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...
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...
Travelling Abroad? Learn How to Mind Your Manners in a Foreign Language

Travelling Abroad? Learn How to Mind Your Manners in a Foreign Language

Learning to mind your Ps and Qs in a foreign language is an elementary task to get under your belt before setting off on your travels. Want to know how to say “please” in a foreign language? Asking nicely is never a bad thing. Here’s some starters for 10, (with...
Are Chinese for Business Lessons the Difference Between Where Your Company Is and Where You Want to Be?

Are Chinese for Business Lessons the Difference Between Where Your Company Is and Where You Want to Be?

The United Nations places sufficient importance on the Chinese language to dedicate an annual celebration to it. And a survey carried out by the British Council has revealed that UK parents consider Chinese the most important non-European language for their children...
The Language of Money: Don’t Get Caught Out Abroad

The Language of Money: Don’t Get Caught Out Abroad

You wouldn’t travel abroad without checking exchange rates and having some local currency at the ready, would you? Money is as important to foreign travel as it is in everyday life at home. You need it from the second you set foot off the plane, for a drink at the...