Tag Archives: foreign-languages

You’re never too old to become fluent in a foreign language

You’re never too old to become fluent in a foreign language

A new study on second language learning has recently taken the mediaby storm. A range of headlines – from the BBC to the Daily Mail and The Guardian – all trumpeted the depressing message that it’s impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after around age ten. All of these reports dramatically misrepresented the findings from the study, and the message they sent […] … learn more→

Beyond the big three: French, German and Spanish aren’t the only languages that matter

The shortage of foreign language skills in the UK is now a permanent preoccupation, with some sources placing the estimated cost of the deficit as high as £48 billion a year. Britons are now seen as a “nation of monoglots” and ridiculed when attempting to communicate in international contexts. But part of the problem is […] … learn more→