August 2012

Episode 10: Who Owns English?

For our final episode, Babel goes global. English is now spoken by about two billion people, more than a third of the world's population. As... Read More »

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Episode 9: Jargon

Supratentorial, bond yields, overclocking...we hear jargon everywhere, every day from doctors to economists to computer experts. Sometimes it feels like a completely different language, and... Read More »

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Episode 8: Teaching English

Whether it's catering to both ESL and non-ESL students, finding new ways of teaching pronunciation, or adding video games to the classroom, English instruction in... Read More »

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Punctuation Patrol

Mariel and Colleen hit the streets of Toronto to take a closer look at how we actually use punctuation. We inspected posters, signs and well,... Read More »

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Episode 7: Punctuation

Punctuation can help clarify what we mean -- even emphasize certain points. But with the proliferation of smart phones, tablets and Twitter, many of us... Read More »

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