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 happened when a French-speaking king took over the English crown. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: 1066 and all that language

Last week, we looked at the events of the year 1066. This week, we examine how the English language changed after a French-speaking king took over the English crown.

The origin of the words "fish" and "chips. By English with STephen

Word Stories: Fish and chips

It’s the meal everyone thinks of when they think of British cooking. In this episode, we look at the origins of the phrase ‘fish and chips’.

The effect the Vikings had on the English language. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: The Vikings and English

The Vikings had a significant impact on the development of the English language and are the reason for one good thing and one terrible thing for English language learners.

Where does English come from, by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: Where does English come from?

In this episode, we look at the origins of English. Where did it come from? Why did it start on the island of Britain? Who were the Anglo Saxons?