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Time flies when you’re having fun

Time flies when you’re having fun

2002... When it all began! 2020... 20 year anniversary!I arrived in the UK in September 2000 with a failed degree from a French law school, with just a suitcase and a little money in my pocket, but with big ambitions to make the most of my bilingualism. Two years...

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My son told me something that stopped me in my tracks.

My son told me something that stopped me in my tracks.

When we were in Spain recently, my parents were staying in one apartment and Max and I in another and we’d meet each night to enjoy dinner together. After one particularly lovely evening enjoying good food and chatting in French, as Max and I were strolling back to...

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Having it all

Having it all

Are you a busy professional? Are you always juggling your commitments? Do you feel like there's never any time left for your own priorities, even if it’s something you’d really love to do like learning a new language? Well, don't worry – The VICI is here to help.   We...

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Nathalie’s Spanish Journey

Nathalie’s Spanish Journey

I’ve always had a love of languages, right the way back to my teenage years. English was the first foreign tongue I learned, and I took to it like a duck to water. It never felt like a chore and getting to know the language was a genuinely pleasurable experience for...

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A language love story for linguaphiles

A language love story for linguaphiles

At the VICI Language Academy, we love LOVE - so here's a super romantic story we wanted to share with you! Friend of the VICI Eric is French, and his lovely wife Jo decided she wanted to learn his native tongue in order to be able to better communicate with his family...

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Do you know the story of the Frog Prince?

Do you know the story of the Frog Prince?

Of course you do! We’re all so familiar with the fairytale of the Frog Prince that the phrase "You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince" has even slipped into the modern vernacular. It’s not something I’ve ever really thought about before, but today it...

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When is a mistake not a mistake?

When is a mistake not a mistake?

As the tender age of 11, Nathalie decided exactly what she was going to be when she grew up. With every fibre of her being, she knew she was going to be a Police Inspector. And this wasn’t just a flash-in-the-pan idea – she really meant it!

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In the land of the learner, flexibility is king

In the land of the learner, flexibility is king

At the beginning of September, The VICI Language Academy held a fantastic language festival providing workshops, demonstrations and one-to-one consultation opportunities to both children and adults interested in the 11 languages we offer.

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Older Posts

What’s the difference between online and offline?

When we first launched our digital learning platform, i VICI, there was a mixed reaction.

It’s fair to say that some people were resistant to the idea of online learning and instead preferred to rely on the more familiar.

Everybody learns differently…

It’s important to remember nobody learns in the same way.
Everyone is unique. There’s no cure-all for learning because it just wouldn’t work.

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. 

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.

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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