The English Teacher Blog

Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

December 28, 2012

How the structure of your native language influences your view of the world

We think this is an excellent speech about how native language structure affects one’s interpretation of the world. The TED series is also a wonderful tool […]
December 10, 2013

What is considered ‘good writing’ in English?

William Zinsser is a prolific writer, a professor, and author of the classic writing text On Writing Well. In this speech to the incoming international students […]
October 21, 2013

Are you the same person when you write in English, or do you become someone else?

In this op-ed (opinion-editorial) piece from the New York Times, author Costica Bradatan explores the idea of writing in a second language leading to a re-birth […]
August 15, 2013

Bumbershoot? Codswallop? To gazump? The 100 funniest words in English!

Without a doubt, English has a lot of vocabulary, and not all of it is useful. High frequency vocabulary includes words that are the most in […]