New Year Celebrations

Happy New Year! My New Year was spent with my family, playing trivia games, online games, drinking, eating and then waiting for the chimes from Big Ben to tell us when to hug one another and wish one another a Happy New Year. It was pleasant and I felt grateful to be...

Why bilingualism can be such a benefit

We already know that England is behind many other countries when it comes to learning languages from a young age. After speaking to many people about bilingual children and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of speaking the languages at a young age, I decided...

20 fascinating language facts you always wanted to know

We often get asked questions about languages e.g. which language is the most widely spoken, when should you start to learn a language, how long does it take so we have put together our own alternative Frequently Asked Questions!  Whether you are new to learning a...

Who are you sat next to on the plane?

The holiday season is upon us and many of us will be passing through our local airport over the next few weeks and months.  When you do spare a thought for those people who aren’t off to relax on a beach or sip cocktails by a pool.  That’s right your fellow traveller...

“I couldn’t believe how much Spanish she was speaking”.

When I visited one of our nurseries last week, I had the usual welcome that all language teachers love, fifteen 3-4 year olds looking up and greeting you in the language you are teaching them.  However, what made this particular morning even better was hearing...

10 tips for vocab learning

In one of our Advanced Spanish classes for adults last week, we got talking about the problems and pitfalls of learning vocabulary and how tricky it can be to learn and then retain it.  I shared some of the tips I have found have worked for students in the past...