Category Archives: promotion

Report on Foreign Language Learning in Europe

An interesting report on Teaching Languages in schools across Europe was published a few days ago. Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe 2012 is a joint Eurydice/Eurostat publication, produced in close cooperation with the European Commission. The report is based on four main data sources: Eurydice, Eurostat, the European Survey on Language Competences […]

World Hello Day

Thank you to June da Silva for pointing this out via primarylanguages@mailtalk.ac.uk. November 21st is World Hello Day on which people are encouraged to greet 10 people to demonstrate the importance of personal communication in maintaining peace.   World Hello Day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall […]

“Language and your brain”

Just found this interesting infographic about the relationship between learning languages and your brain. The bottom section about the optimum age for your brain to be most efficient at language learning is a strong case for Primary Languages (hurrah!) but not such good news for my attempts to learn German (boo!). It doesn’t say you […]

Linguascope awards.

Just discovered the following via Linguascope’s Facebook page. To celebrate the second Linguascope Conference in Brighton we have decided to create a series of awards aimed at rewarding and highlighting outstanding achievements by individuals, companies and organisations involved in the field of Modern Foreign Languages. The categories are as follows: Language Teacher of the Year […]

Posters to promote language learning. 8

Here’s another gem – this time brought to my attention by Richard Mayor at Holy Cross Primary in Walmley. If you have any favourites, perhaps you’d like to share them in the comments below? I’m getting quite into this poster making malarky! ;o)