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Language Learning Kit

We offer innovative routes to quick language learning success, based on an entirely different approach to language learning.

One area of focus is core vocabulary – a file of which covering major Western European languages and some minority languages is downloadable free here.

Even with this file, we urge caution. Traditional learning methods emphasize like-for-like correspondences between words – for example “to ask” is usually given as “demander” in French and “fragen” in German. But what when it is “prier” in French and “bitten” in German? We move away from vocabulary building of that type, emphasizing instead that words must be learned in context.

Nevertheless, some core words – typically short and in frequent use – are essential to fluent use of any language. The file attached will be particularly useful to people who have any of:

  • passive competence in the target language;
  • competence in a language close to the target language (e.g. Spanish speakers heading on holiday to Italy); or
  • former competence in the target language.

Take a look, and feel free to comment on the left!

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About us

Ultonia Communications is a PR, research and language agency offering unbeatable value for professional services.

Founded in 1999 and specializing initially in advice on communications and translations, the company later expanded to include the whole range of strategic PR services.

Work so far has included:

  • a major Feasibility Study for the North/South Language Body in 2000;
  • management of marketing for the Celtic Film Festival in 2003, which returned a profit for only the second time in 25 years;
  • media relations advice to the Parades Commission to 2004, transferring it successfully from the party-political arena to the community arena and opening up relationships with new, key groups;
  • communications strategies for the NI Legal Services Commission to 2005, including a new relationship with Solicitors’ Associations;
  • development of a funding strategy for Vinegar Hill Productions to 2006, targeting key cross-border and language groups;
  • research and drafting of a major report for the Centre for Social Justice, presented to the UK Government in 2010; and
  • research on the feasibility of a social media service for i-Media Analysis Ltd in 2013.
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