Second-language learners from different age groups seem to have equal chances of becoming highly proficient speakers as long as they are placed in a supportive environment.
Accents differ depending on where we're from, even in the same country.
Irony is a slippery concept. Sometimes it's used in speech, other times it's used to describe a situation – oh, and it can also characterize an attitude. Is its versatility its downfall?
Nigerians can take pride in the recent addition of 29 words of Nigerian origin to the Oxford English Dictionary.
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
Better job prospects and richer lives are among the many reasons to learn a foreign language, an expert on foreign language instruction writes.
We compiled a list of the 15 most commonly cited books taught by English teachers we surveyed. It contains only two Australian writers, neither of which are Indigenous.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
South African parents want their children be taught in English despite the fact that research shows that academic progress is hindered if a child is taught in a language they aren't proficient in.
The word 'like' has a grammar, and by looking at it, we can learn a lot about what 'like' means and what it contributes to someone’s speech.
English will remain an official EU language – even after Brexit – and this will impact the way it evolves.
Companies often go out of their way to avoid clearly explaining actions like firing people or informing investors and others of bad news.
This explains why some aspects of English can be hard to learn for speakers of other languages.
Debunking the myth that English is the only language you need.
A decolonising curriculum would consider ways in which writers negotiate linguistic, literary and cultural legacies of the colonial era.
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.
It was a rocky beginning for English spelling. Then things got worse.
Why do some words sound pleasant to us, while others provoke disgust? Learning a new language can help us find out.
An unspoken class war has long been waged around the pronounciation of the letter "h" - is it haitch or aitch? Despite a snobbish leaning to the latter, haitch makes more sense.
The short answer is that the accent you have depends on the people you grew up with and the history of the place that you live in.