October 11, 2018

Travel, university study, Year Abroad, mental health, feminism. Just some of the themes of Emma Turner's  insightful and interesting blog posts

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October 11, 2018

Emma Turner gives advice for anyone else considering improving their language or other skills as an au pair, or simply doing the job as a means to meet new people and travel. She spent three consecutive summers as an au pair in Catalonia. https://travelsinateacup.co.uk...

October 11, 2018

Having suffered the trials and tribulations of looking for accommodation in Paris herself during her language degree Year Abroad, Emma Turner gives tips and useful links for others moving to Paris for work or study. https://travelsinateacup.co.uk/how-to-find-accom...

March 29, 2018

The importance of the internet to the planning of the Year Abroad cannot be overstated, writes Emma Turner, in Varsity. A blog post by my niece, comparing her plans for her Year Abroad with mine 30 years ago. 

I am now in my second year of studying French and Spani...

January 27, 2017

What can we learn from good language learners - those who speak several languages - about language learning? What characteristics do good language learners have and what strategies do they use to learn another language?

These two graphics show that:

1. good language lear...

January 26, 2017

Languages build relationships

Languages build confidence

Languages build careers

Where will your languages take you?

This was my message and question to 220 Year 10 pupils studying French, German and/or Spanish at St Aidan's Church of England High School in Harrogate yeste...

February 3, 2016

Languages are fascinating. This short blog has some fun with sentences where two words with the same pronunciation but a different meaning come next to each other.

Here are some examples in different languages. Can you think of more?


A homonym tends to b...

December 15, 2015


City breaks abroad give you a reason to learn a language. A little language can go a long way for you professionally and personally  – a few small phrases in another language can build relationships, confidence and even careers.


This blog gives a few tips to help you...

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