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Do you know your German dialects?

Is it a bread roll, cob, bap or breadcake? Do you say alleyway, ginnel, jitty or twitchel? In the UK we all speak various dialects of the English language. Although we all read and write in standard...
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25 hilarious German Compound Nouns

With plenty of grammatical rules (and exceptions) to get to grips with, German is known for being a challenging and complex language. So, for a little something different, we’ve complied some of...
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Your A to Z of French ‘Faux Amis’

Have you spotted a word in French that looks similar to a word we have in the English language? Beware, all may not be quite as it seems! There are examples of ‘faux amis’ or ‘false...
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Sound like a German native with our top 10 funny idioms

Want to pass as a native German speaker? Brush up on these ‘Redensarten’ (known in English as idioms). These are everyday sayings used to express emotions and thoughts. Here we share some of the...
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The resilience of our children in unprecedented times

On the 20th March 2020, I sat penning this article as our world entered a period of unprecedented change, as the COVID-19 virus threatened to interrupt all areas of our day to day lives. Even now,...
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Top 7 language resources we recommend!

Teachers, during this unprescendented period we have gone above and beyond to find the best language resources for you. Whether you are providing home learning materials for your students or teaching...

Top 8 ideas to fundraise for a school trip abroad in 2020

Keen to get out the classroom and take your students on an unforgettable school trip abroad? Start the fun early and get your students involved in some fundraising activities to help pay for the...

Marvellous Malaga or Vibrant Valencia? 5 ways to experience our new language destinations.

From snoozing through a siesta to escape the heat of the afternoon sun, to feasting on a deliciously large helping of paella, there are many things that spring to mind when we think of Spain....

Around the world in 10 cultures

As the school year flies by, many teachers will already be thinking about the last week of term in July, and how to leave their students in high spirits as they break up for the summer. A lot of...

The five sensory benefits of a school trip abroad

The way we learn is a characteristic that makes each person unique. It’s as much a part of our identity as our appearance, speech, interests and values. That’s why every child deserves the chance...

Top 10 free things to do on a school trip in Sorrento!

Located in the Bay of Naples overlooking Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento has so much to offer – for free that is! Known for its quaint shopping streets, archaeological sites and enthralling views, there...

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...