complete relaxation.

La Montana Magica Hotel Chile

La Montana Magica Hotel Chile

Taprobane Island (Sri Lanka)

This two and a half acre private island hides just one unique, five-bedroom villa. Although guests can walk to the island from the shores of Sri Lanka, it’s more fun to ride in on an elephant.

Taprobane Island Sri Lanka

Attrap Reves (France)

Sleep out for a night under the stars without all the hassles of camping. Attrap Reves is maybe the only hotel in the world that has large glass bubbles instead of proper rooms. The idea has been duplicated in the City of London – sleeping at Leicester Square, right in the centre of the city… almost on the street.

Attrap Reves Hotel France

Ice Hotel (Sweden)

Ice Hotel is an art exhibition but you can experience staying there during the period of 4 month per year. Every year several artists come together to create a showcase for high-class art. Customers who want to feel how it would be like to live inside a big architected and artistically designed boulder of ice can also stay here for a night or two.

Ice Hotel Sweden

Jules’ Undersea Lodge (USA)

Jules’ Undersea Lodge began life as an authentic research habitat, and today it serves as a two-bedroom hotel 21 feet below the water surface.

Jules Undersea Lodge USA

Green Magic Resort (India)

Surrounded by pepper plantations in the heart of a tropical rainforest, It is a dream to stay at Green Magic Resort. Choose from one of the four two-story tree fort accommodations, located about 90 feet off the forest floor.

Green Magic Resort India

Quinta Real Zacatecas (Mexico)

Converted from the grandstands of the restored nineteenth-century San Pedro bullfighting ring, this singular place saw its last bullfight in 1975.

Quinta Real Zacatecas Mexico

9 Language Boy Meets 6 Language Girl

You can learn a language in so many ways. Enjoy this fun conversation between two polyglots*. In my attempt to expand my horizons and try my best to get to know a country’s culture, learning its language it’s just a natural step to take. You can do it as well. Start learning another language for the right reasons.

* A polyglot is someone who can speak several languages.