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Playing games is a great way to learn languages!

Whether you are playing traditional word games, such as I-Spy or 20 Questions, or purpose-made board games and card games, playing while you learn is a great way of staying motivated!

Particular favourites of mine are the shopping list game from Orchard Toys, which is even available in French (along with a number of other great games) – Orchard Toys French games Continue reading “Playing games is a great way to learn languages!”

Learn vocabulary with memrise.com

Our favourite website to use for vocab learning is memrise.com

It’s free to join, and there is something for every level.

We have lots of courses on memrise, especially if you are studying for your GCSEs, so check them out and have fun while learning some new words!

https://www.memrise.com/course/1522065/aqa-french-gcse-new-spec-general-vocab/

https://www.memrise.com/course/1142252/aqa-spanish-gcse-school-and-jobs/

https://www.memrise.com/course/1142199/aqa-german-gcse-school-and-jobs/

You’re never too old to learn a language

Many people think that you can’t learn a new language once you’re an adult… but research shows this simply isn’t the case!

http://www.fluentu.com/blog/can-adults-learn-a-second-language/?lang=en

Furthermore, being able to speak another language can actually keep your brain more active and help to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/164/bilingual_brains_are_more_resilient_to_dementia_cause_by_alzheimer_s_disease