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Shahin
Mind Your Language! This was a British comedy show that aired in the late '70s, and the basic premise involved a group of students learning English as a foreign language, taught by the brilliant Jeremy Brown.

I watched this show a long time ago and anyway, something I came across on this site just reminded me of it. I wonder, has anybody here watched the show before?

I recommend you do if you have not already, for it is hilarious! And, it could aid your own learning, just as it taught me a few words in Spanish and Italian (haha).

Apr 19, 2019 8:48 PM
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It's a pretty funny show and should be required viewing for language teachers -- as an example of how not to teach :)
April 19, 2019
And thank you:)
April 20, 2019
What are other books, plays, films based on language teaching?

- Obviously "Pygmalion".
Again, can be interesting to learners because of many pronunciation exercises. Has many screen adaptations, the most famous is My Fair Lady, a musical, but maybe learners can find the British versions just as interesting. Of these I watched the one from 30s.

- La Cantatrice Chauve (the Bald Soprano) - a famous absurdist play by Ionesco, based on French Assimil course of English and authors attempts to learn English. Assimil book series is where "my English is rich but my tailor is poor" comes from. He found the characters (dialogue characters) and their interactions in the textbook very peculiar (and absurdist:)) and wrote a play.

- What else?

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"My tailor is rich but my English is poor"!!! I confused everything. But I'll leave it as it is.
April 20, 2019

The title attracted my attention because I sometimes see a member in Italki using a profile photo with this sentence. 


April 19, 2019
@Ihatov - haha! That was what Juan Cervantes would always say. My favourite character from the show.

I take it you know it then?

April 19, 2019
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Shahin
Language Skills
Arabic, English, Italian
Learning Language
Arabic, Italian