What’s Really Going on with Language in Canada?

What’s Really Going on with Language in Canada?

Language in Canada has traditionally been broad and diverse. Though historically, it’s long since been loaded in favour of its two official languages. They remain the dominant forces to this day. Wikipedia clarifies – “According to the 2016 census, English and...
In the Staffroom: Parlez-vous français? Say “Oui” to Learning French with Elisabeth

In the Staffroom: Parlez-vous français? Say “Oui” to Learning French with Elisabeth

It’s comical that the Brits love learning French above any other language, whilst claiming to be not so keen about its country of origin. And there’s no love lost on the part of the French either. They don’t claim to be GB’s biggest fans. The underwhelm is mutual. In...
Primary Schools: Wondering What the Ultimate Solution is to Your MFL Issues?

Primary Schools: Wondering What the Ultimate Solution is to Your MFL Issues?

The Association of School and College Leaders recently advised School Governors about MFL in primary schools, addressing “Why we need to build keen, fearless and curious language learners in primary schools ready to embrace languages in secondary schools.” MFL became...
Why Does the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Matter for EFL Learning?

Why Does the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Matter for EFL Learning?

Effective and compelling 21st century EFL learning isn’t just about language alone. Your EFL endeavours can be amplified by the intriguing history, culture and traditions behind the language. So, if you’re immersed in EFL learning in June 2022, you’re in for a...
How Misaligned Pronunciation and Spelling Makes EFL Lessons Bewildering

How Misaligned Pronunciation and Spelling Makes EFL Lessons Bewildering

EFL lessons can take an unexpected descent in to abject confusion and infuriation for reasons that don’t cross the minds of native English speakers. And surprisingly, these towering levels of disorientation are often caused by the most seemingly harmless little quirks...