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The Multi-Lingual Mindset

The Multi-Lingual Mindset

One of the things that can be difficult for me to convey to prospective parents is how and why what VICI offers is materially different from other options. 

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Academy Update

Academy Update

Following the announcement that all non-essential shops could open from yesterday, we’ve been busy over the last few weeks making preparations.

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Attitudes to Coaching, Part Two:

Attitudes to Coaching, Part Two:

At The VICI, every facet of our offering is orientated toward the needs of our students, and we always work with our clients to ensure that their experience is smooth, enjoyable and completely tailored to their objectives.

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Silver Linings

Silver Linings

One big thing I’ve been trying to do this week is to look for the silver lining in the black cloud we’re all living in

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Older Posts

Taking a moment to celebrate

On January 16th, VICI held a very special event which was all about 2 things: celebrating achievements and giving thanks.

The sponge fallacy: how children really absorb languages

Children are sponges - they learn things so quickly! Working in education, I hear this often. And it’s true that when exposed to the right environment, methods and materials children can learn at an impressive rate. But it’s simply not the case that children will...

The truth about language apps

From busuu to Babbel, language-learning apps are big business. DuoLingo has 300 million users, Babbelsigns up a million a year just in the US.  I’ve been in the language industry for nearly 20 years and when language teaching apps began to catch on, I started to find...

Vici on the radio

Nathalie, our founder and director was interviewed by Claire Burdett from Kennet Radio on her Friday Social Show, so Newburians could find out a little more about Vici and all things foreign languages!

Celebrating 10 years of the Vici Language Academy

Hundreds turn out to help us celebrate 10 years for The Vici language academy in Newbury! We marked our ten-year anniversary with a special street party on Saturday (14th July). The Arcade took on a very French appearance for the event, which happened to coincide with...

French Immersion… at its best!

I’ve been teaching French as a foreign language to young children for 16 years now. It’s extremely enjoyable and we have lots of fun but it isn’t, by any means, an easy task. Being able to engage children constantly in different languages activities that will ‘speak’...

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