Learner Isolation : Rethinking Language Strategies in Difficult Times

A picture of a window taken from inside. Two houseplants sit in pots on the windowsill. Isolation needn't be limiting. Picture from freeimages.com

What a week. It is no longer a distant item on the evening news. Everybody is starting to feel the impact of Covid-19 containment and delay measures. And as language learning can be such a social activity, the isolation blues… Continue reading

Accentuate the positive: accents and language learning

Parroting accents may not be the best way to fluency

This post comes to you from beautiful Belfast, where I’ve spent a wonderful weekend attending a wedding with good friends. The trip has been a treat in more ways than one.¬†As a linguist, accents have always piqued my interest. And… Continue reading