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Book review: Creative Schools by Ken Robinson
7 April, 2021

When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself. Jean Piaget I read the book for the first time when I was doing my post-grad diploma in education. But now I’ve decided to return to this publication, especially since I became more...

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Easter wishes from Bristol Language School
31 March, 2021

We would like to wish you all a lovely Easter break. BTW, we’re starting our SPRING language term soon, on Monday 19th April 2020. You can study Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish this spring at BLS. Enrol now!Thank you for learning languages with...

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Time for some changes: Starting a new blogging journey
3 March, 2021

Dear Readers, After writing our school’s blog for 5 years (and occasionally sharing it with other contributors!), I’ve decided that it’s time to start a new blogging journey. What?!?! Yes, a new blogging platform has been created 🙂  Why? To inspire you even more to travel, read and learn more!...

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Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021.
16 January, 2021

I think 2020 feels heavy, don’t you agree? It wasn’t my worst year, but it certainly was a challenging one. Online teaching, financial challenges, home-schooling, less travelling abroad, less family & friends. And the restrictions. Would I want this global change not to happen? Yes and no. On one hand,...

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Book review: 3 READING recommendations for Christmas 2020
9 December, 2020

I’m so thrilled to share the below book reviews with you today. They’re my ‘comfort’ reads, my inspiration and my intellectual treats 😉 Enjoy!  Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman Books wrote our life story, and as they accumulated on our selves (on our windowsills, and underneath our sofa, and on...

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Book review: Multilingual is normal. An anthology of voices. Talking about talking.
25 November, 2020

#multilingualisnormal What an amazing idea to collect voices about multilingualism. It’s so ordinary, yet so extraordinary. 60 stories about the pleasure, the fun, the enthusiasm of learning, knowing and using foreign languages. The book shows different life scenarios, career possibilities and language journeys. It’s a perfect read for those learning...

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Travelling corner: I fell in love with Exmoor
4 November, 2020

Why? Because, it has so much to offer! I re-discovered this beautiful region last winter and want to share with you why I find it so special. Below you’ll find my favourites of Exmoor: Green Exmoor is green. Even in winter, lower parts of the forests still remain green. It’s...

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Book review: Gdziekolwiek mnie rzucisz by Dionisios Sturis
21 October, 2020

Dionisios Sturis was born in Greece, but grew up in Poland. He’s a documentary writer. After graduating from university, he moved to the Isle of Man to work in a shellfish factory, as many other Poles did back then. However, his story is different, because after a few years he...

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Travelling corner: Baltic Sea in Poland
7 October, 2020

You know I love being by the sea and am even planning to move there one day (!). So when we planned our stay in Poland, we knew we wanted to go to the seaside, too. As the whole summer of 2020 was planned rather chaotically and last-minute, we chose...

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Book review: The Bilingual Brain by Albert Costa
23 September, 2020

“(…) bilingualism is the rule rather than the exception in the sense that the majority of the world’s population can communicate in more than one language.” Albert Costa What a fascinating read! To be honest with you, I didn’t expect to be taken on a such an interesting journey learning...

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