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Learning a language for business

When we start a new job, we can expect to have to brush up on some of our rusty skills, or perhaps even to learn entirely new ones to make sure we’re ready to hit the ground running. But what if it’s not about learning a new computer program or brushing up on the maths we haven’t used since school, but instead learning a new language from scratch? The fact is, in today’s global marketplace, some companies will expect you to speak more than one language. If you are going to be trading with specific … [Read More]

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Summer Sale Offer From Think Language Online Audio Magazines!

Think Language Summer Sunshine Special Sale Offer! To celebrate the Summer sunshine, we've been contacted by our friends at Think Language online audiomagazines with an amazing special low price offer for their Think French & Think Spanish online audiomagazines - and what's more, it's a great deal for you, our Language Advantage Newsletter subscribers! This special price will only be offered between the 8th June 2012 and the 15th June 2012 inclusive. If you order a Think French … [Read more]

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Give the gift of Michel Thomas!

Christmas is nearly upon us and the New Year is just around the corner. Do you need a lastminute gift for someone and can't think of what to get? How about giving the gift of Michel Thomas! Michel Thomas language courses are available in over 10 languages including French, Spanish, German, Italian as well as Portuguese, Russian and Arabic. … [Read more]

Happy Chinese New Year 2014!

Happy Chinese New Year to all of our readers! Chinese New Year took place on 31st January this year, but the biggest day for celebrations in the UK is today, 2nd February. London’s Chinatown is set to hold the best New Year event in the country, with other big cities such as Birmingham and Manchester to follow suit. 2014 marks the Year of the Horse, with 2013 being the Year of the Snake and 2015 the Year of the Goat. This represents the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and the years … [Read more]

Romanians and Bulgarians to join the UK workforce

Romanians and Bulgarians will now be allowed to freely move to the UK as immigration controls have been lifted. Until now, there have been restrictions on workers from the Eastern European countries coming to work in the UK. However, now these controls, which have been in place since 2007, have been removed, it will be possible for workers from these countries to live and work in the UK. It is hoped that Romanian and Bulgarian workers will contribute to the UK economy through employment … [Read more]

The state school Latin revival

Latin is making a comeback in British schools at the moment as hi-tech methods are used to re-introduce it to the classroom. Latin has been phased out in the majority of UK state schools, tending to be taught mostly in private schools in the present day. However, with iPads being used more extensively in classrooms, Latin is suddenly becoming more accessible to educational establishments across the country. There was an increase of around 15% in the number of children being entered for a … [Read more]