Archive for May, 2010

  • Live and learn

    Posted by on May 31, 2010

    On the final day of Russian English month, freelance translator and interpreter Alexander Dron shares some of his experiences as interpreter with us. Thank you for all of you who have contributed to Russian English month! ___________ My most recent ordeal on TV was a press conference following a meeting of European finance ministers which […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 28th May, 2010

    Posted by on May 28, 2010

    This post contains a weekly selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English and language change. Please contact us if you would like to submit a link for us to include. We’d love to hear […]

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  • Fashion false friends

    Posted by on May 27, 2010

    Our final Russian English guest post this month is from Uliana Urubzhilova. Uliana has been living in the US for three months. She’s studying at the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) in Florida, majoring in Fashion Merchandising. She graduated from a university in Russia last summer and has an equivalent of a Bachelor’s […]

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  • What’s your favourite English word?

    Posted by on May 26, 2010

    While enjoying the truly international feel of April’s IATEFL conference in Harrogate we also took the opportunity to ask delegates this simple question: What’s your favourite English word and why? Here’s a short video of some of the answers: Tell us what your favourite word is and why by posting a comment to this post.

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  • Do we have to speak Maclish?

    Posted by on May 25, 2010

    To mark Saints Cyril and Methodius Day, which commemorates the creation of the Slavic Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets, we have a guest post by Biljana Naumoska, Senior Lector in English at the Department of English Language and Literature, “Blaze Koneski” Faculty of Philology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia. Biljana holds an M.A. in […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 21st May, 2010

    Posted by on May 21, 2010

    This post contains a weekly selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English and language change. Please contact us if you would like to submit a link for us to include. Global English Goddess English […]

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  • Thinking caps on …

    Posted by on May 20, 2010

    My last post seemed to go down quite well, so I thought I’d have another look at the weird and wonderful words associated with animals in the English language, this time collective nouns. We’re all familiar with some of the strange words that can be used to describe groups of animals – a pod of […]

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  • Sayings: lost in translation?

    Posted by on May 19, 2010

    Over on Facebook we asked fans to translate – word for word – sayings from their language into English where the translation really doesn’t make sense in English. This turned out to be quite entertaining for a day at the office, and I’m sure there is a lot more fun to be had in this […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 18th May, 2010

    Posted by on May 18, 2010

    This time a slightly delayed and shorter version … This post contains a weekly selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English and language change. Please contact us if you would like to submit a […]

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  • The influence of English on the Russian language

    Posted by on May 17, 2010

    Our first Russian English guest post is from Yuliya Melnyk, an ESL teacher and journalist originally from the Ukraine. After more than 10 years of teaching English at the Kirovohrad State Vynnychenko Pedagogical University, Kirovohrad, Ukraine, Yulia enrolled into a grad school in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. She started her career in […]

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