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The English Teacher Blog

Our company blog features our work teaching English pronunciation, grammar, and test preparation in Washington D.C.  Our place to share resources for improving English language skills and for newcomers to the city.

October 28, 2015

Will English Remain The World’s Dominant Language In The Future?

Here at English With Purpose we are obviously in business because people need to learn English. But is studying English as a second or third language […]
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 […]
May 30, 2013

English Spelling Is So Difficult That We’ve Created A National Competition For It

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 […]