May 2018 – and we’ve changed our look

Hello! At long last, we’ve changed our appearance. Gone is the lurid green background and text. Instead, we have opted for something that we hope is smarter, more elegant. It will take some time before we are fully used to it. For example many of the links are at the bottom of the page at…

Mid-April 2018

Oyez oyez dear readers. For some time I have been thinking that “English, Actually” needs a new look.  So over the next few days I will be checking possible new “skins”. I would welcome any ideas from you. I am looking for a layout which is bright, attractive and easy to navigate. Meanwhile – keep…

April 2018

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good Easter break. If you went on a trip, please do write about it on our ‘Trips’ page. I had a great tour with my mother, who came down specially from England. We toured Campania, Basilicata and Puglia, staying in Agropoli (SA), Matera, Lecce and Venosa, with…

Happy Easter!

As of tomorrow, I’m on my Easter break for nearly a week. I’m touring Campania, Basilicata and Puglia. I’m going to see three famous places: Matera, the cave city; Lecce, the Baroque city, and Venosa, where the Latin poet Horace came from. And I’m taking a side trip to Otranto, with its atmospheric old town…

March 2018 Update

Hello everyone. Welcome to “English, Actually”, your online magazine. This is where you can express yourselves.  Write about any of our topics, which you will see listed in the menu bar across the top of this window. Some of the topics, such as “People”, have sub-topics. Right now, many of us are writing about “Who…

Happy New Year 2018…

… to all our readers. The Editor hopes you have all had a good Christmas holiday. We look forward to ever more interaction. This is, remember, your space to express yourselves.  Hero of the Month must be Nicolo’ in class A2. He took a fifteen-hour flight from Santiago de Chile to Rome and walked straight into…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…

… to all our readers. We, the editor and contributors, hope you are enjoying yourselves wherever you are. Regular posts will start again from 9 January 2018. Have a very good time!  

Nearly Winter

It’s that time of year again… but is it still autumn, or almost winter? Heavy snow and rain suggests winter, but the autumn colours are still a marvel. Meanwhile, continue writing for us. People, Places, special Moments and Happiness are our most popular topics. More soon!

Mid autumn

Hello! We’re now well into mid-autumn, with new courses and students. Everyone is welcome to introduce themselves to our pages. All pages allow comments. Your first stops should be “About Us” > Who We Are”, where you can introduce yourselves. See writing by previous students. Then look at “Trips”>”This Summer 2017″. Where did you go…

Early Autumn..

… and we’re halfway through our September Intensive courses. There is something for everyone on “English, Actually”. Right now, however, we’re talking and writing about Our Childhoods. So go to the page, join in and have your say. And while memories of summer travel are still fresh, do share with us any adventures you’ve had….

Welcome Back

… after a well deserved summer break. Temperatures are now back to a comfortable level. And here on “English, Actually”, we’re getting ready for returning readers and hopefully new readers. So why not start by telling us where you went this summer? Click on the “Trips” tab at the top on the right, and share…

Holiday time

… at last. It’s time for some well-earned rest. There are plenty of standard expressions for this: relaxation, winding down, recharging your batteries, chilling out, enjoying quality time and many more. For many of us, it’s all too short. The Editor will be off to the UK to see family and friends, likewise in France,…