Starting with the idea that getting your meaning across is far more important than the words themselves, Bruce explains why “sorry could you repeat that” is the most important questions a learner can be asked and nothing to fear. The book focuses on how to make acquiring English as a second language more fun, whilst trying to put the language in context to give readers a real insight into the bizarre and complex people that the British are.
With something for both the beginner and the more advanced speaker, English from Afar is packed with good advice, tips and tricks which go beyond the classroom. Using real examples, the book shows readers how to succeed with interviews and public speaking, to manage fear and to tap into the English themselves when help is required.
About the author
An engineering graduate from the University of Wales, Bruce Peterson has lived in Kuala Lumpur for 20 years. He works as a tutor and trainer in English communication and produces a weekly topical talk, ‘Letter from the Orient’. He is currently working on the third episode of his thirteen-part documentary series for Internet television.