Progress in Italian

Most people find reading a foreign language to be much easier than listening to a foreign language. Reading is easier for several reasons, the most important two of which are: Listening generally happens around 150+ words per minute, reading is at whatever speed you...

Efficiency is your friend.

About four years ago I met an American lady near Estepona on the southern coast of Spain. She previously lived and worked in America and knew no Spanish. This was unfortunate because she had a dream – to live and work in Spain. How to do? She solved her lack of...

A very good use of lockdown time in my view.

Well, that was fun! I set out on March 17th to learn Italian and I finished my programme on schedule yesterday, November 30th. A very good use of lockdown time in my view. I don’t like it when people make vague statements like “I have learned...