English is the most widely spoken language in the history of our planet, used in some way by at least one out of every seven human beings around the globe. Half of the world's books are written in English, and the majority of international telephone calls are made in English. Sixty percent of the world's radio programmes are beamed in English, and more than seventy percent of international mail is written in English. Eighty percent of all computer texts, including all web sites, are stored in English.
Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
          From Crazy English: The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language by Richard Lederer

Dear students

We hope these links below will provide some assistance in improving your overall English language skills.  We likewise wish you would still have fun on the difficult road of learning this crazy language.

English teachers at  Hugo Treffner Gymnasium
Main English page (under password!)

Free stuff!

Grammar links
Some grammar links where you can brush up on theory or do grammar exercises and test your skills

Useful sites
Online newspapers, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and information about Great Britain

British Studies
Information about the United Kingdom

Recommended reading
If you like to read in English, then here is a short list of books really worth your precious time