Language

Language level test

Quite a while back I cooked up a 90 question multiple choice test to help me divide groups of between 30 and 50 people into

How Watching TV Can Develop Language skills

Are there any types doing a PhD reading this blog? I doubt it, they would not find much of interest here, unless they are doing sociology perhaps.

Anyway, as you may know, I teach English for a living and I am forever hammering on about the benefits of regularly watching English language TV to my students. I also explain that even though they may believe that they are only understanding a tiny bit of what is being said, this is not true because their brains are absorbing and connecting a lot more than they think.

British for children

Does the title of this entry make sense? If so, please enlighten me. And perhaps the education authorities here in Milan, for it was they

So you wanna learn English?

Obviously, the marketing bods reckon that zillions of Italians have discovered that their knowledge of my good old mother tongue is not quite up to

A translation

First let me say that I find translating quite difficult and it is rarely as straightforward as one may think. To do the job well,