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The meaning of August etymology linguistics Aug 11, 2022

Over 2000 years ago the Romans had their own calendar (based on the preceeding Greek calendar) which was made up of 12 months. Our calendar today...

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Checkout one of our youngest adventurers! community Jul 05, 2022

We are so excited to see little Jade at just 7 months old starting out on her languages adventure with her mum Grace via the CLA! Here she...

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Recipe for Pastéis de Nata recipes Jun 23, 2022

Try this recipe for Pastéis de Nata - Portuguese custard tarts. These are made with puff pastry instead of short-crust pastry, so they're...

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Since everyone speaks English, is there much point in learning other languages? language acquisition linguistics May 30, 2022

As a nation, we’re pretty notorious for being “rubbish” at languages. But this wasn’t always the case. Throughout British...

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Why accents exist linguistics May 24, 2022

"Where's your accent from?" It's likely that you've been asked this at some point in your life... Especially as here in the UK we have...

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How are languages stored in the brain?! language acquisition languages May 10, 2022

Over the last couple of decades there has been a fundamental change in how we understand the brain, particularly in relation to how...

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The meaning of May! etymology languages linguistics May 04, 2022

Welcome to May – hopefully it's the start of the summer here in the UK!

Have you noticed that the word for May is very similar in many...

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Let's talk about screen time. Apr 29, 2022

Screen time is such a hot topic in the parenting world… is it ‘bad’ for our kids? Is it ‘lazy parenting?’

At Babel...

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The best way to learn a new language? language acquisition languages Apr 08, 2022

STOP worrying about the spelling... and START LISTENING! We get it - it was ingrained into us at school to spell correctly - in fact it was a huge...

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How many words can you say in a minute?! child development language acquisition Apr 04, 2022

150 words per minute!! Whoa!

More precisely, when adults speak a language they know well, they produce (on average) 150 wpm.

Sports commentators...

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Animals in different languages - a multilingual flashcard 🐶 languages Apr 02, 2022

It’s National Pet Month so we've pulled together a multilingual flashcard featuring the Portuguese, Spanish, Norwegian...

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Why learning languages with your children is always time well spent. language acquisition Mar 30, 2022

Learning languages is not necessarily just about the final achievement – being able to communicate in another language (which of course...

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