Mid autumn

Hello! We’re now well into mid-autumn, with new courses and students. Everyone is welcome to introduce themselves to our pages. All pages allow comments.

Your first stops should be “About Us” > Who We Are”, where you can introduce yourselves. See writing by previous students.

Then look at “Trips”>”This Summer 2017″. Where did you go last summer?

Music too: go to “Music”, then tell us what music  you listen to and who your favourite singers and composers are,

We all look forward to meeting you and learning about your tastes!



Early Autumn..

… and we’re halfway through our September Intensive courses.

There is something for everyone on “English, Actually”. Right now, however, we’re talking and writing about Our Childhoods. So go to the page, join in and have your say.

And while memories of summer travel are still fresh, do share with us any adventures you’ve had. These can be found on our “Trips” page.

See you there!


Welcome Back

… after a well deserved summer break. Temperatures are now back to a comfortable level. And here on “English, Actually”, we’re getting ready for returning readers and hopefully new readers.

So why not start by telling us where you went this summer? Click on the “Trips” tab at the top on the right, and share your travels with us!

It’s easy-peasy, lemon squeezy, as one of my colleagues would say!

Holiday time

… at last. It’s time for some well-earned rest. There are plenty of standard expressions for this: relaxation, winding down, recharging your batteries, chilling out, enjoying quality time and many more. For many of us, it’s all too short.

The Editor will be off to the UK to see family and friends, likewise in France, hopefully, later in August.

For you, our readers, it’s all too easy during the summer to lose contact with English. But it’s also true that it’s never been easier to keep in touch with the language.

Wherever you go, you are certain to make new friends and oftentimes your common language will be English. So take the opportunity to speak, speak and once again speak. Make friends with your new mates on Facebook, WhatsApp and similar, and keep on speaking and writing.

But don’t stop there. Use our mag, English, Actually”, to record your experiences. The best place for you to write them up is on out “Trips” page and the best place there is the page, “This Summer 2017“.

We look forward to reading about your travels! Just go down the page to “Now You Write” and follow the instructions.

Tell you what – I’ll write something myself. Watch this space – and have a very good vacation.

The Editor

Trending on “English, Actually”

We’re here until 25 July, so there is plenty of time to take part in our debates and conversations. Anybody can join us.

Current topics include (but aren’t limited to) : Who We Are, Summer 2017 Travel and Our Food.

We look forward to your Input!


… and we’re still studying English! We’re also regularly updating our online magazine, “English, Actually”.

Current topics are “Someone We Know“, in which we describe a close friend or relative.

And we’re also posting our Favourite Photos.

It’s now time to think about travel. Where are you going this summer? Tell us about your holiday plans by writing to our Travel Page.

Make our magazine interactive by adding your comments and reactions. Everybody welcome!

Our Memorable Nights, Houses and What-Ifs

You may have noticed a special new menu item, “What If?” This is where you can speculate on the past and future. “What would I do if…?” “What would[n’t] have happened if…?” Don’t be put off by the grammar; it’s not as tricky as many people think.

Still highly current: Our Memorable Nights Out, Our Favourite Times, and, now, Our Houses. Come, join us, participate – and never worry about making mistakes. The Editor is here to help you. Rule number one around here is:

Keep Calm – and Carry On Writing.