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The truth behind teacher training

The truth behind teacher training

Teacher training can be completed as part of an undergraduate degree in education or as part of a Bachelor of Arts or Science which includes qualified teacher status (QTS). Teachers can also qualify in postgraduate study or through school-based training. In order to get onto the correct teacher training course, you’ll need to have a … Continue reading

The 10 hardest words to pronounce in Spanish

The 10 hardest words to pronounce in Spanish

The rules of Spanish pronunciation are so much easier to learn than those of many other languages. In addition, the phonetic nature of writing in Spanish certainly makes pronunciation a whole lot easier for learners compared to languages like English, which seem almost designed to trip up non-native speakers. In Spanish you just have to … Continue reading

Seven steps to inspiring the painter in your child

Seven steps to inspiring the painter in your child

Originally posted on Artspip:
From top to bottom: Painting alongside my children – finger painting with my three-year old; observing my seven year old start some abstract art (which I joined in with towards the end); the resulting finished painting. Ingredients: A range of paints – finger paints, acrylics, watercolours, oils (and linseed oil), mark-making…

Why learning while travelling is a good idea

Why learning while travelling is a good idea

Travelling is more than kicking back and letting the experience take over. The best trips are supposed to be those that expand the mind and contain enough challenging aspects to help develop as a person. Although language is by far the most popular thing for travellers to learn while away, many also take the opportunity … Continue reading

Things to see in and around Bristol

Things to see in and around Bristol

Around 100 years ago, Cary Grant and Nobel-winning physicist Paul Dirac were at school together in Bristol. More recently, Derren Brown and Chris Morris studied at Bristol Uni. If you’re about to join the new generation of students in the city, why not move in a few weeks before term starts? There’s plenty to do … Continue reading

Japanese visual arts

Japanese visual arts

To many Western eyes, Japanese art begins and ends with manga – a word used to describe the country’s home-grown comics and print cartoons. This oft-imitated aesthetic – all wide-eyed girls, cutesy creatures and overly styled haircuts – is, nevertheless, a fraction of Japan’s contribution to the world’s artistic heritage. History Japanese crafts date back … Continue reading

Fun ways of learning Spanish

Fun ways of learning Spanish

Today there are many options for learners of a second language. Thanks to technological advances and opportunities overseas, there is no reason why studying Spanish should be a boring ordeal. Vary your learning programme with different approaches and enjoy a quicker path to fluency. Spanish is a popular choice for those looking to learn a … Continue reading