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14th August 2015, 22:35

Britons 'nervous to speak foreign language when abroad'

By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter


20th July 2015, 11:46

Bilingualism and Brain Health

Learning a Second Language Boosts Cognitive Function. By Lizette Borreli


10th July 2015, 13:01

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 writes Alison Mackey in the Guardian


9th June 2015, 08:49

How Technology Can Help Language Learning

A post by Suren Ramasubbu, Co-founder & CEO,, on Huffington Post.


14th May 2015, 20:45

Languages may be passport to Oxbridge, data suggests

Students with good grades are more likely to win a place at Oxbridge and top universities to study languages than in recent years, data suggests.


30th April 2015, 15:04

The seven big language learning issues facing the UK

From the impact on the economy to community cohesion, a new report explores Britain’s relationship with multilinguilism


9th April 2015, 15:50

Nine ways to use language skills to get a job and boost your career

You don’t need to be near native fluency, to get a boost in your career from a second (or third) language.


24th March 2015, 08:56

Learning a language in later life: are you ever too old?

From keeping loneliness at bay and delaying dementia, to reconnecting with your cultural roots,three people discover the wide benefits of language learning


18th March 2015, 10:11

Secrets of learning a language — quickly

By Rob Budden for BBC Capital. According to language experts, you can learn basic communication skills in weeks and master the basics of a foreign language in several months.


24th February 2015, 08:59

How foreign language films struggle for UK success

This year's winner of the Oscar for best foreign language film is the Polish film, Ida. But is it getting more difficult to persuade us to read subtitles for two hours? By Vincent Dowd, Arts correspondent, BBC World Service radio


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