Book Kay til din sprogdag

Looking for an educational and entertaining speaker for sprogdag at your gymnasium?

Kay Xander Mellish has been a popular speaker at gymnasium sprogdage from Ringkøbing to Herning to Virum to Allerød to Hillerød.

Her presentation "How to Avoid Danglish" is a hit with students and teachers alike. 

 
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Making Your Spoken English More Polite

The modifiers that make Danish polite often disappear when Danes speak English, making them sound too direct and sometimes harsh. We discuss the "pillow words" that make English sound more couretous, more natural, and ironically more authoritative. 

SPEAK CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH

English is changing, and words that were acceptable just a few years ago now make the speaker sound old-fashioned or even bigoted. We look at the appropriate words to use in contemporary "woke" English, many of which relate to social changes like gender awareness.

Common, Easy-to-Fix Mistakes

We discuss a few of the common, easy-to-fix mistakes in Kay Xander Mellish's popular book "Top 35 Mistakes Danes Make in English." Alternatives are provided for bad direct translations like "On vacation I'll be living in a hotel" and "Can I follow you home?"

 
Kay fik eleverne til at lave små rollespil på engelsk, hun fik dem til at rette ukorrekte sætninger på engelsk, og hun fik gang i flere debatter på engelsk, hvor eleverne bl.a. diskuterede, hvilke engelske bandeord der var “go” og “no go”. Eleverne fik på en sjov og aktiv måde finpudset og trænet deres engelske.
— Rikke Arnholtz, dansk- og spansklærer på Allerød Gymnasium