Let's Speak English was a Canadian language instruction television series which aired on CBC Television from 1961 to 1962.
|Let's Speak English|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||78|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||7 October 1961 –|
11 April 1962
This series taught English as a foreign or second language. It was hosted by Betty Fullerton, John Wevers, and as of the seventh episode, Barry Callaghan. Fullerton was a Scarborough, Ontario secondary school teacher while the other hosts were based at the University of Toronto. Michael Kay and Donald Theall from the same university served as series consultants.
Let's Speak English was a co-production of the CBC, the Metropolitan Education Television Association, Canadian Scene (multicultural news agency), Ontario's provincial citizenship division, and the federal Department of Citizenship and Immigration. Peggy Nairn Liptrott produced the first four episodes, then Rena Elmer served as producer for the remainder of the series.
English language concepts were communicated with sketches and mimicry, demonstrating language use in ordinary situations.
This half-hour series was broadcast on three days per week, on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. between 7 October 1961 to 11 April 1962. The Wednesday episodes provided a review of material from the weekend episodes.
- ^ Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Let's Speak English". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Allan, Blaine (1996). "Let's Speak English". Queen's University. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2010.