10 reasons to learn another language

Thursday, 29 October 2015 by

There are many ways that the addition of a new language can enrich your life.  Here are just some of them: Travel – make your holiday a more enjoyable experience and get to know the locals.  Take the stress out of travelling by feeling more comfortable in your chosen country.  People really appreciate tourists making

All languages: Radiolingua.com – website and podcasts Duolingo.com – website and apps http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ http://www.bbcactivelanguages.com/ http://livemocha.com/ http://www.linguascope.com/ ·         www.education.vic.gov.au/language http://ankisrs.net/ – downloadable software to learn languages Babbel app Busuu app http://www.linguascope.com/ ·         www.education.vic.gov.au/language http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/feb/09/top-podcasts-learning-language-german-japanese   For specific languages: Spanish: Coffee Break Spanish episodes and poscasts on radiolingua.com http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/ http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/ www.newsinslowspanish.com http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/mimundo/default.htm – Spanish for children http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/feb/11/singing-spanish-portuguese-language-skills-accent-pronunciation

5 Top free resources to practise French

Thursday, 03 September 2015 by

Who said that language learning has to be boring? Here are 5 links that prove the opposite. Practise French through hit songs that you can’t stop listening to or stories you’ll remember. 8 French songs you’ll want to listen to Songs are a great way to help learn a language and if they’re catchy tunes,

Everyone learns better when they are studying in a way which suits their learning style. Personally, if I haven’t seen something written down, I will not be able to remember it. This means I am a visual learner. The other two main types are auditory (people who prefer to hear things when learning) and kinaesthetic

What to do in Glasgow when it’s raining?

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 by

As you’ve probably noticed, we are not having the greatest of summers this year.  This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your time in Glasgow. Check out the museums! http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/Pages/home.aspx Lots of the museums on the following link are free – we can heartily recommend the Museum of Religion and the Kelvingrove. Check out the

In Task 2, take time to analyse the question carefully and plan what you are going to write.  The examiner needs to see a relevant and coherent answer, not just one which talks generally about the topic. Make sure you understand what kind of essay it is:  advantages/disadvantages, problems and solutions etc. Use linking words

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Free Online resources for FCE and CAE

Thursday, 23 July 2015 by

Preparing for an exam is never easy – finding time is a major problem but so is finding the money for practice materials.  Luckily, there are plenty of free resources available on the internet to help you improve your skills and help pass the exams. http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/ – probably the best website for the Cambridge exams. 

Sporty Outdoor Scotland – gap fill

Thursday, 25 June 2015 by

Here’s a description of what I like to do in my free time – fill in the prepositions (for example: in, on, with, from, across) One ___ the great things about Scotland is that you can walk or cycle anywhere you like ___ the countryside. You can also swim ___ or use a boat ___

1.   It’s not London! Glasgow is MUCH cheaper than the south of England. The average cost of living is significantly lower in the north. On average you will pay more than double to rent a property in London, 14 % more on weekly shopping and 10% more to eat in restaurants. Even a cup of

1          Become familiar with the common topics that come up in the speaking exam such as family, places, the environment, education etc 2          If you don’t know it, don’t use it.  If you’re not sure about a piece of grammar or vocabulary before you go into the exam, don’t use it. 3          If you know

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