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PODCAST: The UK languages crisis - what can we do about it?
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PODCAST: The UK languages crisis - what can we do about it? languages podcast Jan 25, 2023

We face a UK languages crisis as GCSE numbers plummet and our confidence in learning languages crumbles. In episode 3 of The Language Revolution...

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PODCAST: Is it normal to speak more than one language & HOW do we learn them?
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PODCAST: Is it normal to speak more than one language & HOW do we learn them? language acquisition languages linguistics podcast Nov 10, 2022

Do you say ‘podcast’ or podcarst? I have no idea which one is more ‘me’ and so I sought advice about how we learn to speak...

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Adults speak FAST, so how do babies ever pick it up?! child development language acquisition languages Nov 03, 2022

It's truly incredible how perceptive babies are when it comes to learning to speak. Assuming there are no hearing or cognitive issues with language...

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How to ask "how are you?" in 5 different languages languages mini-lesson Aug 15, 2022

Learn how to ask “how are you” in five languages! Essential if you’re off on your hols or just to know in general as you never...

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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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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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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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Languages are better than ANY available drug for delaying dementia symptoms languages linguistics Feb 17, 2022

Did you know languages help delay the onset of dementia by upto 4 years on average by increasing your ‘COGNITIVE RESERVE’ .

Your...

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"It's raining cats & dogs!" languages linguistics Feb 15, 2022

"It's raining cats and dogs" is the theme of the day in the UK. But where does this peculiar saying come from?

According to omniglot.com (a most...

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Exploring "thank you" in Italian languages Feb 08, 2022

Discover ten beautiful ways to say “thank you” in Italian!

There are many ways you can express your gratitude in Italian, so we've...

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How to sound like a dog in different languages languages Jan 31, 2022

Fancy learning how to sound like a dog in different languages? Here's how! 

(Can you spot the connections between them?)

 

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