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Living Abroad with a Host Family

Living Abroad with a Host Family

When I undertook a year abroad as part of my undergraduate degree, arranging accommodation was the part I was the most apprehensive about. My friend and I settled on staying with a Spanish family so we could have a better introduction to where we were living, a better...

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Top Tips for a Travelling Student

Top Tips for a Travelling Student

When you’re making the decision to move or spend some time abroad, there’s always something you’re going to forget. The experience will most likely be one of the most memorable times of your life, but how can you make it even better? Here are four things you can do to...

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Learning a New Language as an Adult

Learning a New Language as an Adult

For years, I had resisted.  Whazza point?  No need, innit.  But then, an excruciatingly embarrassing incident in a café in Funchal, Madeira.  “Your wife is Portuguese; your children are half-Portuguese.  You should be able to speak the language!” yelled the...

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How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language?

How Long Does it Take to Learn a Language?

Learning a new language The thought of learning a new language can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the biggest factors which impacts the decision to take up a new language is the time which you would have to dedicate to it. Learning a language,...

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Benefits of Being Bilingual

Benefits of Being Bilingual

Being bilingual is one of the most useful skills you could ever acquire, and will instantly provide you with more opportunities such as jobs, travel and international connections. The positives that can come out of learning a language are only boosted when you’re...

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Studying Abroad – A Year in Spain

Studying Abroad – A Year in Spain

Going Places For language students, studying or working abroad is a no-brainer. However, you may be surprised to hear that most university courses offer students a placement abroad for a few months or an entire year. Some people choose to study in a foreign country,...

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Applying to Study Abroad

Applying to Study Abroad

Applying to Study Abroad Many students like myself dream of studying abroad and being offered a new cultural perspective of the language they are learning. It is an experience that can’t be mimicked in a classroom. One which fully immerses you in the language,...

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Excelling with Edtech in Languages

Excelling with Edtech in Languages

Where did Edtech start? I remember my own school days sat in French lessons trying to work out what the teacher was saying but also wondering why there were holes in the table. I found out about language labs and that ours had become outdated and had been removed....

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