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Reasons why 1-2-1 learning might just be for you

  Here at The Language Guru, we know there is no “one size fits all” method of teaching. Some students enjoy being in a class with others, getting to meet new people and learning languages together. Others find that a “one to one” experience suits them better. Let’s look at the benefits of taking private… Read More

Why only 12% of New Year’s resolutions are kept

Seemingly 88% of the things we promise ourselves we’ll achieve each New Year fall by the wayside within a few weeks*. And this is because: We don’t enjoy them We don’t monitor our progress We don’t really know why we’re doing it We feel despondent when we can’t see immediate results We don’t believe in… Read More

5 ways employee language training delivers a positive return on investment

We’re all part of the same planet, right?! Doesn’t it therefore make sense we give our employees the tools and skills to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues all over the world – in overseas offices, business partners abroad, and everyone else with whom you do business? The world is shrinking daily in terms… Read More

We pay our respects to the late, great Charles Aznavour

This month, we take a look back at the life and career of one of France’s greatest performers. He was a rather unlikely heart-throb to those who remember him from his early career, one which lasted some 80 years. At just 5ft 3in tall, Charles Aznavour was almost 50 before he had his first hit… Read More

Pros and cons of language learning face-to-face v by app

Will it suit you more to learn one-to-one with your tutor or will the convenience of an app be the right choice? It’s up to you. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at both learning methods. It’s fair to say there is no ‘correct’ answer. Everyone’s different and we all prefer to learn… Read More

Going back to school

September means late summer here in the UK. Young people all over the country are getting ready to go back to school and college. For The Language Guru, it also means the start of the Autumn courses of language learning. Our tutors are looking forward to a fresh intake of students as well as some… Read More

Find that dream job overseas

If you’ve always wanted to work overseas and find that dream job that ticks all your boxes, what will give you the edge over other applicants? The ability to speak the language of the company and the country in which it is located. Why? So, you can: Write your job application in their language, which… Read More

Celebrating Spanish artists

Following on from our popular ‘Celebrating French women’ blog post, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most famous, prolific and influential Spanish artists. El Greco (1541-1614) Domenikos Theotokopoulos was known as El Greco (‘The Greek’) and born in Crete, then a Venetian territory. He trained in Venice where he developed his… Read More