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What’s the best age to learn a language?

May 31st, 2012|Tags: |

learning a language bestows on the learner so many benefits - mental, social and even career - that it just makes a lot of sense whatever your age.

Does too much ICT silence our foreign language voice?

May 22nd, 2012|Tags: |

Class can't be all hands on fun and games - but many teachers are reporting that the IT pendulum is jammed to the ICT end of the spectrum and when they bring it back to the middle - mixing ICT with games and human interaction - wonderful things happen.

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.

4 Top Tips for learning a second language at home

May 6th, 2012|Tags: |

Language learning thrives when it is part of your daily routine. Here are four easy ways to get language into your household everyday.

The Top 7 Benefits of Learning a Language

April 6th, 2012|Tags: |

Modern Foreign languages can be called a super subject - in the same way that some foods like broccoli are super foods.

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.

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 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 [...]

Are we really turning into Little Britain?

November 25th, 2011|Tags: |

If we are not embarrassed about our failure to speak languages maybe we should be.... "One of the great cringe-making sights is when you're abroad and you see cross British tourists bellowing "you don't speak English?" in some locals face."

How Games make learning a language easy – welcome to “The Oblivious Learning Zone”

September 23rd, 2011|Tags: |

When you're lost in a game, learning a language comes easy ToyTalk 2011 "UK's Best Board Game" KLOO Many students fall into two camps when being taught. There are those that enjoy the subject and are incentivised to learn. These are a teacher's dream and unsurprisingly they make more of an effort - and achieve better results. Alas in many, if not most classrooms, there are also the polar opposite students. Those that don't enjoy the subject, have no wish to learn and possibly would rather be anywhere else. These are a teacher's challenge. It's [...]

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