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Language Seed Blog

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When teachers can’t speak the language – how are they going to teach it?

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: board games, Learn French, Learn Spanish, mfl games, Spanish Games|Tags: , , , , , , |

If a teacher cannot speak French or Spanish, how are they able to teach them as subjects? With the numbers of language teachers falling precipitously it's becoming more and more normal for a class to be [...]

Asking for a Pizza and a Coffee – Super Easy

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: French Games, Language Learning, Learn French, mfl games|

There are two ways of learning a language. Firstly, there is by rote - essentially you'll learn a stock of useful sentences off by heart. And then there is the generative approach: in this method you [...]

What difference does enthusiasm make for language learning? How can I get it in the classroom?

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Language Learning|

Two great questions that deserve straight forward answers. Q 1. What price does enthusiasm make to learning a language? A. I think we all know the answer to this - but the answer is ALL [...]

What makes a Good Game become Great

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: board games, Language Learning|Tags: , , , |

What's the secret to a great game?...Well first and foremost it has to be enjoyable. Not many games survive if they aren't any fun!! Less obvious is that they should also be a challenge. Noughts [...]

Finding the Perfect Xmas Gift – a Language wrapped in a Game

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Language Learning|

It's not easy to find the perfect Xmas gift. There are so many things to consider. But imagine you walked into my shop and you're quite pushy (I'm sure you're not!!) - And this [...]

French Language Trivia Quiz…amazing facts about the French language

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: Language Learning|

How much do you know about the French Language? 15 questions: 8 is an average score;  10 is very good; 12 is excellent Go to our Interactive French Language Trivia Quiz and discover amazing [...]

Taking the Language Plunge Today

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Language Learning|

How to get started learning a new language Don’t wait for the new year to commit to learning a new language. There is no time like the present and it has never been easier to [...]

What do people find most impressive about Bradley Cooper? He’s fluent in French!

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Language Learning, Learn French|

So he's a global mega-star. He's been in some of the biggest grossing films of all time. He's one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. He's been nominated for 2 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTA [...]

This fact changes everything – why you can learn a language

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Language Learning|Tags: |

Sometimes a fact comes along which is so far out of kilter with what you believed, it stops you dead in your tracks….and I saw one a few days ago in The Guardian about language [...]

The power of foreign words in marketing

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Learn Italian|

Marketers are adding a new and powerful tool to their magic mix of tricks and schemes to help us part with our money...foreign words! English so often the go-to language for marketers, is now making way for some foreign words when there is a need to conjure up authenticity, cultural depth, heritage and sophistication