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Learn English in IPL Medium! How this language trainer's YouTube videos can amp up your vocab

We speak to Vigneshwaran M, a former engineer turned English language trainer, about how he is building a video series that can help the layperson learn the Queen's language

Published on 22nd September 2021
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English Blues: Developing communicative competence over grammatical competence

Many English language teachers’ obsession with grammar teaching and insistence on grammatical competence have killed learners’ curiosity and interest in learning English effectively

Published on 18th September 2021
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A 23-year-old Telugu writer and his quest to bring the stories of his Lambada community to the fore

Ramesh Karthik Nayak had penned a poetry plus short story book in the year 2018 and this year, he has many more books coming out, including one for his English poetry. Here's more about his journey

Published on 15th September 2021
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China rejects use of English language in educational institutions in campaign against Western influence

English is almost synonymous with China's reform and opening-up policies, which transformed an impoverished and hermetic nation into the world's second-biggest economy

Published on 12th September 2021
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English Blues: From doomscrolling to truthiness, how new words get absorbed into our vocabularies

From doomscrolling to truthiness, there are certain phenomena unique to this generation, and thus, we give birth to new terms and words to make sense of them. Here are a few in vogue these days

Published on 4th September 2021
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English Blues: The prescriptivists and descriptivists: How old school are your grammar rules?

The main difference between these two schools of thought is that prescriptivists explain how language should be used and descriptivists describe how language is actually used

Published on 30th August 2021
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Willing to translate, publish draft Environment Impact Assessment in 22 vernacular languages, Centre tells Delhi High Court

People in remote areas are "our citizens" who need to be heard and may not understand the draft if published only in English and Hindi, the court had said to the Environment Ministry

Published on 27th August 2021
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PM Imran Khan castigates English-medium educational system in Pakistan

Khan also told an audience in Lahore how he was made an English public-school boy and not a Pakistani through this educational system

Published on 26th August 2021
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How Kerala Youth Commission's Chintha Jerome getting a PhD degree sparked off a controversy in Kerala

A former UGC fellow, Chintha was awarded a PhD degree in English Literature by the University of Kerala on August 17

Published on 20th August 2021
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Coimbatore to conduct teacher training programmes at the district level for English language teachers

The teacher training programme will guide English language teachers in imparting lessons more effectively so students can grasp the language better

Published on 14th August 2021
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English Blues: American slang that has become part of our vocabulary

Ghosting ain't fun. We've all done it, and we've all had it done to us. Where does the term come from though? And what are some other slangs that have become a part of daily conversation?

Published on 13th August 2021
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This English teacher from Coimbatore is building ship models that look just like the real deal. Ready to sail?

Queenthunk Amalanathan is an English teacher who took to ship modelling after a tragic incident. We find out how he turned his passion into a lucrative business

Published on 11th August 2021
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English Blues: The Misnomer connundrum and how to combat it

Some words and phrases put our heads in a spin, indicating something, and meaning something else altogether

Published on 6th August 2021
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English Blues: No child's play: decoding the nuances of ‘with’

One of the most frequestly used words in the English language has a multitude of bewildering uses. Here's a list of ALL of them, and how not to get them all muddled up

Published on 31st July 2021
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English Blues: Understanding the difference between each other and one another

A look at the thin lines we tread between "each other" and "one another" and if a faux pas among them can lead to some serious miscommunication 

Published on 26th July 2021

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