Curiouser and curiouser… Or: an autobiography in languages

As yet another editorial on the importance of learning foreign languages does the rounds, I’ve been wondering how it was that I got interested in languages. I’ve got no family connections to German or Germany – which is pretty much the first thing anyone asks when I say that’s what I teach – but even … More Curiouser and curiouser… Or: an autobiography in languages

Ends and beginnings

So, as semester draws to a close and my head starts to clear a bit, I’m thinking I should actually make use of this blog. I’ve done the important bits like find a suitable photo of Berlin (always the first thing I turn to), I’ve fiddled about with the theme until I’ve got one I … More Ends and beginnings