Thursday, March 26, 2009
While reading Ciberpaís, I happened to come across a link to www.hablamejoringles.com/, a website designed by Madrid-based, American teacher of English Zac Tobias. He postulates that Spaniards needn't know more English but what they really need is to speak it better. Instead of the customary grammar and vocabulary presentations, this site aims at correcting the typical mistakes Spanish-speaking people make when speaking English. By analyzing the English spoken by Spanish celebrities, such as Rafael Nadal or Javier Bardem, or giving pronunciation tips and advice on how to master false friends, this blog offers clear, entertaining explanations presented in a very attractive design. Posts are printable and provide a wide range of exercises that can help you to avoid the most common errors of Spanish-speaking students.