Kirstie Moat

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Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how languages teachers have embraced technology in the classroom<p>As more and more schools invest in mobile technologies, such as iPads, a common question on language fora is "can anyone …

How to encourage students to pursue languages at GCSE and A-level

<b>Jane Driver, Head of Languages at Hinchingbrooke School.</b><p>It's no good putting on a languages day at the end of year 9 if we want our students to study languages post 14. We've got to get our students excited and interested in languages right from the moment they arrive at secondary school (or, even …

University language department closures: 10 things you need to know

1. <b>The number of universities offering modern foreign languages has declined by 40% over the past 15 years</b>. In 1998, 93 universities offered specialist language degrees, whereas now only 56 do.<p>2. <b>German is the worst affected subject</b>. The number of universities offering degrees in the subject has …

Arresting the UK's decline in language learning

You highlight valid concerns about language learning but portray a rather limited sense of what a modern languages degree embraces (Plunge in language degrees blamed on A-level marking, 8 October). The decline of those taking languages at A-level and subsequently university level compels Professor …

Turning modern foreign languages learning around

The willingness of Ofqual, the exam regulator, to engage with the modern foreign languages community is most welcome, and it is to be hoped that other institutions concerned with language provision in the UK will follow suit. Andrew Smith, the Labour MP for Oxford East, has put down parliamentary …

Apple: a future beyond devices

Apple's success in China and beyond depends on apps and services, says Matt Warman<p>There is no other company on Earth that comes under the scrutiny Apple endures – when yesterday it announced that it had sold a greater number of iPhones than ever before, the markets declared 51m to be insufficient. …

Human-powered translation service Transfluent raises $2M, announces 900pc sales growth

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>It’s been a while since I last covered the Finnish online translation service Transfluent — in late 2012, they picked up $1 …