Language

Top 10 foreign films of all time for language students

With so many fantastic foreign films to choose from, it can be tricky deciding on those that are classroom appropriate. So we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of the top 10...
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Blenheim High School venture into the cultural heart of Seville

Earlier in the year, Spanish students from Blenheim High School in Surrey brought language learning to life as they ventured to the enchanting city of Seville. Highlights include trying out some...
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Top 10 free things to do on your school language trip to Cantabria

Cantabria’s laid-back villages, mighty mountain ranges and striking coastline offer up a different side to Spain. Tucked away amongst steep valleys, this is the ideal destination for school groups...
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Belper School and Sixth Form College experience boundless culture in Barcelona

At Rayburn Tours we have a strong international focus, working together with schools worldwide to seek new adventures, embrace new cultures and learn new skills. There is, however, something special...

Top free things to do on a school trip to Paris

Home to some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants, as well as being the headquarters for top luxury brands, Paris certainly has a reputation for being an expensive city. But that’s...

Funny food idioms that will make you sound more French

For example…   The expression ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ doesn’t mean that it’s literally raining cats and dogs. It actually means heavy rain. Learning and becoming familiar with...
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What’s Brexit got to do with language learning? Turns out a lot.

A recent survey published by the British Council cites Brexit as one of the reasons that pupils are becoming disengaged with foreign language learning. According to a third of secondary teachers, a...

Top 10 free things to do in Barcelona

Embrace the captivating coastal city of Barcelona and its endless culture, remarkable architecture and breath-taking scenery. We want to help your students capture the moment when they’ve been...
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Seville’s top 10 (almost free) school trip activities

Seville is your gateway to a time gone by. Known for its steamy-hot summers and mild winters, this southern Spanish capital is famous for its historic churches, grand palaces, Renaissance...
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Funny animal idioms that will make you sound more French

One great way to make yourself, or your language students, sound like a French native is to learn ‘expressions idiomatiques’ (known in English as idioms or sayings). These are everyday sayings...
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How can an international trip lead to success?

Taking your students out of the classroom on a school trip and immersing them into a totally new culture is one of the most rewarding experiences you can give. Being able to visit the countries that...

Is language learning a dying art?

The continued decline of modern language teaching and learning across the UK has been given much press coverage over the past five years. With an official from the Department for Education admitting...