This page looks at the diverse range of surnames or family names to be found in the English language. They are our own names, and yet how many of us know where they came from?
How to teach your ESL/EFL students the difference between the Past Simple and the Present Perfect.
Crispy tarantulas, smelly shark and boiled alive baby duck – Do people really eat these strange dishes? Find out with this lesson plan that your students will love talking about. Intermediate +
Significant misinformation exists about the number of words for "snow" and "ice" in Inuit languages. Here is proof of at least 44. Do you know of any others?
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are one of the toughest English topics to master for many learners of English as a Second Language or ESL. They are quite complicated. Most of the time, the individual meanings of the...
This article attempts to explain what pitch and pitch range are, how pitch is used and how it effects the meaning of the utterances, and it consists suggestions for English language teachers how to teach correct English...
Comparing languages is entertaining and educational. Plus, it leads to greater multicultural understanding and tolerance.
This is a quiz with a difference. It's quirky and entertaining. It's designed to get your ESL students talking and having fun. It will also give you, the teacher, a break from the old routine.
An exploration of language and what building blocks make language. Language can be defined as a form of communication that allows intercourse between multiple people, that is arbitrary (in words individually),...
This article explains what ellipsis is, where it is used, what kind of ellipsis makes sentences less easy to understand, what unstressed words are left out, and how to teach English using ellipsis.