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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

We’re turning into “Little Britain” – cut off from the continent – Ouch!

October 7th, 2011|

Dr Anthony Seldon, Head of Wellington College, argues that our collective weakness in speaking foreign languages is turning us into a "Little Britain". Pulling no punches, he argues that we are becoming deeply insular, expecting all foreigners to speak English. He goes on to say ""Our record in language learning is uniquely bad in the developed world. We cannot simply assume the rest of the world will learn English to accommodate us. We cannot lose the plot at a time when other countries are expanding their language teaching. We desperately need to shift that culture and dramatically expand the teaching [...]

Government backs learning a language from 5 years old

October 3rd, 2011|

Power learning with educational games At last some reality when it comes to language learning. Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has stated he wants from five. There is an excellent article on the BBC website . But if you just want the nuggets here they are: Every child should learn a language from the age of 5. Almost every other advanced nation teaches a foreign language from that age. He criticizes Brits for taking a "perverse pride" in not speaking another language. The number of pupils taking a language at GCSE has plummeted from 444,000 in 1998 to 273,000 in [...]

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