Different opinions

People often ask me questions and when I have answered say ‘but I had another English teacher and he told me something else’….

The nice thing about language is it is organic. Language changes and develops. People from different areas and of different ages speak in different ways.

I think sometimes people forget how widely English is spoken as a first language. Or that that people with English as a second or third language far outnumber those with English as a first language.

The teachers at the London School come from England, Ireland, the United States, New Zealand, South Africa and Wales. We come from very different lives. We vary in ages and the length of time we have lived in Sweden. We are educated in many different fields. BUT we love the language and our job is to explore it.

So our lucky students receive the benefit of enormous experience. You may get several different answers to one question – but that is exactly what happens every day when you speak your mother tongue to other mother tongue speakers of different ages and backgrounds. You sometimes have different opinions. But often there is no one answer.

So today I am going to add two posts from colleagues. I hope that this blog will continue to have input from different people – thanks Eddie and Aidan

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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