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Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain

Posted on : July 27, 2017

Swedish scientists have discovered that learning a foreign language indeed has a visible effect on the size of our brains. A group of young adult military recruits were drafted in to take part in a study in Sweden. The test …

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Free Chinese Film in Manchester!

Posted on : February 8, 2017

To all our Chinese students: On February 22nd Manchester Airport and Hainan Airlines are showing the Chinese film “Hero” free of charge, in Manchester, as part of their Chinese Film Festival.  Even better, everyone who attends will be entered into …

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Does learning languages protect against dementia?

Posted on : December 23, 2016

Research on language speakers shows many benefits to learning languages, but perhaps the most exciting is the effects of bilingualism in ageing. The research indicates that bilingualism seems to protect against dementia. The discoveries began with Psycholinguist Ellen Bialystok of …

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Brexit means studying languages is even more important

Posted on : November 19, 2016

  The British Council surveyed 2,000 UK adults to measure attitudes towards learning foreign languages following “Brexit” – the vote to leave the European Union. The respondents believed that it was more important than ever for Britons to learn foreign …

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Which language pays the most?

Posted on : September 29, 2016

Some interesting research from jobs website Adzuna this week. They looked at all their job listings, which were posted in English, but which asked for other languages. They could then see which languages employers look for and which pay the …

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