Although English to speakers of other languages (Esol) is treated like any other subject, it can offer far more to those learners.
Grayson Perry’s Full English is a timely celebration of regionalism and its capacity to provide a basis for a productive version of Englishness.
People who have used AI to help with writing report a loss of pride and ownership in what they produce.
Canada’s population is more diverse than ever, with many different languages represented. Government policy must reflect that diversity and offer meaningful support to minority languages.
The way questions on language were posed call the results into question.
The use of ‘y'all’ has often been seen as vulgar, low-class and uncultured. That’s starting to change.
The controversial reality show is only part of the picture when it comes to class and education in Indian marriage negotiations.
An English professor takes a critical look at why today’s students are assigned the same books that were assigned decades ago – and why American school curricula are so difficult to change.
People change their accents for many reasons, but it doesn’t necessarily protect them from accentism.
Signs in languages other than French could be seen as an outstretched hand in yet another episode of linguistic tensions, but also as an indicator that French is indeed losing ground.
Colonisation, genocide and changes in official languages have resulted in the hybridisation of languages. A mix of Kinyarwanda, French and English is dubbed kinyafranglais.
A project to identify rugby’s technical terms aims to make the international game easier to play, ref and watch for everyone, regardless of their native tongue.
Dialects can unlock secrets of history, culture, class and movements of people. An expert explains what they are and why they matter.
Time out of school erased a year’s worth of schooling for public school learners in South Africa.
For most Québec residents, there is broad consensus that French should be protected. But many of us believe that multilingualism need not threaten French.
There’s a long history of communities speaking Romany in the UK, so it’s hardly surprising that some of its words have found their way into everyday English.
There are different versions of ‘English’ in different states, with various titles and levels of difficulty. It’s important to choose the right one to reach your desired destination.
Which languages get to “count” as bilingual in Canada? And who gets to be the “right” kind of bilingual?
Dicey cultural situations and power struggles await Latina teachers in America’s schools.
We studied shared values within England and found an even larger gulf between Northerners and Southerners than we did between English and Scots.