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UK held back by poor language skills

The UK will be held back as it seeks to emerge from recession unless it boosts the number of language graduates, campaigners say. From BBC this week: The National Centre for Languages (Cilt) points to a worrying decline in the take-up of modern languages. Cilt chief executive Kathryn Board...

Sept update: Spanish fiesta (26 Sept), photos from Languages Week, Chinese singing project

get your ex back Euroasia Spring Update – 1 Sept 2009 Firstly, thank you all who came out in support of the launch of International Languages Week at Euroasia. Photos are available on our Euroasia Facebook page. Latin American party- 26 Sept The 2nd Fiesta de la Chilenidad en...

101 FREE tools to learn any foreign language

The people at Online College have written an interesting article on 101 tools that can help you learn a new language. At Euroasia we believe that these tools are best supplemented by classroom time with a teacher. Nevertheless these are good resources for language learners. Translation With these tools,...

Cactus Kate blogs about International Languages Week

Cactus Kate, a well known (and some say controversial) blogger, posted a blog entry today entitled How About Some of that $400 million For This? Hot on the news that Maori language is deemed PC enough to support to the tune of $400 million, I was alerted to International...

Using English effectively

No matter how good we are at foreign languages, the fact remains that a lot of the time we will viagra canadian pharmacy be communicating with non-native speakers of English – in English! We may find ourselves using English with non-native speakers in business meetings, either at home or...

Spanish lessons for Starbucks workers

I’ve just found out that some viagra discount 100,000 Starbucks workers throughout the United States will begin learning Spanish.  Starbucks just signed an agreement with Spain’s Cervantes Institute to offer workers Spanish lessons via the Institute’s online Virtual Spanish Classroom (Aula Virtual de Español), according to a newspaper article....

Charlize Theron wants to learn Spanish

Charlize Theron says she wants to start taking up Spanish classes. The 33-year-old worked with Mexican director Guillermo Arriaga on “The Burning Plain”, and the moviemaker helped improve her Spanish skills by teaching her a string of swear words. Theron says, “Of course he taught me the dirty stuff!...

Victoria Avenue School Gala

When: Sunday 5 April, 10.00am – 3.00pm Where: Victoria Avenue School, 282 Victoria Ave, Remuera Admission: Free Enjoy a great family day out at the Victoria Avenue School Gala – we have live music from the Nairobi Trio, children's’ performances, quality s buy cialis without prescription econd hand clothes,...

Sir Ken Robinson on creativity in schools

“All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think,” he says. “Most students never get to explore the full range of their abilities and interests … Education is the system that's supposed to develop our natural abilities...