Q: What is the world’s most widely used language?
A: Bad English.
Not by our students, we hope!
We at RBS English Language Center believe that the more you enjoy a language, the better you learn it and that is why we invite you to ‘play’ with English and to have fun with it. On our part, we will do our best to help you use this beautiful language with confidence and to explore it a bit further.
- First of all, as we think that reading for pleasure helps develop language skills, so on finishing a full course (2 semesters at the same level) you will receive a book specially chosen by your instructors. Thus, even when you take a break, you will still keep improving your language!
Here is the list of RBS ELC recommended books for reading in the Winter 2011 semester:
||Title and author
||L.A. Detective by Philip Prowse (Macmillan readers 1)
||The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (Macmillan readers 3)
||Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (Macmillan readers 4)
||Goldfinger by Jan Fleming (Macmillan readers 5)
|GE Intermediate 2
||Sleeping arrangements by Sophie Kinsella writing as Madeleine Wickam
|GE Advanced 2
||Breathless by Dean Koontz
|BE High-Intermediate 2
||Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T.Kiyosaki
- Secondly, we organize regular social events for our students and their friends where you can use English in an authentic setting and have fun at the same time. Look for the info on past events and announcements for the new ones in the ‘Events’ section!
- Finally, the ‘Fun’ section has a collection of interesting stuff about the English language, funny examples of ‘Broken English’ (that is, used incorrectly), citations, poems, etc. found by the members of RBS ELC community in the Internet, in the streets, cafes and so on. We encourage you to pay attention to English used around you and to notice funny examples. If you would like to contribute to this section, please send a link or take a photograph and send it along with the source (e.g., name and address of a place) to tatiana [dot] ginzburg [at] rbs [dot] lv.