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October 06, 2009

World Have Your Say - International Radio

Ever wonder how people around the world might respond to current events?

We all hear news that is produced by news agencies and major broadcasters - but what about normal people?

Wouldn't you like to let the world know what you think about a recent news event?

If so...

...you might want to take a look at the BBC sponsored program World Have Your Say (WHYS). You can subscribe to the podcast here .

WHYS invites participation via email or phone to everyone around the world. You can call, text or email and they will call you directly. I've only done this once, but they were prompt and very helpful.

To see, and contribute to, continuing discussions take a look at

Besides calling, you can email your thoughts and opinions.

This would be a great forum for a class or group study of either current events or language study.

This is also a wonderful way for individuals or classes to get background and personal experiences related to events and issues as they develop.

For a complete list of other BBC programs, check out .

It is good to remember that we are all always learning. And it is always more fun to learn together. We can learn as much from the past as from the present. And we can learn as much from using and stretching our imaginations as from studying our textbooks.

Let me know what it is about English that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf prefers international and independent films, foods he can't pronounce, music no one else has heard of and riding his bicycle in foreign cities.

Posted by mmorf at October 6, 2009 09:54 AM

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