Algeciras?

I was in Seville the other day, bound for Algeciras. The name brought back echoes of my childhood – on Sunday mornings in the 1960s the BBC had a radio programme where families could ask for music for loved ones who were serving abroad with the British Forces. Many of these servicemen and women were […]

‘painball’ – extreme sport?

Paintball has been around for some time now. I’ve seen it advertised alongside other adventure sports but have never been tempted, although I have heard that at close range the capsules containing the ‘paint’ (water soluble dye), can actually sting on impact. What was interesting, however, was to come across this Spanish company that had […]

Practical ideas for teaching and listening in an ELF context

In my post of December 6 I drew attention to ELF Pronunciation, the blog that Katy Davies and Laura Patsko run. Both women are practising teachers in Dubia and London, respectively, where they work with multilingual classes. Many of the students in these classes use English in ELF contexts, i.e. for international communication usually in the […]