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English: Personal Experiences: Track 3800355963

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How has the English language influenced your life? How would you define your relationship with English? In this collection these questions are explored by Poet Benjamin Zephaniah, writer Sindiwe Magona, and author Jung Chang amongst others. They discuss the impact of the language; and describe the part English has played in their life. For many of us the language can broaden experiences and opportunities, for others it can create obstacles and become a hindrance. How often do you change they way you speak to adapt to different environments or accommodate other peoples assumptions? Can we get an insight into who people are by how the use grammar and pronounce words? In a series of conversations we’re given access to the varying perspectives on the English language from a range of personal experiences. This material forms part of The Open University course U214 Worlds of English.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 45 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 18th May 2011
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Education
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