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#English language

# english-language - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Garda College spending €15k to train European cops how to speak English like a police officer

The three-week course will “provide an opportunity for gardaí to work with their European counterparts”.

# english-language - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'The situation is unacceptable': Plans to safeguard English language teachers after Grafton closure

Following events at Grafton College Dublin this week, the government says teachers shouldn’t be left high and dry.

# english-language - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Only A True Vocabulary Master Will Get 10/10 In This Homonyms Quiz

Only A True Vocabulary Master Will Get 10/10 In This Homonyms Quiz

Homonyms: Words that share the same pronunciation, but have different meanings.

# english-language - Thursday 27 August, 2015

# english-language - Monday 25 May, 2015

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

# english-language - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution

Given the significant gap that currently exists in the translation of Bunreacht na hÉireann, there is a good reason to pass this second referendum.

# english-language - Monday 4 August, 2014

Column: How social media is changing language

Pay attention to discussions in your social networks and you can spot emerging new words, new uses of words — and maybe even coin one yourself.

# english-language - Monday 16 June, 2014

Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details

Joyce took extreme liberty with language and we celebrate his genius – but when are rules NOT meant to be broken?

# english-language - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know Top Of The Class

7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know

Grammar is fun! Well, not really. But it helps.

# english-language - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This college appeal for language experts is littered with language errors Bad Language

This college appeal for language experts is littered with language errors

English lessons might not be such a bad idea after all.

# english-language - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 of the English language's most delightful collective nouns Superfluity Of Nuns

# english-language - Monday 22 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge These are the most horrible words in the English language* Shudder

These are the most horrible words in the English language*

*Or some of them, at least.

# english-language - Friday 28 June, 2013

Japan's national broadcaster is being sued for not speaking Japanese

A pensioner says wants €11,000 in damages because NHK uses too many English words.

# english-language - Sunday 9 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 7 words we should definitely have in English... Logophile This post contains images

7 words we should definitely have in English...

.. but don’t.

# english-language - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand ESL

Irish citizens not recognised as 'native' English speakers in Thailand

Citizens from the Republic will have to take a test to prove they can speak English in order to teach the language in Thailand.

# english-language - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors

The new scheme will entice people from certain countries, who teach English as a foreign language, to live and work in Ireland.

# english-language - Thursday 25 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary Say What?

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary

A new Chambers Dictionary includes “BFF” and “unfriending” – but not “sexting”. Find out which other words made the cut…