The English Teacher Blog

Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

February 4, 2015

Untranslatable words from around the world

This gorgeous illustrated book of untranslatable words from around the world is definitely on our must-read list! Author and illustrator Ella Frances Sanders does a wonderful […]
October 8, 2014

‘Word Crimes’ parody music video

“Weird Al” Yankovic has been making parodies of popular songs since the 1980s, and this particular one is a commentary on the general decline of writing […]
December 28, 2012

Grammar and identity

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 […]
May 16, 2014

Third language map of the US by state

Most people know that Spanish is the second most common language in the US, but what is the third? This map shows the breakdown by state […]