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Top Tip for Beginners – the First Words to Learn in a Second Language

September 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Learn these and your ability to express yourself quickly and easily will grow exponentially. That's why it's a great place for language beginners to start.

Research on how Games improve Language Learning in Classroom

March 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

A Study of The Power of Games to Motivate Learners Teaching languages is no easy task We have a lot of empathy with language teachers. MFL is, without doubt, a difficult subject to teach - more difficult than most. Teachers need to somehow motivate students to learn lots of data (words) which are also annoyingly fiddly and work to some arcane grammatical rules. That would be OK if every student in the class was a model student and prepared to knuckle under...but that's not the universe we live in. In reality many students tune out as soon as the tough stuff comes long. [...]

How language helped in a medical drama on holiday

September 2nd, 2012|Tags: , , |

In this minor medical drama in Italy, I had to explain my relationship with my daughter and what she was suffering from. The doctor would then ask me questions to ask Sasha - she would reply and I translated back. Having a second language felt extremely valuable.

Hopelessly addicted to learning a foreign language

May 16th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning a language can harness the brain's joy of learning new things, but leave you with something of permanent value, in a way that neither drugs nor video games ever could.

How a young man learned to speak 11 languages fluently

February 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

The unique aspect of KLOO is that even absolute beginners can play and instantly start making sentences up to 10 words long. No study, no grammar, no work - they'll learn how to make thousands of sentences in seconds.

Proven Best Way to Learn New Words in a Foreign Language

February 20th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Best ways to build vocabulary in a foreign language We learned new words through Discovery Learning I am pretty sure that none of us had parents who, when we were very young, gave us lists of words to learn by next week. What generally happened is that we would point at something that we wanted to know the name of, such as a dog, and our parents said "Dog" and we repeated "Dog". This is form of learning is called Discovery Learning  and it is the natural way we built our vocabulary when we were small. [...]

Why language is important for your child’s career, lifestyle and even income

February 13th, 2012|Tags: , , |

A second language benefits children in many ways Learning a language is important for a child's future Sometimes there is a an article that encapsulates everything in a nutshell. This piece, that appeared in the Sunday Express recently, is such a piece. It talks about how learning a language is more than  just another subject to learn - much more. It explains how employers are actively seeking personnel with language skills and cannot find them. It shows that people with language skills earn more and generally can look forward to a better lifestyle...if you want [...]

MFL Resources: White Board v Game Board

January 20th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pay Attention. The White Board is centre stage in most classrooms. MFL Resources for the classroom People of a certain age (alas this includes me) are always impressed by the technology in today's classrooms, especially the ubiquitous interactive white board. The nearest I came to hi-tech teacher resources in my day was an overhead projector! Are they used anymore? Smart phones are the norm As impressed as I am, I know a large group of important people who are not impressed......children. White boards are all they have ever known and when I asked [...]

How to use Kindle to learn a language

January 13th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

3 steps to using Kindle E-books to learn a language It's easy to use a Kindle to learn a foreign language Volumes have been written about Kindle and the way it can revolutionize the way we read.  But did you know Kindle and E-Books also make learning a language a lot easier....read on. As well as using Kindle for reading my usual books, I also use it to brush up my Italian. In doing so I have learned that the Kindle has made learning a language through reading, easier than ever. There are just 3 simple [...]

The UK’s Best Board or Card Game is a language game!

September 29th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

The Best Board in Britain teaches foreign languages! KLOO - BEST BOARD OR CARD GAME We are very proud to say that KLOO has been recognised by ToyTalk as Britain's Best Board or Card game. This is great news for the language learning community. It means that language teachers have a resource that happens to be the best in category against all comers - not just language games. To win top prize, KLOO had to beat off stiff competition from the giants of the games industry including the likes of Raveneberger's "Labyrinth", Gibsons [...]

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