Students

25
May

Virtual UK university tours and open days after Coronavirus

University campus tours and open day events were, in previous years, a great way to give prospective applicants and parents a great impression of their future university. The coronavirus pandemic has all but put an end to leisurely travel to the UK but universities are quickly adapting to provide virtual tours and open day events in lieu of physically attending.
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15
May

What will UK universities look like from Autumn 2020?

Intake levels 1. There could be a drop in students - many universities are still charging the same fees as before the virus but with no contact hours. Some applicants might question the value that they receive if distant learning models are somewhat passive. 2. There’ll be more students appealing A level results and choose to defer a year/resit exams.
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22
Mar

Business and Spanish Degree – Georgie wins uni placement with Danone!

Congrats to our degree student Georgie who’s secured a marketing placement with Danone for her 3rd year out! She aced her telephone, video, face-to-face AND assessment day interviews. She’s been having 1:1 Spanish with us for the last few years to support her though her A levels and her Business & Spanish degree at Exeter Uni. She came to My
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17
Mar

Covid-19 – Important student update

Whilst most of our students are already learning online, we advise face-to-face students in our centres in Cardiff and London to transition to classes on Skype or Zoom. Both apps have great features and you can continue with your current timetables so there’s minimal disruption to your learning. ✅ We've also recruited more GCSE, A-level and Degree-level tutors to meet
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28
Feb

What’s your WHY? Once you know, we can help you!

Our students who know why they’re learning a language get results. Do you know what your “why” is? When learning a new foreign language, you need to identify why you’re learning a new language.  It’s easy to say that you want to learn Spanish because you’ve always wanted to or study English because you think it’s an important language. As
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11
Feb

Post Brexit thoughts: speaking a second language is a valuable commodity

It’s been 10 days since Britain left the European Union and there were mixed emotions across the nation. Amongst the huge celebrations, there were also tears for many reasons. From an economic perspective, there were concerns surrounding the impact of business, trade and the education sector. The focus for My Language Lab was mainly in relation to the education sector
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16
Jan

Brexit Update – Erasmus Student Exchange 2020

As we begin a new year and new decade, the academic year is one that should be filled with exciting advanced technologies and innovative systems to help our students. Instead it’s a feeling of negativity, which looms large due to Brexit. This will not only affect the educational sector within Britain but also students choosing to travel and study abroad. 
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6
Dec

Why do people choose Paris as a destination to live, work or study?

Known to many as the city of love and romance, filled with quirky cafés and tasty croissants, it’s clear why people decide on living in the “city of love.” It’s beautiful architecture, food and history draw people in from all corners of the globe.  After recently visiting Paris we decided to research in more detail about France’s economy, it’s education
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15
Oct

Thomas Cook Collapse | The Impact On The Travel and Leisure Industry

Thomas Cook was the world’s oldest travel company with around 22,000 staff worldwide, completing 178 years of business. With around 19 million customers a year and £9bn annual sales, Thomas Cook was successfully operating in 16 countries. However, in recent years the company have openly declared financial difficulties months before their announcement. In September 2019, the global company announced bankruptcy.
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11
Sep

2019 GCSE and A Level Results Are In!

Congratulations to our hardworking students on their recent results. 2018 was a successful year for us and 2019 was even better! All GCSE grades received have been 6 upwards, including 9’s (equivalent to A*-B). Our A level students achieved 100% A*-A grades, which is even better than last year’s results of 100% A*-B grades! What a fantastic achievement! Well done
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10
Jul

Booking a language study trip abroad

Choosing to study abroad can be a daunting yet exciting prospect for many students. In this article, we look into more detail about the benefits of learning a new language whilst spending time in the country where the language is being spoken. The programmes are varied so that they’re flexible and tailored to your learning requirements. By selecting a study

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7
Jun

4 Amazing Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

You often hear people mentioning that learning a foreign language can have huge benefits for your future. But what do they really mean? From career opportunities to keeping your brain healthy, there are many potential benefits to picking up a second language. There’s always the case where people will ask why they need to learn a second language when “everybody
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15
May

Infographic | Spanish Holiday Homeowners

In this infographic, we provide facts and statistics on our students who have holiday homes abroad, the most popular areas to purchase and the main reasons why they want to learn Spanish with us. We also share the most challenging aspects of learning Spanish for these students, such as the level they started studying Spanish at, to getting used to

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14
Apr

The effects of Brexit for expats and students

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Almost three years have gone by and the future is still unclear for students and expats. Expats According to Eurostat statistics, approximately 3.6 million citizens from 27 EU countries live in the UK, whilst around 850,000 British citizens live elsewhere in the EU. The UK government and

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14
Apr

Vlog: How to book your free online assessment

Watch our 1-minute video here on how to book your free online assessment with My Language Lab. Tell us what you're looking for, book your 30-minute time slot and join us in our virtual classroom on the day. We'll talk you through what to expect, the resources we provide (all included in the price), our tutors, timetable, pricing and answer
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1
Apr

Vlog: How long does it take to learn a foreign language?

Watch our 1-minute video from founder Drew and discover how long it takes you to become fluent in a foreign language. Drew discusses the various factors that determine how quickly you can learn a new foreign language. By dedicating one hour a day to language learning, your pronunciation skills, everyday vocabulary, foundation grammar and verb skills will all be improved

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26
Mar

The Erasmus exchange program – understanding the real benefits and the impact of Brexit

“Currently 53% of UK university students who do learn abroad, do so through the scheme [Source: BBC] That’s a large percentage of UK university students studying through the Erasmus exchange programme. As explained in El País, the Erasmus exchange program is considered a life-changing experience for many students. The numbers speak for itself – in total, Erasmus has hosted around

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5
Mar

Business Student Spotlight – Nicola (Google)

We would like to give a warm welcome to Nicola, one of our Business Skype students working for Google! She’s currently focusing on conversational and general Spanish and will progress onto Business Spanish. Nicola’s boyfriend is from Buenos Aires in Argentina and he has a lot of Argentinian friends. Her aim is to be able to communicate with them more confidently. She’s currently focusing on

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26
Feb

How technology can help students remain engaged and learn more effectively

The arguments of whether technology is good or bad for education are constantly up for debate. However, our beliefs are open in that we believe in technology as much as we believe in traditional forms of learning techniques. The requirement of foreign languages is only becoming more apparent across the world, whether for jobs, moving to a different country or

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12
Nov

Tourism in Barcelona 2018

With it’s all-year-round comfortable climate, traditional buildings and vibrant culture, Barcelona is seen to most as the perfect city break. In 2012, Barcelona reached record numbers with 27 million visitors. Two years later, in 2016, the city recorded 34 million visitors – 25% up in four years! In conclusion, that sounds like a healthy economy. However in recent years Barcelona has

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4
Mar

How are we different from your average learning provider?

There are many language schools, academies and agencies in London, Bristol and Cardiff, and sometimes it’s a little tricky to know which one to go with. You may find yourself asking, “What is the difference between them anyway?” The Spanish Academy is, evidently from its name, an academy rather than an agency. Often agencies are large organisations, which have hundreds

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