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Learning the lingo!

March 14th, 2023 by Christine Chadwick

Whatever your reason for learning a new language may be, it is obvious that enhanced opportunities may arise both in your business, travel and personal life. Perhaps you are thinking of retiring to another country or you would like to make foreign online acquaintances. The beauty of speaking a second language is about communication, interaction and being human!

Although the English language has become a global lingual franca in recent years, this should not deter your decision to learn a new language. Many of the root words used in foreign vocabulary will help you understand or analyse new words in your native language. FIRST TUTORS LANGUAGEs website has over 2000 tutors that specialise in many differen... Read More »

Benefits of learning British Sign Language

February 2nd, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

As with learning any new language there are many benefits of learning British Sign Language (BSL). BSL is the main form of sign language used in the UK today.

The Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) describes BSL:

British Sign language (or BSL) is a visual-gestural language, which makes use of three dimensional space and the movement of hands (and other parts of the body) to convey meaning. It has its own vocabulary and syntax.

British Sign Language (BSL) is officially recognised in Britain and is the second most widely used language, after English.

The second most widely used language after English! Imagine how many more people you could communicate with. According to Action on Hearing Loss there are more than 11 million people in the UK with some for... Read More »

5 tips on how to encourage early language development

September 22nd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Children start developing their language skills from a very early age and encouraging their language development is vital to building their confidence as well as broadening their vocabulary and learning to speak properly.

By encouraging your child to develop their language skills from an early age you will ensure they enhance their social skills and set them on the right path for a better academic future. Here are five tips to encourage early language development with your child:

1. Allow your child the time to speak

As parents we spend a great amount of time trying to teach our children to listen. Try allowing your child to speak and describe things. It can be anything from simply telling ... Read More »

How much will people spend on learning a new language and why?

December 1st, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Being fluent in a second language offers many benefits and opportunities for all ages; but learning a new language takes time and dedication. It is not that it is necessarily a difficult task; it is merely understanding that language skills are a habit that can be developed through discipline and practice. Did you know that there are approximately 7000 languages in the world today? Let's have a quick look at the distribution of world languages by area and origin.

Distribution of world languages by area of origin

Area Living languages Number of speakers Count Percent Total Percent Mean Median Total 7,102 100.0 6,291,192,624 100.0 885,834 7,000 Africa... Read More »

Why Learn The French Language?

January 27th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

A World Language

French is a world language. With more than 200 million people speaking fluently on the five continents.

Job Prospects

Speaking both English and French provides a huge advantage on the international job market.


French is international language for cooking, fashion, theatre, dance, architecture and the visual arts.

International Relations

French is both a working language and the official language of The United Nations, The European Union, The International Olympic Committee and The International Red Cross.

Travel France is the world's number one tourist destination and attracts over 70 million visitors.

Higher Education

Speaking French opens up study opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and... Read More »

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