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When it comes to top quality British language schools London is probably your best bet. While cities like Brighton and Bristol are also firm supporters of tutoring English to young overseas students, London's size and variety of language schools attracts students from countries all over the world. What London can deliver that other cities can't is its quintessential "English-ness". While over 300 languages are spoken within city limits, as the capital of the UK London is exceedingly popular with young boys and girls, especially throughout Europe; and when the time comes for them to learn English London is generally the first port of call.

With its huge selection of English language schools, London is a great place to study even outside of the classroom. Having to immerse yourself in the culture of your target language as well as forcing yourself to speak your new tongue all the time aids the process of language acquisition. There aren't many English courses in London that foreigners can take without improving their skills almost beyond recognition.

Even though English, the world's lingua franca, is infamous for its mind-boggling rules of pronunciation, grammar and spelling compared with more regular, logical languages like German, or phonetic languages like Spanish; within the capital you can pick up good English in the classroom, and bad English outside. The locals are unlikely to know the difference between parataxis and hypotaxis (though I'm sure a cab driver will give you his detailed opinion on the difference between taxis and taxes), but with its English schools London will no doubt have someone who can enlighten you, and there's little need to search through the city's burgeoning population of 14 million - just check the listings for language courses.

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