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OCR proposes to update GCSE language exams to make them more relevant

Posted on : May 22, 2015

The OCR exam board has submitted proposals to Ofqual to develop more youth-friendly exams in MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) removing some conversational topics such as the weather, holidays and zoo visits, and instead offering topics such as tattoos and festivals. …

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la Academia – language school or football club?

Posted on : November 16, 2013

We love football at la Academia!  Being based in Greater Manchester we are surrounded by great football clubs and we work with several clubs to provide language services – translation, interpreting, English language tuition for football players, coaches and staff, …

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What is the best age to learn a new language?

Posted on : January 25, 2013

It is commonly believed that children are able to pick up languages much more easily than adults – sometimes this even prevents adults from trying to learn a foreign language when they are older, as they believe they have missed …

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Language tuition for KS2 – French, Spanish and Chinese on DofE list

Posted on : November 18, 2012

On Friday the Department of Education confirmed that, following a consultation earlier in the year, it will make language learning compulsory at Key Stage 2 from September 2014. The DofE has now put forward a list of suggested languages – …

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British people are good at learning languages

Posted on : August 1, 2012

Should British people be embarrassed at their ‘failure’ to speak foreign languages? Here at la Academia in Manchester, we don’t think so – every day we’re encouraging our students to carry on a great British tradition of learning languages. When …

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