Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014!

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31st January 2014 is the start of the Chinese New Year.   This year is the Year of the Horse.   Start afresh and learn to speak one of the most important languages in the world – Mandarin Chinese. We introduce our top 5 ways to learn Mandarin, featuring some of the best and most innovative language providers in the world. [Read more…]

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.

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Foreign languages to become compulsory at KS2 in 2014

2014 is just around the corner and lots of us are coming up with New Year’s resolutions. With compulsory foreign languages being introduced into the primary level curriculum imminent, why not give your child a head start in the classroom with a language course designed specifically for kids?

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Learn over 100 languages with Eurotalk!

Now you can learn over 100 languages with Eurotalk! We’re excited to have finished adding all of the Eurotalk language courses in our shop and just in time for Christmas too. Eurotalk is one of the world’s leaders in language learning software and their language courses would make an ideal gift for someone. With over 100 languages to choose from, there’s a language for everyone!

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British pupils encouraged to learn Mandarin Chinese

UK Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced that British schoolchildren should abandon French, German and Spanish in favour of Mandarin Chinese. With 14.1% of the world speaking Mandarin, it is the world’s most popular language, and has made the British Council’s top five most important languages for Britain’s future economic prosperity.

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Could funny cats help you learn Spanish?

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You can barely visit YouTube these days without stumbling upon a funny cat video, and their immense popularity has been recognised time and time again in the global media. Now, one company has found that these cute critters might have a purpose other than making us laugh which could even help us improve our language skills.

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Languages and Business Forum – Berlin, Germany

Are you an international company, language school or trade association interested in connecting with the largest global conference on technology-supported learning and training for the corporate, education and public service sectors? You might be interested to learn that the first forum on business communication will be taking place on the 4th December 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

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Delay the onset of dementia by learning another language

It appears that speaking two languages could really help to delay the onset of dementia. Leading researchers in the UK, Canada and India have found that patients who are bilingual showed a delay in developing the disease by an average of four and a half years compared to those who are monolingual.

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Parlare Italiano con Think Italian

think-italian-aug-2013-issueLA vita è bella when you speak Italian! Now you can improve your Italian language skills by using the Think Italian online audio magazine. The August issue has just come out and is packed with articles covering topics including travel, people, literature and a whole feature about the famous Rossellini family including actress, Isabella Rossellini. It is an authentic approach to learning the Italian language for intermediate and advanced learners. You can also listen to each article by downloading the audio clips onto your computer, iPhone or other device.

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Lack of Language Skills in Britain is Bad for Business

The chronic shortage of people learning foreign languages in the UK could eventually lead to Britain losing its voice in business and diplomacy in later years. French and German are just two of the subjects at UK schools considered to be in ‘rapid decline’ due to the numbers of students learning these subjects decreasing year on year.

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