Language Learning

My experience of Ab Initio at university

In my post last week, I looked at the uptake of ab initio languages in universities. This link covers responses from 26 institutions on their beginners language courses in 2006. Actual figures are likely to have changed in the last ten years. For more specific information about ab initio and what it generally entails, please… Continue reading My experience of Ab Initio at university

Language Learning

The case for ab initio

Recently I was reading an article on The GuardianĀ about the up take of languages in university – particularly those who are taking a language ab initio. Ab initio is really just a fancy Latin way to say ‘beginner’. Since I studied ab initio Spanish for two years myself at university, I found this an interesting… Continue reading The case for ab initio