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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

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

English Blues: Decoding headlines and their language

Is that headline good enough for you? Find out what goes into the makings of magnetic headlines, and why it is never a mean feat

Published on 17th July 2021

English Blues: Using 'they', 'their', 'them' in the English language to bring in inclusivity

In India, traditionalists who are obsessed with linguistic rules and those who are not exposed to the gender-neutral singular ‘they’ will surely find fault with the headlines and point out the errors

Published on 10th July 2021

English Blues: Is the word 'batchmate' an Indianism or not?

Indianism refers to a word that is a characteristic of Indian English. In India, it is a very commonly used term

Published on 27th June 2021

This Warangal teacher is bagging awards and laurels for teaching English in new and improved ways

It all began with initiating English Language Labs in classrooms, but Dr Shankara Bhakula Satyam couldn't stop with just that now, could he? This is what he has been up to lately. You'll be surprised

Published on 23rd June 2021

English Blues: What do the words 'social media butterfly', 'social butterly' mean?

Some people are very sociable and they enjoy talking to others and making friends with them. They easily break the ice and connect with anyone they come across

Published on 19th June 2021

English Blues: A letter to a communication apprehensive reader

Awareness of these rights, I am sure, will give you the confidence that you need to fight your communication apprehension

Published on 12th June 2021

English Blues: How do the words vacay and staycation differ in meaning?

According to Collins Dictionary, a staycation is “a holiday that you spend in your own home or your own country, relaxing and enjoying leisure activities there”

Published on 5th June 2021

English Blues: What do the words off roster, rostered days off mean?

The word ‘roster’ can be used as a noun and as a verb. ‘Roster’, as a noun, means a list of people who work for a particular organisation or who have been assigned particular jobs

Published on 29th May 2021

This govt school teacher in a remote village in Karnataka is getting his kids to learn English but doesn't start with A, B, C

Thimmappa Kodlady, a government school teacher in a remote village in Udupi, speaks to us about his unique method of teaching the children English language and how it has reduced school dropouts

Published on 29th May 2021

English Blues: Learn about the nuances of ‘but’ and how to use it correctly in a sentence

When we introduce the word ‘but’ in a sentence, we introduce something new which is in contrast to what we said previously

Published on 22nd May 2021

English Blues: Here are a few grammar rules that we can now violate, find out how

In Modern English, the plural pronoun ‘their’ can be used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun instead of ‘he/she’ and ‘they’ can be used to represent a singular antecedent that is gender-neutral

Published on 15th May 2021

English Blues: Here's how a sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation

A sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation. The sentence ‘Call me a taxi’ can be interpreted in two different ways because the word ‘call’ has more than one meaning

Published on 8th May 2021

English Blues: What do the words stay and safe mean when put together in a sentence?

How a friendly farewell expression has become a piece of advice or a warning shows that the language evolves as per changing situations

Published on 1st May 2021

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