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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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Everybody learns differently…

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.

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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

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.

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

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...

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