20 May 2022
How-to: Learn a New Language (and stick at it!)
If you want to learn a new language and don’t know where to start, or how to keep going, this may be the article for you.
10 April 2021
Polly Barton "Fifty Sounds" review: Magical insight into the beauty of language learning
By turns an autobiography, travelogue and meditation on language, Polly Barton’s Fifty Sounds is an eclectic study on what it means to teach – and learn – a language, as told through fifty mimetic sounds.
24 March 2021
Is Welsh a dying language?
Welsh. A language that is integral to the culture and identity of Wales. But what is happening to the language and where’s it heading?
15 July 2020
Defining a nation: Cameroonian youth's war on words
How are young people creating their very own language in Cameroon?
26 January 2018
Oggi parlo solo italiano
New year, new resolve…yes I’m going to become fluent in Italian!
9 May 2017
Hexham Book Festival: John Simpson
Should selfie be a word in the dictionary? Previous editor of the OED John Simpson seems to think so!
31 January 2017
Create The World We Want With Words
'Sticks and stones will break my bones but words can never hurt me' I disagree, I believe that not only can they hurt an individual, but they can discriminate against the vulnerable.
8 January 2016
How literature shapes our language, the way we think and who we are
Literature has helped to create the language that we use to understand the world around us, express ourselves and ultimately define who we are.