Friday, 28 March 2008

Learning English on the phone

Speaking English has in recent years become as essential a skill for most Catalans as getting a driving licence or knowing how to swim. In response, a whole industry, comprising language schools, audio and video materials, books and exchange trips to English-speaking countries has sprung up. Barcelona-based company Phonelearning is now offering English language  students a service whereby clients choose a date and time to be rung up for a conversation of their choosing in English. (Full story in printed edition).