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At Michaela Community School, we believe that ‘memory is the residue of thought’ (Daniel Willingham). To help pupils get language into their long-term memory, we need them to be focused on the traditional activities that concentrate thoughts on the language: translation, dictation, reading, listening, and short writing and speaking tasks.Read now ❯Teaching Languages for long-term memory
Are you struggling with a foreign language? Tired of flashcards and memorising glossaries? If so, the Goldlist method may help, all you need is a notebook and a pen!Read now ❯The Goldlist method: Learning vocabulary by writing it down
A super linguist from Chester, Richard Simcott is also an entrepreneur who founded the polyglot conference in 2012. Read his account of what it was like to be a polyglot before the internet took off.Read now ❯A polyglot life
Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if monoglots are missing out on something important.Read now ❯Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?
Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This free course, How to learn a language, introduces the skills and strategies for language learning, setting realistic goals when learning languages and keeping motivated, practise speaking skills and vocabulary learning strategies. It will enable you to evaluate resources and create a virtual immersion environment.Learn more ❯How to learn a language
Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about. It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language. This free course, From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language, looks at how language is understood by taking an interdisciplinary approach.Learn more ❯From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language