If someone had told my eight year-old native English-speaking self that there really wasn’t any point in learning other languages, I might just have taken them at their word, were … Continue reading Languages – Where to start and where will it ever end?
Linguist, translator, language teacher and linguaphile for over 25 years
In early 2002, as conflict continued to rage in the southern Balkans, I was asked to design and teach a Kosovo Albanian dialect conversion course for recently graduated students of … Continue reading Learning to speak the wrong way right – A Course in Modern G(h)eg Albanian
So why are languages so fascinating? Well, ever since the first time I went abroad (on a school exchange to France), I’ve enjoyed the ‘buzz’ of speaking to someone in … Continue reading Why are languages so fascinating? A language festival address
I love language. And I love learning languages. I’ve learnt 18 languages so far, and I can’t wait to learn the next one. There’s something exciting and thrilling about being … Continue reading Playing with languages – from invention to reality
Imagine if languages were a super power and a schoolboy were a languages superhero! Like many twelve year-old schoolchildren, Liam Quest was not the greatest fan of school. As he … Continue reading Liam Quest – Super Linguist (Chapter One)