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The origin of the word January by English with Stephen

Word Stories: January

In this week’s word story, we look at the origin of the word ‘January’, how it is used and why it gave its name to one of the greatest cities in the world.

Learning strategies for the guitar and ENglish

Learning Strategies: Why learning the guitar is like learning a language

I’ve been learning the guitar recently. There are a number of lessons I have taken from learning the guitar which are useful for learning English.

Why doesn't English have genders?

Reasons for English: No gender?

English doesn’t have masculine and feminine words, which makes learning the language a bit easier. But have you ever thought about why English doesn’t do what most other languages do? And does this mean English is not a sexist language? Listen to find out.

Improve your listening skills by the English with Stephen podcast.

Learning Strategies: Improve your listening skills

Lots of students have specific problems with listening in English. Here are my top ten tips for improving your English listening skills.

Why is American English different to British English? By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: American English

There is a lot of information about the differences between British and American English. But have you ever thought about why the two varieties are different? Find out more in this episode of English with Stephen.

What are linguistic landscapes and how can you use them to learn English? By English with Stephen.

Learning Strategies: Linguistic landscapes

Your linguistic landscape can be a powerful tool to help you learn English. Find out what your linguistic landscape is and how you can fully exploit it in the latest episode of the English with Stephen podcast.

How the Bible affected English, by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: English and The Bible

The English we speak today has been heavily influenced by the way the Bible was written. Even if you don’t believe in a Christian God, you will use language from the Bible. Find out how and why in this latest episode.

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