Language Change I’m teaching A-level English Language again this year and, in particular, the A2 ‘Language Change’ course. This page gathers some links to relevant articles that I’ve noticed. Twitter users will also find them grouped via the hashtag #LangChange. UWire: Why English as the dominant world language is bad Boston Globe: Why we love the language police William Shakespeare Learn about William Shakespeare, the world's most famous playwright, and enjoy our colouring pages and printable activities, puzzles and worksheets. In 2014 we celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday! Who Was William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever English writers. Some of Shakespeare’s better known plays include ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.
ESL Teaching Videos Google + Students really enjoy watching movies and TV for a variety of reasons. For one, they get exposure to natural language in a non-threatening setting. Secondly, movies and video provide common ground to students of any international background. Language change in spoken English Influenced by others Language also changes very subtly whenever speakers come into contact with each other. No two individuals speak identically: people from different geographical places clearly speak differently, but even within the same small community there are variations according to a speaker’s age, gender, ethnicity and social and educational background.
Walrus mass in vast numbers on Alaska beach as sea ice retreats Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed on Saturday about five miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Point Lay is an Inupiat village 700 miles (1,126 kilometres) north-west of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, spokeswoman Julie Speegle said by email.
theconversation Our brave new digital world’s been causing some strife for language pedants – and if noughties text-speak felt bad, woe betide our new diet of acronyms and aubergine emoji. How has our language, and our relationship with language, evolved to keep pace with cultural changes? Five experts investigate. William Shakespeare's life Very little is known for certain about William Shakespeare. What we do know about his life comes from registrar records, court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564 at Holy Trinity in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Traditionally his birthday is celebrated three days earlier, on 23 April, St George's Day. John Shakespeare married Mary Arden, the daughter of Robert Arden, a farmer from the nearby village of Wilmcote. In 1556 John bought the main part of the house in Henley Street which is now known as the 'Birthplace' and their family, including William, grew up there (see photo).
Short-Sequence ESL movie lessons Jump to: -Describe Story and Character -Present, Past, and Future (speaking/writing) -Movie Karaoke -Paraphrasing Kraoke -Rewrite the Script -Jigsaw -Guess the Dialogue -Guess the Vocabulary -Movie Vocabulary List -Action Cards -Cloze Encounters -Word-for-Word Dictation -Blind Summary -Hear-the-Word Bingo -Change the Ending -Grammar Focus Big Things in Small Packages