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10th December 2014, 09:36

Star Wars Ewokese to Star Trek Klingon: how do you invent a language?

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?

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24th November 2014, 09:16

'Language learning opens up new horizons'

It's worrying that so few pupils continue with languages, says Frances Suc-Diamond, writing in The Telegraph, especially when they open the door to new horizons

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12th November 2014, 13:21

Most UK school language students unable to do more than understand basic phrases

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”

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21st October 2014, 10:54

Rod Liddle of the Sunday Times learns German with Chris Polatch Language Courses

"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?"

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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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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!