Archive for the ‘Learn a language’ Category

Learn a Language, Transform your Career

Monday, July 24th, 2017

If you’re a secondary school student, in the 6th form, at University or even considering a career change, have you ever considered what learning a new language can do for you? You should. The opportunities are vast! Did you know that the following languages are not only in the top ten of most spoken languages globally, […]

How to Stop Summer Brain Drain

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The dreaded ‘brain drain’ strikes again! It’s a proven fact that children can lose two months’ worth of knowledge if their brains are not academically challenged. And worse, once back in September, they can take up to a month to get into the swing of things. That’s a quarter of a year of learning lost […]

Learn a language to open new doors

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The UK is a global country. With every corner of the world opening up, business and career opportunities are too… China, once considered a threat to the west, is now a serious commercial player. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, speaks fluent Chinese. Nestle’s CEO, Paul Burke, speaks six languages – explaining ‘Being multilingual creates a stronger connection […]

5 benefits to language learning

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The World Cup finally kicks off this week! And since all seven year olds will learn a foreign language from September 2014, now is the perfect time to brush up on your language skills. So what are the benefits? Whether you study French, German or Spanish, Mandarin, Latin or ancient Greek, a foreign language opens […]

What motivates us to learn?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

At 121 Home Tutors we constantly exploring ways to engage students who have fallen out of love with learning, Our tutors are often faced with children (and adults) who have given up. Maybe they struggled with a topic for so long that learning became a chore. Maybe they struggled in the classroom because of a […]

2012 – a year of change in tutoring and teaching

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Last year was a year of real change in the UK, we faced tough economic times and many public and private sector workers lost their jobs. The tutoring world also faced hardship. Many parents, despite wanting the best for their child’s education, had to let tutors go. On the other hand we didn’t lose students […]

Is your nest empty?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

If your child has gone off to university then you might suddenly find yourself with a quiet house and some spare time on your hands. Lots of people love this new freedom but many parents struggle with empty nest syndrome. No doubt the last few weeks have been hectic and emotional – getting your son […]

Exams are over (for now!)

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The exam season is finally over and it’s time for teens to take a well-earned rest. But then they have six (or more) long weeks stretching ahead of them and hours and hours of time to while away. The summer holidays are a great opportunity to catch up and/or work on areas where students might […]

Want to speak the lingo when you are abroad?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

We’ve all been there, on holiday, in a restaurant and you’d really like to order something from the menu and not sound like a complete fool. So you attempt the schoolgirl French that you remember and then die of embarrassment as the waiter gives you a patronising look and repeats what you tried to say […]

What’s the point of learning a language?

Friday, May 20th, 2011

In the last few years the number of children learning foreign languages has dropped dramatically. In September 2004, they were removed from the compulsory curriculum for 14 and 15 year olds and since then the numbers taking GCSE languages, such as French and German has declined year on year. In GCSE French there has been […]