Tag Archives: spoken language

Speak up!

Some people are well-rounded in their language learning. Others have problems with certain areas. I fall into the latter category. Whilst I have generally been good at reading and writing in my target language, speaking and listening come less easily to me. Part of this is shyness and part is not wanting to be wrong!(…)

Seeing opera through the ears

Opera seems quite inaccessible to the majority of us. It’s being made more accessible to one group though – the visually impaired. Vision Australia has trained a number of volunteers to describe the on-stage action so visually impaired people can enjoy the full opera experience. The first opera seen in this way was The Pirates(…)