The vision of language learning at Harrogate Grammar School is for all students to achieve a good level of competency in two languages in addition to their mother tongue. The Rosetta Stone solution was rolled out to students, their families and staff, to create a language learning community. Here is what Jamie Gutch, Faculty Leader MFL at Harrogate Grammar School, says about our solution. To find out more about how the school implemented our language learning solution, read the case study.
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The most popular gift in the world, flowers, mean different things in different regions to people of different cultures. The peony is the most popular flower in China, but bouquets are more commonly given to teachers, rather than lovers. And while 8 flowers mean double the luck in Beijing, odd numbers are considered the most joyous in Russia.Read more »
I’d never been interested in other languages. My grandfather spoke a Sicilian dialect that was equal parts scary and impossible to understand. It was his only language, and so many people in my family spoke it with him, but not me. I was the youngest and the least interested.Read more »
25 years ago Tim Berners-Lee launched the World Wide Web, and the world changed forever… I recently read an article online where they are discussing what has changed in their lifetimes, not just mobile phones, internet etc., but things that might not be so obvious to younger people such as making ‘mix’ tapes from the radio, having to wait at home for a phone call, getting your photos developed at the chemist, three TV channels that closed down at night, and the amazing new indestructible music format – the CD.
It was a fascinating read and I could relate to most of the list having been born in the late Seventies, what got me though was the amount on the list that are not so different in 2014 in Cyprus, and how they did not seem so strange to me.Read more »