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Book review: Bilingual Success Stories Around the World by Adam Beck

I reviewed Adam Beck’s book on bilingualism four years ago (here) and recently came across another of his publications titled Bilingual Success Stories Around the World. This time the author interviewed 26 families for tips and advice for their bilingual success. It’s divided into three main sections: early years, primary school years and the teenage…
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Happy Easter!

We would like to wish you all a lovely Easter break. We hope you have a great time. Our SPRING language term starts in April 2024, and we have a truly diverse selection of 10 languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. And we also have three in-person workshops…
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Goodbye 2023 and hello 2024

Hello, I hope 2024 has been a good year for you so far. We also started the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in February. And most importantly, we started our winter term at Bristol Language School! We had many students re-enrolling on our language courses this winter; it is always both heart-warming and reassuring…
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Merry Christmas | Joyeux Noël | Fröhliche Weihnachten | Feliz Navidad | Veselé Vánoce | Wesołych Świąt

Hello, As the festive time approaches, we would like to thank you for this wonderful year and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Veselé Vánoce! / Счастливого Рождества! (Schastlivogo Rozhdestva) / С рождеством Христовым!  (S rozhdyestvom Hristovym!) / Wesołych świąt Bożego Narodzenia! / Feliz Navidad! / Buon Natale! / Joyeux Noël! / Bon Nadal! /…
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Learning a language: is it worth repeating the same level?

Repetitio est mater studiorum We all want to progress when learning a new language, right? So what happens when we repeat the same level? Language learning is a complex process and requires our constant use of the learnt material (repetition), as well as learning new material. Even though all our more advanced language courses here…
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Book review: North Somerset Coast in Watercolours by Rosie and Howard Smith

After reading the books about Steep Holm and Weston-super-Mare by Rosie and Howard Smith, I was very intrigued to read their other publication on the north part of the Somerset coast.  The story starts in Worlebury, then moves to Kewstoke, Sand Bay through to Yatton, Clevedon, and Ladye Bay. Then up to Sugar Loaf Beach,…
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Happy Easter!

We would like to wish you all a lovely Easter break. We hope you have a great time! Our spring language term starts on Monday, 24th April 2023, and we have a truly diverse selection of 10 languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Enrol now! Thank you for learning…
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Book review: 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child by Naomi Stainer

“When it comes to bilingualism, something is always better than nothing.” (p. 127) I like reading books on bilingualism; they provide me with inspiration and motivation when it comes to raising my own children bilingually. This book reminded me that bilingualism doesn’t just happen, it requires parents and family to take certain steps to regularly…
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Goodbye 2022 and hello 2023

Happy New Year! I know it’s already February, and I’ve only now had time to sit down and write the first post of 2023! It was the beginning of our winter term at Bristol Language School that took most of my attention, but it was good to be available for last minute questions and enrolments….
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Merry Christmas | Joyeux Noël | Fröhliche Weihnachten | Feliz Navidad | Veselé Vánoce | Wesołych Świąt

Christmas is coming… We hope you’ll have enough time off to relax and enjoy those festive days! Whatever your Christmas plans are, take it easy and have fun. Don’t forget to sing carols and Christmas songs in the languages you’re learning! We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad,  Veselé…
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