Pronunciation – a success story

A few years ago I was working with a thirty-year-old Japanese lady, who had a degree in Japanese history.  She was interested in improving her English so she signed herself up for a language course.  Her motivation was very high, … Continue reading

Pronunciation – a success story

A few years ago I was working with a thirty-year-old Japanese lady, who had a degree in Japanese history.  She was interested in improving her English so she signed herself up for a language course.  Her motivation was very high, … Continue reading

Writing

When we start learning a second or foreign language, we are encouraged to buy books and complete numerous exercises…in the written form. Why is this? As young children, when we start to learn our first language, the first skill that … Continue reading

Writing

When we start learning a second or foreign language, we are encouraged to buy books and complete numerous exercises…in the written form. Why is this? As young children, when we start to learn our first language, the first skill that … Continue reading

Reading

As a reader, I have access to an innumerable number of newspapers, books, magazines, websites, tweets, SMSes, recipes…the list is never-ending. Imagine being able to read well in more than one language. The possibilities immediately multiply. As a child, when … Continue reading

Reading

As a reader, I have access to an innumerable number of newspapers, books, magazines, websites, tweets, SMSes, recipes…the list is never-ending. Imagine being able to read well in more than one language. The possibilities immediately multiply. As a child, when … Continue reading