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...

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...

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...

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...

Want to be on TV?

Plimsoll Productions, a TV production company based in Bristol are making an exciting new prime time documentary series following Liverpool John Lennon Airport and they are looking for holiday makers who may be travelling from Liverpool airport over February half term...

ALL Primary MFL Hub

Finally an ALL Primary MFL Hub on the Wirral! Next Monday 19th January sees the launch of an ALL Primary MFL Hub at Raeburn Primary School from 4:00pm-5:15pm. The aim of the Hub is to offer a FREE way for teachers to access support, share ideas and resources and...