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English with Stephen
8 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Word Stories: Junk
Discover all there is to know about the history of the word 'junk' as well as the different ways it can be used today.https://englishwithstephen.com/podcasts/
9 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Word Stories: Lady Godiva
The story of Lady Godiva is a very popular folk story in England. It also gives us a couple of idiomatic expressions that are still commonly used to this day. https://englishwithstephen.com/2021/06/06/word-stories-lady-godiva/
8 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Learning Strategies: Clubhouse
Clubhouse is an audio-based social media platform that is perfect for practising your spoken English skills. Listen and enter the competition to get a free invite.
11 minutes | May 30, 2021
Word Stories: India in English
In this week's episode, we dive into the amazing country of India and look at just some of the words that the English language has borrowed from that rich and vibrant culture.https://wp.me/pc09Eo-fz
10 minutes | May 22, 2021
Reasons for English: 1066 and all that langage
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.https://wp.me/pc09Eo-fg
11 minutes | May 15, 2021
Reasons for English: The year 1066
They didn't know it at the time, but the year 1066 was going to change everything in England; the king, the culture, the government, and the language.https://englishwithstephen.com/2021/05/15/reasons-for-english-the-year-1066/
8 minutes | May 9, 2021
Learning Strategies: SMART goals
Setting yourself language learning goals is vital to keep motivated. This week we will look at how you can set SMART English learning goals and why they are so important.https://englishwithstephen.com/2021/05/09/learning-strategies-smart-english-learning-goals/
6 minutes | May 2, 2021
Word Stories: Hello and Goodbye
Today we tell the story of two of the most common words in English: Hello and Goodbye!https://wp.me/pc09Eo-e2
9 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Learning Strategies: English as a lingua franca for students
What do students of English need to learn if they never talk to another 'native' English speaker? In this episode, I look at some of the implications of using English as a lingua franca, or world language.https://englishwithstephen.com/2021/04/17/learning-strateg…-a-lingua-franca/
8 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
Reasons for English: Why is English the world's language?
Why do you have to study English? Why not Fench or Arabic or Chinese or some other language. In fact, why do we have one global language at all? Listen to find out.https://wp.me/pc09Eo-a5
6 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Word Stories: Lingua franca
English is often described as the world's lingua franca. What does 'lingua franca' mean and where does it come from? Listen to this short podcast to find out.https://englishwithstephen.com/2021/04/05/word-stories-lingua-franca/
6 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Learning Strategies: Understand yourself
Understanding yourself is critical if you want to learn English as efficiently as possible. Find out what you need to know about yourself to be an effective learner.
7 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
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'.
8 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
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.
8 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Learning Strategies: Learn English with Netflix
Discover 5 great tips for how you can learn English while watching Netflix.
8 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Word Stories: Water of Life
The Romans had a drink called 'aqua vitae' or the water of life. Listen to find out how this drink survives and influences the names of other drinks around the world.
7 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Word Stories: OK
Ok. It's a short two-letter word that means everything is all right. And it is used around the world in countless languages. Find out how this small word spread all over the world, ok?
6 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Learning Strategies: Mistakes are good
Many English students are afraid of making mistakes. Don't be that student. Mistakes are good and a vital part of learning anything.
9 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
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?
10 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Word Stories: South America
There are 13 countries in South America, from Colombia in the north, to Chile in the south. Find out the origins and the meanings of the names for all of these different countries.
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