A Tour Of The British Isles in accents

The sheer number of accents in the British Isles often confuses England language learners. Actually, it quite often confuses native speakers too – I sometimes had a hard time understanding Glaswegian taxi drivers.

In this YouTube clip Google Maps-generated video is set to speech from from a BBC Radio 4 programme featuring expert dialect coach, Andrew Jack.

If you’re British, now accurate do think they are? If you have English as a second language, did any confuse you?

Four years on… how are we doing?

I am sure that some of you who read our blog come back time and time again to see how we are doing, how are the children coping with the multilingual environment. It could be that you are planning the same, you are unsure of what to expect, you want reassurance there are other people out there doing the same, or you are just curious and want to follow our adventure through time. [Read more...]