The English Teacher Blog

Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

December 10, 2013

What is ‘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

On the psychological and spiritual impact of writing in a second language

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 […]
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 […]