TED.com at 75% speed during lockdown!

I hope that you are all well and managing with the lockdown! It is very challenging for lots of people, and a good opportunity for many of us to do things that we don’t usually have time to do, such as study a bit more. I have been spending more time on improving my French … Read more

Lectures with transcripts

TED.com Earlier this summer the weather was fantastic in England. In June we had day after day of sun for two weeks – and all the new students thought that the climate in the UK was great. Oh dear! Now we are back to normal. In Devon, in the south-west of England where I live, … Read more

Language shock!

I know that there are lots of students who are just arriving to start their summer pre-sessional courses in the UK over the next few weeks. I’d like to say a big WELCOME to all of you and to wish you luck on your English course. I talk to a lot of students about their … Read more

Listening to lectures

Many of my students tell me that they find it really difficult to follow their lectures. Some of them tell me that they think they can only understand 25% of what the lecturer is saying! Now that is a worry! My advice to my students is to try and do something about it. The most … Read more