August 01, 2005

Learning English through a soap opera

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The BBC today launch The Flatmates, an online soap opera that learners of English can follow to improve their language skills.

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The soap will be delivered online in weekly episodes, beginning today at 12 noon, and trace the adventures of four flatmates from all over the world who are carving out new a new life in the UK. Having watched the entertainment, hearing language "as it is", learners can check their new knowledge of idiomatic English in the language points section, following this up with a quiz.

Once more the BBC have produced top class resources for free. Is this a taste of what the new Digital Curriculum has to offer in January 2006?

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Ewan McIntosh is a teacher, speaker and investor, regarded as one of Europe’s foremost experts in digital media for public services.

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