Welcome to your inlingua blog
Welcome to the inlingua blog. Before moving back to my native England, I spent more than forty years in Germany.
I would like to use my experiences to give you an insight into how various subjects may be seen differently – or sometimes identically, in both countries, and at the same time to be informative and to provide you with additional input for your language learning. In this blog I‘m going to talk about topics of general interest: what’s happening in the world of politics, business, technology, travel, etc., and sometimes topics of a less serious nature, perhaps An English Christmas, or Brits on holiday in Mallorca. Each blog entry will have a glossary, to help readers to understand some of the less common words.
Now something about me. My name is Keith Lewis. I was born in Somerset, in the South West of England and later did military service with the British Army before moving to Germany. I was one of the founders of the inlingua organisation in 1968 and have run inlingua centres in Koblenz, Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach, London, Exeter, Neuss and Krefeld. I now live in Oxford, the beautiful university city in England. Because I lived in Germany for such a long time I have a very good knowledge of life there, but I always kept up to date with everything here: national and local news, politics, business, and the character and mood of people through times of change. I do want this blog to be a two way conversation.
Some of the topics will be quite controversial, and I very much welcome feedback from you, the readers. What do you think about the topic? I hope we can get some interesting exchanges going. If you have any suggestions about the blog or any special requests, just let me know.
Until next time.