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How To Learn A Language

July 31, 2015 10:19 am0 comments
How To Learn A Language

For any of those studying languages at degree level, you will understand the long hard slog that’s been necessary to get to this point, and you might still feel that there are mountain ranges standing between you and fluency. Most of the time you might be so dejected it’s just […]

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For the Logophiles

December 12, 2013 10:00 am0 comments
For the Logophiles

English is a curious language with many strange rules that don’t always apply, many odd words and a plethora of words borrowed and looted from other languages. I love words. I love the sound and feel of them. I love finding out where words came from and how they all […]

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The 140 character limit: Art or Farce?

March 29, 2013 4:42 pm0 comments
The 140 character limit: Art or Farce?

140 characters for your thoughts: welcome to twitter. Twitter began as a system of mobile phone text messages linking up to a larger internet network. On early mobile phones, 140 characters was the maximum limit allowed for a single text; hence, twitter’s character limit was set at this figure. So surely […]

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Speaking a foreign language- Is it important nowadays?

September 4, 2012 1:30 pm3 comments
Speaking a foreign language- Is it important nowadays?

This is a subject which has been on my mind a lot recently, particularly with the world’s attention currently fixed firmly on the British Isles. It is virtually impossible to miss the words ‘Olympic games’ and ‘Team GB’ which have been splashed across the media for months now. (If you […]

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Does Wales Need A Language Revolution?

July 23, 2012 11:30 am0 comments
Does Wales Need A Language Revolution?

Saunders Lewis is considered one of Wales’s literary heavyweights; his is one of those names that prompt wide eyes, pursed lips and subtle nods of the head. His works are considered to be part of the so-called Welsh Canon –the body of Welsh literature thought to consist of classics that […]

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The bizarre nature of the oral exam

May 10, 2012 6:19 pm1 comment
The bizarre nature of the oral exam

In two hours time I will be sitting very nervously in front of two French university professors and a microphone, armed with an oral essay with a few nifty subjunctives shoved up my sleeve. It’s the first French oral exam that counts since I started at uni, and they really […]

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