English as a Second Language Blog

Mon blog est écrit en anglais pour vous aider à pratiquer et améliorer vos compétences de la langue anglaise.  L’on s’appele cela l’ESL Blog.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein (one of the greatest philosgophers in the 20th century) wrote

Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt. ‘
‘ The limits of my language define the limits of my world. ‘ 

I first heard this quotation explained in my philosophy class at my school.   Admittedly some years ago! Although what Wittgenstein meant exactly will probably always be beyond my understanding, I at least began to appreciate the two essential ingredients for good communication between people throughout the world:

  • The importance of clarity and precision
  • The immense benefit of having a second language

Hence my passion for language. 

I also get a lot of pleasure by sharing the interest and fun I have with the English Language.  A big thank-you therefore goes to Cindy Mobey, who played  a  pivotal role in the initial building of our website and blog.  For it was Cindy, who inspired my realisation of how an active ESL blog may help people improve their English Language skills.

This ESL blog is being built entirely from material gathered from all sorts of wonderful public resources on the internet.  I for sure neither claim ownership of the articles in the blogs nor seek recognition for it.  Indeed my huge gratitude goes to all the unstated sources (of which there would be too many to mention) for the knowledge and enjoyment that they give.

 Click here to go to the ESL Blog. 

Please email me at bnbcharente@gmail.com, if you wish to share something on the blog, especially about language or culture.  Anything funny or quirky is a winner!   I look forward to hearing from you

Gordon

 

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