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The biggest secret to learning a new language, according to a CEO who speaks 7

You put in tons of effort, but it just feels impossible to move off the plateau?<p>You have a large vocabulary, and you understand a lot but when it comes to speaking, you keep wondering why you can't sound like a native speaker?<p>Well, I had the same feeling with English when I started to learn it many …

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Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English

<b>There is little that irks British defenders of the English language more than Americanisms, which they see creeping insidiously into newspaper columns and everyday conversation. But bit by bit British English is invading America too.</b><p>"<b>Spot on</b> - it's just ludicrous!" snaps Geoffrey Nunberg, a …

Boris Johnson: Public sector workers must be able to speak English

London mayor Boris Johnson says all public sector workers must be able to speak English and it is "completely wrong" if people cannot make themselves understood to NHS staff in English<p>All people working in public services should be able to speak English, <b>Boris Johnson</b> has said.<p>The London mayor said …

Technology leads in English language teaching innovation awards

Milan university switches to teaching in English; Pearson buys online business English leader; English-teaching robot debuts in Taiwan<p>Hand-held devices and computer games took centre stage at last month's ELTons awards in London, demonstrating that technology continues to set the agenda for change …

Global Business Speaks English

Ready or not, English is now the global language of business. More and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft in Beijing, to name a few—in an attempt to …