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...

Learning a second language helps prevent dementia.

Studies as to the benefits of bilingualism and studying a second language are numerous.  However, researchers now believe they have strong evidence to suggest bilingualism can act as protection for the brain and delay the onset of dementia.  Their research showed in...

NEW SPANISH CLASSES AT WALLASEY CENTRAL LIBRARY

      We have run several successful language courses over the last 5 years at Wallasey Central Library, so we are pleased to announce that this Spring we will be starting two new Spanish classes. We hope to start a new Beginners Spanish class and attract some new...

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...

More students choosing to study abroad

According to the British Council 28,640 students chose to study abroad last year, this number has increased by 58% since 2013.  One explanation for the increase is the lower cost of university education abroad when compared to the UK.  One survey by TransferWise has...

La rentree – Welcome back to school!

La rentrée is the time of year in September where everything in France resumes after the summer shutdown in August.  It is celebrated almost like a new season.  There is a ‘New Year’ feeling in the air with optimism and excitement for what the return will...

Planning on exporting? How are your language skills?

Although it’s estimated that only 5% of the world’s population speak English, it certainly is an important language in business.  Over 50% of content on the web is in English and many expect that the dominance of English in global business will only increase.  You...

SPANISH ADULT SUMMER CLUB

As our adult classes take a break for the summer, this year we are holding our first ever summer club….. for adults! The classes are suitable for students of all levels as there will be different activities with something to suit everyone. The details for the...