Speaking in Tongues radio series


Welcome to Speaking in Tongues, a 25-part radio series about language from International House Barcelona.

The programmes

  1. The origins of language
  2. Theories of teaching language
  3. Some of the mistakes we make as language learners
  4. Bringing up children in a multi-lingual family
  5. Being brought up in a multi-lingual family
  6. Grammar
  7. Memorable moments of 2005
  8. End of Year Quiz
  9. The Common European Framework (CEF)
  10. The QF System
  11. Language Variability
  12. Starting out in translation
  13. Second Language Aquisition (SLA)
  14. What makes a good language school?
  15. Talking to English teachers
  16. Online learning
  17. Writing materials for English teachers
  18. English as a global language
  19. Do language teachers make good language learners?
  20. Business English
  21. Minority Languages
  22. Promoting minority languages
  23. Training to be an English teacher
  24. The effect of globalisation on the languages of the world
  25. Favourite words

Listen to the series

"Speaking in Tongues" is a series of short English-language radio programmes, produced and recorded by IH Barcelona. The 25-programme series was broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.

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About the series

The series discusses a range of different topics relating to language, language learning and language teaching.

The programme is intended for a general public, but will of course be of special interest to language teachers and students.