What motivates you to learn a language?

Para basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog/Filipino, ipindot mo ito.  Need a cup of motivation? A more simpler question would be “Why are you learning a language?”. I’ve written another article earlier entitled “Why learn Language X?“, which you can check out. This article is more or less an update. Currently I’ve been studying again in…

What happened to Spanish in the Philippines?

The Philippines was conquered by Spain and became a colony for 300 years.  Because of that the Spanish have left a tremendous legacy here in the Philippines including costume, food, dance, vocabulary, Catholicism and family surnames. They were also the reason why the islands that make up the Philippines are now one nation and not…

English, the Aussie way. Part 2

NOTE: You might think the writing is simple. This article was written for both native English-speakers and for ESL students. Because Part 1 was so popular, I had to make another part. There were also a number of things I forgot to write in the first part. If you still want to try speaking English…

About Philippine English

A bit about my situation and the current situation of English in the Philippines One of the reasons why I haven’t been blogging often is because I’ve been busy teaching English here in the Philippines. You might be thinking to yourself, why I am teaching English in a country that already can speak English? That…