by Nicolas Celedon
Hi everybody! What a pleasure to read Andreas’ blog and all the posts. It’s true that every English speaking region has its own way of expressing itself in English. Many times that difference stems from the various linguistic origins the groups of people previously had. And it’s also true that the various linguistic backgrounds today affect the way our EFL students learn. I remember a story one of my students once told me:
Mariella (Spanish speaker-B2 CEF level), a director of well-known international company, was on a business trip in London. She had some free time and decided to go shopping. She managed to buy clothes and toys for her kids so well that she needed more travel space for all her shopping. While visiting a department store she wanted to buy a suitcase and she ended up in a candy store, where a clerk kindly showed ...