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In this blog, Anni sets out the four key factors in learning a new language effectively. As a language specialist, Anni has spent time researching additional language acquisition and as a teacher now uses these four factors in her lessons to help learners master language learning.
Anni March, 2021
No matter whether you have chosen to take the German Language B Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL) exam, you will certainly be aiming to achieve the highest possible grade. Many students think that in order to achieve a 7, you must be a genius and have reached a level of German which only native speakers can reach. These simple tricks will help you on your way to acing your exam and achieving that seemingly impossible grade 7.
Maggie April, 2020
In this blog, Maggie will discuss the importance of regular language revision - even when school is out! She will give some tips on how to implement language revision throughout your school holidays in a fun, quick and easy way.
Maggie December, 2019
In this blog, Soenke set out the basics of the Cambridge IGCSE, which has become the German qualification of choice. It is now the most popular international German qualification for 14-16 year old students in many of the 10,000 plus international schools, as well as in public schools in the UK which offer the CIE curriculum.
Have you just finished your MFL GCSE mock exams and feel unsure what to do now? In this blog post, Maggie will give you some valuable tips on how to improve your vocabulary further and how to manage the more challenging tasks at the end of the reading and listening papers.
Maggie March, 2018
Pre-U is a brilliant qualification to hold, although in an ever-evolving educational landscape, it can seem dauntingly unfamiliar to teachers, parents and students alike. This piece highlights in five points why you need not be overwhelmed by the Pre-U, and clarifies why taking up a Pre-U Modern Languages course is a great idea post-GCSE.
Hafsa September, 2017
There is much mystery and misinformation surrounding this seemingly obscure qualification offered by CIE. This short article sets out to explain exactly what Pre-U is and how it works, with a particular focus on its Modern Foreign Languages provision.
In this Blog, Maggie discusses the difficulties of moving from the I/GCSE to the IB or A-Level German course. Lots of students find the switch quite challenging but with some tricks and tips students can make a smooth (and successful) transition.
Maggie June, 2017
If you decided to take the German Subject Test (SAT German), you have already made a very good decision. Taking the test will allow you to show that you have some excellent language skills and that your reading and writing skills can be conducive to your chosen field of study in the future.
Taking the test will help you to complement your admission portfolio and will also give you a good head start if you are taking any introductory German courses at university as well.
Maggie March, 2017
Amassing a good range of vocabulary is key to scoring highly in your German IB. This is particularly true for the oral element of the exam when you will be asked to form and voice an opinion. In this blog, Maggie sets out some top tips for how you can best prepare for the interactive oral assessment. Having a few key expressions up your sleeve and reading widely around your chosen topics could get you well on your way to acing the exam!