The Independent December 10, 2013
Ditch French and German lessons for Mandarin, says David Cameron as his visit to China draws to a close
David Cameron has thrown his weight behind efforts to prioritise the teaching of Mandarin in UK schools. The Prime Minister, speaking on the last leg of his visit to China, urged them to...
The Independent December 9, 2013
Play's the thing: Globe Theatre wants learning Shakespeare to be fun, not a chore
The days of pupils sitting in rows reciting Shakespeare plays in the classroom may be numbered. Instead, teachers are being encouraged to use interpretive dance and drama to bring the Bard's words to life. These include using...
St Georges November 18, 2013
Business English Common Mistakes
Business English common mistakes should be eliminated, so that...
St Georges November 17, 2013
Steve Jobs Presentation Skills - VIDEO Business English
Steve Jobs Presentation Skills - something to marvel at. His keynote speeches were like a concert or a show, rather than the CEO of a big corporation speaking at an AGM. He elevated the art of public speaking to a new level with his own unique style. Can you imagine...
Financial Times October 30, 2013
Who Owns English in a Global Market
Are the rules set by people who grew up speaking the language or those who learnt it later?
The Guardian October 30, 2013
For Who the Bell Tolls: One Man's Quest for Grammatical Perfection by David Marsh -
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BEWTEEN "LET'S EAT, GRANDMA" AND "LET'S EAT GRANDMA"
The New York Times October 23, 2013
Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice
When have you ever seen a magician perform? What tricks do you remember? How do you think the magician did those tricks? Tell a partner what you saw.
The Financial Times October 20, 2013
Fluent in English, Greek, French, Italian and dollars
Sir, On the subject of being bilingual or multilingual (Letters, October 17 and October 18) in response to Michael Skapinker's column ("Mystery of acquiring another language", October 17), the language...
The Financial Times October 19, 2013
Ultimate Test for the (almost) Bilingual
Sir, While agreeing with Michael Skapinker ("Mystery of acquiring another language", Comment, October 17) that some people do appear able to learn languages more easily than others, and that the reason remains something of a mystery, I would add two further complications to the story.
The Financial Times October 18, 2013
Dinner for Eight Mother Tongues
Sir, Michael Skapinker ("Mystery of acquiring another language", October 17) quotes an expert on bilingualism: "When you meet people who tell you they speak four or five languages fluently ... don't take this claim very seriously." The expert has clearly never visited...
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