News #5

Is this how Eve spoke? Every human language evolved from ‘single prehistoric African mother tongue Every language in the world – from English to Mandarin – evolved from a prehistoric ‘mother tongue’ first spoken in Africa tens of thousands of years ago, a new study reveals. After analysing more than 500 languages, Dr Quentin Atkinson […]

News #4

1. Why should I learn a language? Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication. The reasons below may help to convince you to take the plunge, if such persuasion is needed. Some reasons are practical, some aspirational, some intellectual and others sentimental, but whatever your reasons, having a clear idea of why you’re learning […]

News #3

1. Talk your way into a new job, in a new language English may be the lingua franca of the business world, but if you’re not up for a rendezvous with a language prof, you could be drawing your own limits. “Foreign languages these days have only advantages,” notes global citizen coach Elizabeth Kruempelmann — […]

News #2

1. Why Britons are ‘language barbarians’ Earlier this year the former chief inspector of English schools, Mike Tomlinson, described Britons as „barbarians” when it came to learning foreign languages. Research published this week, which suggested fewer than one in 10 British workers could speak a foreign language, even to a basic level, appeared to show […]

News #1

1. European Day of Languages, 26 September 2010 At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages is celebrated since 2001 on 26 September. Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe’s 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out […]