Topic: Learning English (90 articles)

Guest Posts

The Pleasure of Reading in a Foreign Language

Apart from English fluency practice, the area most students want to concentrate on when they are with me on an intensive course is improving and expanding their English vocabulary. The activities we normally do together vary from collocations, idiomatic expressions,…

November 19, 2013, by

Hebrew

10 Fun Facts About The English Alphabet

To celebrate the release of our new Hebrew Alphabet workbook we decided to dig out 10 fun facts about the English alphabet for you to impress your friends, teachers and colleagues. Here we go: 1.The English word alphabet comes (via Latin)…

August 10, 2012, by

Learning English

Stretching The Human Psyche

An Idea That Didn’t Come Easily It is not an exaggeration to say that I spent a large chunk of my life working towards what I am writing in this article. I knew there was something here, and I was…

January 12, 2011, by

Learning English

BP Oil Spill: A Disaster of Leadership and Strategy

A Failure In Leadership This article is based on a historically important article in the New York Times on the BP oil disaster. I will be referencing this article. Point of Failure #1 The article, which is important and should…

December 26, 2010, by

Learning English

9th Innings, Closers, and Politics

Baseball Idioms In Politics Here’s an excerpt from this article on a bill to boost health compensation to “first responders” (health workers, firefighters, police officers) who responded to the World Trade Center attacks and are believed to have suffered higher…

December 22, 2010, by

Learning English

So-Called Canadian Culture

A Contradiction In Terms The problem with trying to write an article about Canadian culture is rather simple. As a Canadian, I am well placed to be fully aware that most Canadians have renounced any concept of a Canadian culture….

December 15, 2010, by

Learning English

American Culture: The Imperfect Hero

Movie Logic In American television and film culture, or put another way, movie logic, we encounter, with overwhelming frequency, the flawed, imperfect action hero. The flaws in this hero are usually obvious. They are easy to see, and easy to…

December 14, 2010, by

Learning English

A Flower Pot

A Flower Pot By Jeremiah Bourque This is a flower pot. What is a flower pot for? It is not for cooking. It is for holding flowers. One puts the flowers into the pot. The flowers are displayed while in…

December 13, 2010, by

Learning English

Mongering Hope

Deny Not Others Their Hope. Semi-occasionally, I glance at the blog by Andrew Sullivan. Not that this is his fault, as he’s quoting two other people having an online argument, but this post is grievously depressing. Essentially, it began with…

December 13, 2010, by

Learning English

The Ass In The Lion’s Skin

A Fable from Aesop It’s this kind of “ass.” As in, a donkey. The Ass in the Lion’s Skin AN ASS, having put on the Lion’s skin, roamed about in the forest and amused himself by frightening all the foolish…

December 12, 2010, by

Learning English

Living Outside the Box

We’ve heard it so many times it has become a cliché. “Out of the box” thinking is praised and demanded everywhere. Especially in the so called creative industries it has become synonymous with “come up with new ideas to sell…

December 12, 2010, by

Learning English

Zen and English, Part 5: Intangibles

The Post of Intangibles The void of space represents that which is intangible. Though objects exist within this otherwise empty space, it is filled by neither water, nor air; it is for this reason that it is known popularly as…

December 10, 2010, by