Category: Grammar

Things you can’t learn from a coursebook

A good coursebook can give a great framework to learning a second language. By following a programme, students can gradually build on what they know, to create a good base of a second language....

“Speak of the devil” and other common expressions

  A year ago, I wrote an article about some expressions that are common in English-speaking countries. Today I will add to that list, with a few more idioms that I definitely use from...

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Chicxs! The ease of gender-neutral language in English compared to Spanish

  Disclaimer: I am not a gender specialist – I am an English teacher who was asked by some students to address this popular issue. So here I go. The first thing that comes...

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8 English words with native American origins

  The English language has a very long history. Like most European languages, it is part of the huge Indo-European language family, which began thousands of years ago in central Asia. Around the 16th...

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