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22nd September 2014, 10:09

Is technology a silver bullet for language teaching and learning?

echnology such as Twitter and videos does support language learning, but teachers will only see the benefits if it goes hand-in-hand with a change of pedagogy

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10th September 2014, 10:30

Language teaching help announced for teachers

A network of foreign language teaching hubs is to be set up across England to boost the language skills of teachers.

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29th August 2014, 12:26

Deeply elitist UK locks out diversity at top

The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders

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12th August 2014, 12:02

Modern languages 'recovery programme' urged by MPs

Not enough people in the UK have ability and skill in crucial foreign languages, argues a report

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21st July 2014, 15:58

Bilingualism offers 'huge advantages', claims Cambridge University head

Vice-chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz wants education system to allow children to strive to become as bilingual as they can be.

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16th July 2014, 09:42

Drop the Negative Spin on Kids Who Start School Bilingual–They Are a Rich Resource for the Future

There are now more than 1.1 million children in our schools whose first language “is known or believed to be other than English” according to the latest government figures. This confirms a continuous upwards trend that shows no sign of abating.

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11th July 2014, 09:48

Wanting it enough: why motivation is the key to language learning

The reasons for learning a second language can be endless but the secret to success is rooted in the science of motivation

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8th July 2014, 11:57

In a globalised world, speaking only one language is no longer enough

Lack of languages stifles Brits and Americans. But why learn a second language if everyone speaks English? To better understand a culture, or boost your employability in the global economy, finds a Guardian roundtable

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22nd June 2014, 19:10

Foreign languages 'shortfall' for business, CBI says

The UK's education system is failing to produce enough people with foreign-language skills to meet a growing need from business, the CBI has said.

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20th June 2014, 09:55

Mandarin: Confucius Institute aims to boost numbers

The number of students learning Mandarin in England could double by 2019, says Education Minister Elizabeth Truss. A lack of Mandarin teachers has held the UK back, said the British Council

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