I have been teaching for over 40 years.  I have been teaching in China (oral English Skills) for more then 8 years now.  I have found one regret, that is once a student has learned the basic skills and has built their confidence to speak to westerns they have NO place to practice.  This is one of the reasons we hold our weekly AMERICAN ENGLISH CORNER (THE ROUND TABLE).  However I have found that even this is not enough to do for the busy English students of Shenzhen.  I am working with a new program just in its BETA stages of development.   It was developed by an American who’s hope was to help people of the world better communicate with each other.  He has now turned his attention to China and has asked me to work with him in trying out the Language Bridge.  This Spring we will make this part of our on going search and development of teaching Oral English to the people of China.  If you wish to participate please come and join us.   Contact Bob or Angelina at .


Does your Genes influence your language learning skills?

Learning Languages May Be Influenced by Genes

Learning languages is interesting and fun, new languages can make you twist your tongue yet they can help you open doors to various possibilities and opportunities.  Learning languages may be beneficial and all but have you ever wondered if it is naturally in you to learn languages?  Have you ever thought whether it is inherent in you to acquire languages easily or not?  Did it ever cross your mind that learning languages may be influenced by your genes?

A study conducted by Dan Dediu and Robert Ladd at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland a couple of years ago has found that there is a possible link between a human being’s DNA and his or her ability to learn a particular set of languages.  The findings could be the first sign of the subtle effect in which a person’s DNA could bias him or her in learning other languages.  You might be wondering why you have difficulty in learning a particular language, well the study shows that your genes could be held responsible for it.

Why learn English?

Learning the English language is important in today’s world. When you consider that approximately 375 million people in the world speak English as a mother tongue, an equally large number of people speak English as a second language, and around 750 million people speak English as a foreign language, English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

In addition over one billion people currently learn English. In fact, it is estimated that one in four people learn English as a foreign language and you could be one of them. English is the global language of communication. Businesses use English to communicate with companies from other countries and with today’s global media learning English fee could not be easier.

Also in today’s international market learning English as a second language has almost become a necessity as English is the language of communication in International Business, and International Politics. Most academic publications across a range of fields are in English. Therefore to study English, learners need to look no further than the internet or media which is dominated by the English language.

The American Cultural Center has begun a new program to help business people and individuals to improve their Oral English skills. to help expand their international sales and Our first classes will begin MAY 2014 with the following: Standard Oral Business English, and Oral English Communication Skills. Standard Oral Business English will be for individuals with a good understanding of English who have or want to have their own business dealing with the international market. The goal here will be to improve your Oral Business English skills and communication skills to a higher level. You will also learn basic business practices and tips on dealing with international clients. English communications class will be for individuals with a fair understanding of English who need to communicate with English speaking people or who may wish to travel overseas. The goals here will be to improve your oral English skills and your communication skills. You will also learn some basic ideas about overseas cultures, such as meeting people, dinning, traveling, and shopping. If you are interested in any of these classes please go to STUDENT APPLICATION. SPRING 2014 CLASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SIGN UP. CONTACT: Angelina: ph. 18028763581 qq. 65361887 email.