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Constructed languages, or ‘conlangs’ as they are known, have always fascinated diehard fans. Could their creators be on the frontier of how we define language?
According to a Guardian survey of young people and language learning, more than four in ten students of Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese say they would “have difficulty understanding, speaking or writing anything”
"Can Teresa, from Chris Polatch Language Courses, do in a few sessions what Mr Webb failed to do in five years, and teach me how to hold a lengthy and perhaps intimate conversation with, say, Claudia Schiffer or Angela Merkel?"
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
Not enough people in the UK have ability and skill in crucial foreign languages, argues a report
Vice-chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz wants education system to allow children to strive to become as bilingual as they can be.
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.
Once you enrol with Chris Polatch Language Courses, you will find lots of useful info and resources in the Study Zone. So if you already study with us, check it out! And, if you don't, what are you waiting for?
The Virtual Learning Environment, within the Study Zone (where you can keep track of your bookings) contains listening material, language by language. We believe that, in combination with our professionally organised private tuition, this resource gives a unique language learning opportunity to our clients.
Resources in the VLE are FREE for our students!