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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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The sponge fallacy: how children really absorb languages

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...

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The truth about language apps

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...

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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’...

We call on schools to do more to improve their teaching!

This year, we will celebrate ten years of coaching learners of all ages. Of the record 5.7 million small businesses operating in the UK today, less than half will survive beyond five years, let alone ten, yet we continue to go from strength to strength. Something we...

Viva España! But could you do business there?

When it comes to spending a week on the beach in Spain, it might be that a combination of English, holding a certain number of fingers aloft and, of course, pointing will suffice and most of us could manage a “por favour” when ordering food or drink. However, as I...

When in Rome…

... And the power of immersing yourself in another language. Have you heard how much easier it is to learn another language when you immerse yourself in the words and culture behind foreign linguistics? Perhaps you have even experienced this phenomenon first hand? I...

If you’ll excuse my French, I experienced déjà vu!

Wide-eyed children are sat cross-legged before me as another hand shoots in the air ‘What are the uniforms like?’ and another asks: ‘Tell us about the food?’ There is no end to the boundless curiosity of children, not least at the VICI Language Academy. However, this...

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