The English Teacher Blog

Tips and mini lessons for English language learners

May 30, 2013

What’s a spelling bee?

You may have heard of spelling bees, which are part of the fabric of American children’s educational experience. Did you know that spelling bees are thought […]
April 25, 2013

Is texting killing language?

Another great lecture from the TED series. Linguist John McWhorter argues that texting is not destroying writing skills, but rather is an evolving hybrid of written […]
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 […]
January 20, 2012

Great listening/pronunciation resource: English Central

English Central is a fantastic site for individual practice in listening comprehension, pronunciation instruction, and vocabulary building. The site consolidates hundreds of authentic speech samples in […]