What is wrong with these monolingual English people?!

FYI- I am sorry if this is rushed and full of mistakes, I wrote it in an angered state after readin THIS absymal article.   Last October, I did a language/culture exchange trip to Santander in Spain. It was A-MA-ZING 😀 I loved every minute of it. Firstly, the weather was good. Secondly the people were […]

“It’s all I have”, I told the hungry eyes.

Today, I was having a hard day. Or a hard-ish day more like. I was shattered and waiting for the weekend desperately. I was hot. I was bored. And I’d been stuck in an office for about five hours. I needed a break. So I took a short walk outside my office building. Just around […]

Why do youngsters pick up ‘technological stuff’ better than the older generation?

A few weeks ago my grandparents handed me their new camera and asked how did they look at the pictures. Now I know how to do this. I know I need to find a ‘review’ button, or a ‘show’ button or a ‘gallery’ button. My grandparents know this as well. They just have no idea how to […]

Should English (or American, Australian, etc.) children be forced to learn a foreign language in a World where English is fast becoming the lingua franca?

Currently, in England, foreign languages are only compulsory subjects from ages 7-14 (from 2010) and while all schools offer foreign languages at secondary school, not all schools make them compulsory at GCSE level (ages 14-16). This is in spite of all the recent economic crises, and unemployment rises that indicate that being able to speak […]