Month: November 2013

Minimising a German Accent in English – Avoiding Devoicing

When German speakers learn English as a foreign language, there are many aspects of their pronunciation which can 'give them away' as being a German speaker. Some of these are very obvious and have been the butt of many jokes (See the Berlitz language school advert: "We are sinking" ~ "What are you (th)sinking?"). However, … Continue reading Minimising a German Accent in English – Avoiding Devoicing

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Introduction to CLIL – Content & Language Integrated Learning

I am currently co-teaching a class on cultural studies and how culture can be taught and used within an EFL classroom. Imagine my surprise on hearing that my students - future EFL teachers at German secondary schools - had never heard of CLIL. The last couple of IATEFL conferences have been brimming with presentations and … Continue reading Introduction to CLIL – Content & Language Integrated Learning