Our Contrastive Linguistics method evolved slowly in the early 1970's when Carmelo, the author, was a student of English. (Carmelo is Italian.) His passion for learning English so moved his English teacher, a British journalist, that they decided to open a school for teaching English in Seville, Spain. (Quite a feat, because they had to learn Spanish first!). Initially, they taught with the study materials of the most famous British linguists, but in a short time they decided to write their own teaching materials. As their students' questions surfaced, Carmelo and his English teacher developed clearer and clearer explanations, helping them to overcome their difficulties. In 1992, Carmelo and his family, together with his teacher, moved back to Italy and he continued teaching English. His English teacher passed away in 1994. She was 88 years old. Nonetheless, together with his wife Debra, Carmelo adapted his English course for his Italian students, creating English for Italians. (Debra is American.)
Serious foreign students of English need in-depth, problem solving study material. Inglés para Españoles and English for Italians are comparative linguistics English courses for Spanish speaking and Italian students. Explanations are in the students' native language. Our method corrects their common mistakes and teaches them to think and speak like a native. The Units are so easy to understand that teachers of English who use our method can teach effortlessly.
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Carmelo had to overcome many obstacles on his way to fluency. In Inglés para Españoles and English for Italians he shares his tips and experiences with others who are struggling to learn the English language.