Barcelona Trip, adult class

What a year it has been for PLS! Back in June, I took our advanced adult Spanish class to Barcelona for the weekend and we had an amazing time. We were staying in the IBIS hotel on Glories 22, which had clean, quiet rooms with very comfortable beds. The first evening...

WGC Mexico Championships

Justin Thomas achieved a magnificent a hole-in-one last Saturday at the WGC-Mexico Championship, and it was a pretty good. We’re not saying that there’s really such thing as a bad hole-in-one, but this effort was from 232 yards, which means he deserves all the credit...

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...

Why don’t more students take a language at GCSE?

The Teaching Schools Council has published a review claiming that a lack of conversational vocabulary and every day subject matter could be to blame for the drop in numbers of students taking GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language. The Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy...

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...

Babies learn language before birth

Research has shown that babies start learning sounds before birth adding a new aspect into the discussion on the benefits of raising children bilingually. Thanks to the constant exposure to their mother’s voice, research suggests that newborn babies can...

“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...