February 21, 2016

Mayday mayday! Or why bilingual skills are important - as this funny ad shows.

Language skills are invaluable in any situation - especially during an international maritime emergency - as this clever little ad shows.

February 21, 2016

Lucy is in big trouble in Paris - only chain translation can save her.

Lucy's in trouble in Paris and needs language assistance big time - watch this hilarious language chain as we move from French to German to Spanish to English and back again....

February 02, 2016

Pancho the little yoga dog


Pancho the little yoga dog is a language champion. If a Chihuahua can be bilingual, then why can't everyone?

January 01, 2016

How the brain benefits from being bilingual


The brain benefits immensely from speaking two or more languages from improved cognitive skills

December 23, 2015

15,000-Year-Old Words We Still Use today


How far back in time can we go back in time with our languages? Where do they come from?

December 01, 2015

Ten podcasts to help you learn French - c'est si bon!


Podcasts are a great way to help you learn French or any language - while you're on the move via your smartphone or in front of your computer.

November 01, 2015

A funny way to say YES - all the way from Sweden.


World says 'yes' to bonkers Swedish sound. That's what the headline says. The sound, whatever it is, has gone viral - people think it's a little crazy. But why don't you decide?

November 01, 2015

Are you learning Indonesian, Mandarin or Japanese at school? Loads of fun stuff for you....


Then ask your teacher to register you for LLS - The Language Learning Space! LLS has loads of fun stuff to help you learn your language

June 20, 2015

7 Ways to Develop Good Habits in Language Learning


Learning a language is no random thing: here us useful advice on 7 ways to facilitate your language learning.

June 14, 2015

The Tangled Roots of English - it's a long story....


English is only one member of the Indo-European family - which goes back to a single language spoken thousands of years ago. But how did that language end up in Europe? The New York Times has some ideas.....

June 06, 2015

Do you see what I see? The Economist says bilinguals have another advantage....


The Economist discusses the latest research showing that children exposed to several languages are better at seeing through other people's eyes.

May 16, 2015

Key Great Schools Network documents for you


Please find attached a collection of key Great Schools Network documents, providing insights into the evolution of the GSN idea and stakeholder engagement and the achievements and challenges. These documents include:

May 15, 2015

Think in another language, think in another way


New research reported by the Guardian shows that the way you think and talk about events can be influenced by the language you are speaking in - even if you are bilingual.

May 10, 2015

Spain's Edurne takes on Eurovision - can she win?


Spanish pop sensation Edurne will be performing 'Amanecer' - in Spanish - at this year's Eurovision in Vienna and hopes to take home the crown.

May 03, 2015

Biggest song in the world right now: EXO's bilingual Korean-English smash no.1 in China


You may have never heard of EXO but this K-pop boy band is the It-Band of the moment - much hotter than One Direction & 5SOS right now - with their bilingual (Korean-English) song "Call me baby". It's no.1 in China - the world's largest market and storming the rest of Asia as we speak.

May 02, 2015

Can you learn Danish by Osmosis? Why not!


Can you learn a language simply by paying attention to the world around you? Emma Thomas talks about her experience in Copenhagen of trying to learn Danish by osmosis? Does 'pige' really mean girl?

April 27, 2015

Language is so interesting: hardest tongue twister(s) ever



p>We all like a good tongue-twister. Well, MIT researchers in America claim to have put together the world’s hardest

April 26, 2015

The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary


'He said/she said/they said' is no longer a problem for the Swedes. They've found a third way: a gender neutral pronoun for humans.

April 18, 2015

What was the First Language? Just ask Pharoah Psammetichus


Man has long been fascinated in knowing what the first language was. The Egyptian ruler, Pharoah Psammetichus, thought it was Phrygian - he had the scientific evidence to prove it.

April 18, 2015

Google Translate Takes Off in Ten More Languages


Google Translate adds ten more languages, including Malagasy, Sinhalese (සිංහල) and Kazakh (Қазақ тілі) - to its increasing list of languages you can translate to or from.

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