The English Teacher Blog

Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

October 3, 2013

Do you know what a ‘selfie’ is? New words for the modern age

Do you have trouble reading your teenager’s text messages or understanding young people on the street? This editorial piece in the Washington Post about new words […]
August 16, 2013

Even English speakers can’t understand each other sometimes

Great strides have been made in the area of speech recognition software, but it seems we may have a little further to go. Enjoy this humorous […]
August 15, 2013

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

Without a doubt, English has a lot of vocabulary. High frequency vocabulary includes words that are the most in use in speaking and writing. Low frequency […]
July 30, 2013

New language discovered in Australia

When I was in my graduate linguistics program, the days of linguists discovering new and rare languages were long over. That’s why I was particularly excited […]