Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

english language


One word at a time: How quiz-based games can help improve language skills

March 07, 2022 9:08 am

Games such as Wordle and Scrabble have been successful in getting the attention of several users worldwide, but can they be reliable sources of learning? Experts weigh in.

IELTS: How has the pandemic hit test takers

March 10, 2022 12:44 pm

The organising authorities boast about IELTS being accepted by nearly 11,000 organisations in over 140 countries.

Andhra Pradesh makes English-medium teaching compulsory for all UG colleges

June 15, 2021 6:50 pm

The Andhra Pradesh government had announced in September 2019 that it would introduce English as the medium of instruction in all government schools, and gradually convert all Telugu-medium schools to English-medium ones while still teaching mother tongue Telugu as a compulsory subject.

In rural Maharashtra, mothers take up new ‘chore’: Mastering English through online courses

September 27, 2020 3:32 pm

Though the classes coincide with most of their favourite prime-time television sops, these mothers, just like Shashi Godbole, feel they are on a transformational journey.

Tip for Reading List: A Brisk Introduction to Linguistics

January 04, 2020 12:25 pm

The introduction of The Guardian’s Iranian-born editor and writer David Shariatmadari’s new book, Don’t Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language, begins with a question: “Is there anything quite so familiar, yet so mysterious as language?”

How you conversed: The new buzzwords that stood out this decade

January 01, 2020 10:38 am

ROFL has been officially recognised by the Oxford dictionary, but hashtag hasn't made it yet. We check out some of the terms that crossed the popularity threshold to enter dictionaries and those that did not.

Dothraki, Valyrian creator on why language is the world's greatest invention

October 10, 2019 7:40 am

David Peterson wants the world to realise languages are not just tools, and that learning them will only benefit people.

The enigma of English

June 13, 2019 5:07 am

Progress can be achieved using the language one is born into and grows up with.

Speaking of English

May 22, 2018 12:42 am

Delhi government does well to respond to public preference for spoken English in school. Other states should follow suit.

Mumbai cops struggle to solve the mysteries of the English language

February 23, 2016 1:31 am

A team from the Colaba police station was busy blushing over accolades they received for tracking down an international debit card fraud and arresting two Belgain nationals.