Archive for the ‘German’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

How to start learning a new language

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

This month we’ll be focussing on languages – bringing you hints and tips on picking up a new language whether you want to learn holiday Spanish or business French. You’ve decided you’d love to start learning a new language. Maybe you are going to Spain during the summer holidays and for once would love to […]

Learning a language over the summer

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

If you or one of your kids would like to learn a language – or brush up one you already know – the summer months are a great time to take action. Many people have a little bit more spare time in July and August, and because of the school holidays there will be plenty […]