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Learning a new language: debunking language learning myths

Learning a new language can be an intimidating endeavour, but it’s important to debunk the myths that surround language learning. The idea that natural talent is the most important factor in learning a new language is a myth. In this article, we explore the various factors that contribute to language learning and share the inspiring

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A guide to being a host family in Aberdeenshire

All that you need to know before being a host family in Aberdeenshire. If you’ve never hosted an overseas student before, you may be wondering what’s involved. This blog aims to outline common questions asked so that you feel comfortable right from the start. Why do overseas students come to Aberdeenshire? The students are on

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The top 5 benefits of educational visits

If you are considering a cultural or educational visit for yourself or your school but are unsure if they are worth it, this guide is for you. It is a big decision to decide to visit another country to help develop language skills, but there are also a lot of benefits. We have outlined five

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Well done to Rosemary!

A lovely message to Rosemary (one of our homestay tutors) from Anastasia’s mother. Excellent work Rosemary! Dear Rosemary, Anastasia is happy like never before , she showed all photos, your work with her and she is speaking only English! The castles are fantastic! Anastasia told us interesting stories about Fyvie Castle! The smell of roses

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Can my family host a foreign student?

Often families are apprehensive when they first consider hosting a foreign student and question whether they’ll be suitable. In this article, we address some of the main concerns when starting out and invite families to reflect on the positive impact they can make on the lives of the students who come. Giving Students an Opportunity

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