The most difficult language of the world

Despite being the world’s lingua franca, English is the most difficult European language to learn to read. Children learning other languages master the basic elements of literacy within a year, but British kids take two-and-a-half years to reach the same point.

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Interview with Professor Stephen Krashen

British Council is proud to present an interview with Professor Stephen Krashen. Professor Krashen was kind enough to speak to us on camera during his visit to Istanbul and appearance at Yıldız Technical University’s School of Foreign Languages, 1st International ELT Symposium.