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Learning a new language

In order to master a native-like level of a language, a child should start learning it before they turn 10 – particularly when it comes to grammar. These are the findings of new linguistic research which may be of particular interest to parents raising multi-lingual children.

To read the full article, please follow the link:
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43947365)

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Guardian University Awards 2018

For the sixth year in a row, the Guardian University Awards have announced their winners of 2018.

The awards focus on multi-faceted and growing institutions that aim to inspire young people and help communities evolve, thus leaving an impact on the education system as a whole.

To read more about the winners, please follow the link below:
https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2018/apr/24/guardian-university-awards-2018-the-winners

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10,000th lesson

We are delighted to announce that today we taught our 10,000th lesson!

We would like to take a moment to thank all our current and past students, as well as their parents, for the trust they have placed in us in the past years. We hope you’ve found our lessons both enjoyable and beneficial.

Here’s to another 10,000!

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The Junior Maths Challenge

We would like to wish the best of luck to our students who are sitting the Junior Maths Challenge today.

Remember that it is not an exam, but a challenge – so stay calm and enjoy the process.

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team

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University League Tables 2019

We would like to share with you the newly released top UK University League tables. These will be of particular interest to our Y12 and Y13 who are exploring their further education options. As always, as you consider your choices, do speak to our tutors about their university experience – they will be happy to share some insight!

Please see the link for the full league tables below:
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

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The importance of an extensive vocabulary

Helping students develop an extensive vocabulary is a key focus area in all our English lessons. We know it helps students perform better not only in English but also across a range of subjects that require comprehension or writing skills. This interesting article further highlights that a stunted vocabulary may also affect a child’s self-esteem and even social behaviour.

You can access the article here:
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/apr/19/teachers-in-uk-report-growing-vocabulary-deficiency

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Revision and social media

It’s peak season for exam revision, and many students find themselves using the internet and social media to simultaneously prepare for the exams as well as keep up with the social media and online entertainment.

Meanwhile, teachers and scientists suggest that trying to multitask while studying may lead to a drop in productivity and lower performance.

To read the article, please follow the link.

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Using music to train your brain

With a multitude of ‘brain-training’ apps out there, we wanted to share this interesting piece of recent research which evaluates their effectiveness and suggests learning to play a musical instrument may be significantly more beneficial for children and adults to help to keep the mind sharp.

To read the article, please follow theĀ link.

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Weekend lessons now taking place in Elstree

We would like to remind parents that from the 14th of April, all group lessons will take place at our Elstree office (5 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, WD6 4RN).

The new teaching space in Elstree is perfectly suited for group lessons, offering tailored classroom space and convenient parking arrangements. Parking details will be emailed to all students who have confirmed their places. We look forward to welcoming all of our students here!

All lessons will continue to run according to the same schedule.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!