Tag Archives: Slang

10 English-Influenced Terms Unique to Dominican Spanish


Can we agree that languages are weird? They go through more experimental phases than the average teenager and tend to change before you can get a grasp on its current iteration. The result? Strange, mixed breed words. Take the Dominican Republic, for example. For one, there’s the mix of Spanish, African and Taíno culture that(…)

Every Day is a [Language] School Day


Language is one of the truest demonstrations of every day being a school day, and that learning is never really ever done. Don’t believe us? Well hold on to your fez, because using some of our favourite pop culture we are going to demonstrate just that, by not only introducing some new vocabulary to you,(…)

Language Trends: Even Words Come Back into Fashion


Whether you despair at the latest slang trending on your Twitter feed, or kid yourself you’re still relevant by using the lingo that the kids say, it is impossible to ignore that language does indeed come in waves. Groovy, wicked, cool and bad are all words that were once on the tip of everyone’s tongue,(…)

4 Challenges of Teaching English And How to Overcome Them


Ask any English trainer — it’s extremely rewarding to teach English. There’s no greater feeling than watching your students’ language skills progress, and knowing that you’ve made a positive difference in their life. However, it is a complicated language, and almost every learner of English encounters some common roadblocks. If you’re feeling defeated by reviewing(…)

What To Know When Teaching Slang: A Guide for Language Teachers


Every language teacher has experienced it: students have loads of questions about the meanings of words and phrases they heard watching a movie or series, especially colloquial expressions or swear words. Understandably, some teachers are reluctant to teach slang, as they worry that it won’t truly help their students, or is inappropriate for the classroom.(…)