Why children should start revising for their 2015 GCSE exam now!

Wait! What? Yes, school might have broken up for the long summer holidays and that 2015 GCSE seems distant ship smoke on the horizon, but there really is no time like the present – or maybe September – to start revising – and VICI can help! Firstly let us say the schools in West Berkshire […] Read more »

Going back to school to inspire the future generation

The brightest budding linguists at St. Bartholomew’s School in Newbury were given an insight into the importance of being bilingual in the modern world. The audience of some 50 students from years nine to 13 were taken from the school’s Gifted and Talented programme and all were already studying one or more languages. Among the […] Read more »

The Wimbledon Wobble

When Andy Murray set about defending his Wimbledon title, he got off to a flyer – three matches, 9 straight sets, absolutely clinical. But when his Wimbledon world fell apart after defeat to Grigor Dimitrov on the 2nd of July, Murray had some thinking to do. What next? ‘What next?!’ – That’s a brave question. […] Read more »

The VICI Language Academy will be closed within five year

Well, if you believed a debate raging on social media over recent weeks. A discussion within a language group on LinkedIn asserted that all language schools would be closed within five years. Yes, apparently the onward march of apps on mobile telephones and tablets and ever faster broadband will soon remove the need to visit […] Read more »

Learning a language will pay career dividends

Here at the VICI Language Academy we are always telling people about the difference learning a language can make, and for young adults they often want to know if a second or third language is going to make a difference to their career prospects.   Naturally we say it will and through our sister company […] Read more »

Not just a pretty face!

Have you ever wondered about actors speaking a foreign language in a movie? I bet you think they have been coached to simply deliver those line with a hopefully convincing accent? Well it would seem plenty of the famous actors who grace the big screen are actually bilingual or better which must make speaking foreign […] Read more »

Celebrity Lifestyle for your children… And no paparazzi!

Did you know many children of celebrities are bilingual? Learning a second language is ‘de rigueur’ in Hollywood with Angelina Jolie’s twins, Knox and Vivienne, reportedly speaking French. While, Gwyneth Paltrow’s children speak Spanish. Of course celebrities often employ full time language coaches or access foreign languages through private education or tutors. Thankfully for those […] Read more »

Why face to face is better in any languages?

It has never been easier to communicate without actually meeting up with someone – emails, texts, Whataspp, Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts or you might even send a letter! The point is we often resort to one of these methods rather than meet face to face. We know in our hearts that face to face meetings […] Read more »

Birds of a Feather learn together

You must have heard the idiom ‘Birds of a feather flock together’ and certainly when learning English such phrases can be both insighful and tricky! However, here at the VICI Language Academy we use the idiom to describe why our classes are so successful whatever the language! Think about it… the chances are when you […] Read more »

Did you hate learning a language at school?

“But I hated languages at school…” is sadly something we hear all too often here at The VICI Language Academy in Newbury; however just because you had a bad experience does not mean you cannot flourish and enjoy learning a language today. Let’s be clear why you didn’t enjoy it back then – and it […] Read more »

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