I’ve just come across this short video about the Spanish language via Pinterest. It explains how Spanish came to be, condensing 2000 years into 3 minutes and shows why Spanish is such an important world language. Well worth a watch, whether as a tool for promotion or persuasion or out of interest.
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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 […]
Thank you to June da Silva for pointing this out via firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Following on from my previous post, here are clips from the same series in French and German.
I’ve just been reminded of these lovely videos that were part of a campaign to promote language learning.
Photograph by me ;o)
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)
Thanks to @simonhowells for this suggestion. And thanks to @josepicardo as I understand Simon saw it on José’s website!