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“English is the language of a people who have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite … Continue reading

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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about. Revolutionary War Reenactment Image via Shutterstock There are many, many evolving regional British and … Continue reading

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The Spelling Bee for EFL Teachers

The Spelling Bee For EFL Teachers This book is for teachers of English Language Learners, ESL, EFL, & ELT. It is dedicated to the students in my EFL class, past, present, and future. I sincerely hope something within these pages … Continue reading

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Chileans Demand Change: Analysis of an Interview in English

Giorgio Jackson Speaks English This post aims to give a global, generalized analysis of Giorgio Jackson speaking English. As a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Chile, this provides me with some insights that may be useful for … Continue reading

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Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American

The fantastically talented Hugh Laurie paid a Dr House call to Ellen, and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang — and the game was bloody brilliant!

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Introduction to Teaching Pronunciation: Workshop – Adrian Underhill (COMPLETE)

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The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher: TEFL? Teaching? A Profession?

PREAMBLE: There are moments in history when time stops, and for a moment, the Earth stands still on its axis. The profession of TEFL and Teaching, worldwide, finds itself in just such a moment. The Earth itself seems to be … Continue reading

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#ELTChat: Pronunciation Dreams #CCK11

“Make sure to work on their pronunciation.” That was one of my key assignments as I began my job last year. Except how was I going to do that? I mean, I know I’m a model, that many, if not … Continue reading

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The Wedding Singer: Would You Let This Woman Sing At Your Wedding?

Sweeter than heaven, hotter than hell. Sounds like something I’d say to my wife, Gaby, since both comments describe her perfectly. But come on, as a wedding song? I mean for seduction, anticipation of pending passion, perfect – but as … Continue reading

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Does The Language We Speak Shape How We Think?

Does the language we speak shape how we think? I find this question to be an intriguing one. In fact, it was recently the subject of a lively debate at the Economist news magazine. Now, I speak three languages rather … Continue reading

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