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.

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.

What is RP? by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: What is RP?

RP stands for Received Pronunciation and is the standard for British English. But where does the name come from and how did it become the standard? Discover the fascinating story of RP and find out some other peculiarities along the way.

The effect of the Renaissance on the ENglish language. By English with Stephen

Reasons for English: English during the Renaissance

The Rennaisance had a huge effect on countries all over the world in terms of culture, inventions and exploitation. In this podcast, we look at the dramatic effect it had on the English language.

William Caxton and the Prinitng press and their effect upon the English language, by English with Stephen

Reasons for English: William Caxton

William Caxton faced some difficult questions in his professional life. Some of his answers still affect the way English is spoken today, over 600 years after his death.

Woman with thumbs pointing down. Text: Reasons for English - English grammar is wrong

Reasons for English: English grammar is wrong

Learning a language is difficult. But it is even more difficult when the grammar of the language you are learning is all wrong. Find out why in this episode.

1 2 3 4