The Shocking Truth About Language Learning for Young People In 2020-21

The Shocking Truth About Language Learning for Young People In 2020-21

Language learning for young people suffered more than many other core subjects during the lockdown months of 2020-21, according to the British Council’s Language Trends Report 2021. International activities that make language learning for young people rich and vibrant...
Let’s Talk About English As a Foreign Language On English Language Day

Let’s Talk About English As a Foreign Language On English Language Day

The very term – English as a foreign language – is ironic. English has long since been the overarching global language.  But English was a foreign language originally. Or, more correctly, it begged, stole and borrowed from multiple other languages. James Nicolls...
“The UK loses 3.5% of GDP in lost business opportunities due to poor language skills”

“The UK loses 3.5% of GDP in lost business opportunities due to poor language skills”

A lost 3.5% of GDP due to missed business opportunities. That’s a lot of money not landing on these shores as a direct result of our language skills being below par in an international arena. Our pre-Covid GDP in 2019 was £2.17 trillion according to Statista...