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?
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)