24 Jul 2014

The Importance of Food in Language Development

It’s difficult to overestimate the impact of food on the development of modern languages. The word for the cereal we eat in the morning is derived from Ceres – the Greek goddess of agriculture – while dinner originates from ‘disner’ […]

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09 May 2014

Should Kids be Taught How to Code or Learn a Language?

Prime Minister David Cameron is encouraging more British children to study Chinese. He recently set of goal of doubling the UK’s Mandarin students to 400,000 by 2016 to help seal the business deals of tomorrow. But some tech experts say Mandarin […]

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22 Apr 2014

Translators Set to Benefit from European Business Growth

2014 might be a good year to be in the translation business. Things are starting to look up for small and medium-sized firms across Europe. With improving sentiment comes the prospect of economic growth. This means big business for translation […]

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02 Apr 2014

Is French the Language of the Future?

French could just be the language of the future – leaving the likes of English and Mandarin trailing in its wake. Data suggests the language is growing quickly, particularly in some of fastest-growing areas of the world, such as sub-Saharan […]

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19 Mar 2014

Millions Celebrate International Francophonie Day

Celebrations are under way all around the world this week to mark International Francophonie Day on March 20. French speakers and non-French speakers alike from Vietnam to the Caribbean to Canada have gathered in celebration of the French language and […]

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03 Feb 2014

John Lewis Launching French Website in 2014

More ‘in store’ for online shoppers at John Lewis John Lewis is going full speed ahead with a marketing move aimed at expanding into Europe. The company is planning to launch a French website that will see customers pay for goods in […]

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24 Jan 2014

Smartphones Driving Online Shopping in France

Mobile use is contributing to eCommerce in France Marketers in France are starting to realise just how many internet sales are affected by the use of mobile phones in the country. It has been known for some time that devices […]

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16 Jan 2014

Is Your Business Cyber-Savvy?

The internet has revolutionised the way we work and play. Going online has thrown up a wealth of opportunities for businesses and consumers, but alongside these opportunities there are also considerable threats. As more and more companies trade online and […]

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03 Jan 2014

Can You Master the ‘Toughest Tongue Twister Ever’?

Riddle me this At first glance it doesn’t appear too difficult: ‘Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.’ Hmm…surely that tongue twister is not as hard as ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’, ‘She sells seashells by the seashore’ […]

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04 Dec 2013

SNCF to Provide English Lessons for French Train Commuters

All aboard the language train French commuters jumping aboard rail operator SNCF’s Reims to Paris line are enjoying something novel alongside their coffee and croissants: English language lessons. The state-owned railway firm’s project, called – appropriately enough – English on […]

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