According to linguists, children are able to pick up as many languages as they are exposed to, especially at a young age (before the onset of puberty). The mind is a sponge, they say, and so children are able to listen, absorb and store the many nuances of language in their memory. This is why it is also important that grownups refrain from using baby talk when speaking to their children. They should instead become role models for proper speech.
Last week we hosted our first online English class, Speaking with Confidence, after almost a month of preparing the content. We faced a few technical issues on the day, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise! We get to do it all over again and make it even better.
In the cold winter of 1990, at the age of eight, my family and I moved to the United Kingdom. This was the start of our eight-year journey in an English-speaking land; my father was pursuing his higher education while the rest of us five siblings (all girls) and mother (homemaker) began to carve* our life in the multicultural city of Manchester.
My sisters and I are so excited to get My English Matters off the ground! Our first online class will be held on the 30th of October at 9am. Please sign up here to join and get the link sent to your email address.
I've been wanting to start something fun and interesting online for quite some time now, but I never really knew what to start with.