English has long been touted as the universal language, with as many as 330 to 360 million people having it as their primary language, and 470 million to a billion people using it as their secondary language. For many people, learning how to speak English has become an absolute need as for them, it is […]
Language can always be a complicated thing. With Spanish, the wrong grapheme on a vowel can lead to a different word meaning than what you originally intended. For Tagalog, the incorrect intonation when the word is spoken can result in the same thing and in French, telling the time needs a bit of calculation before […]
So you have been learning English for several years and yet when you speak to an American and you hear the phrases “drive me nuts,” “heck”, “cool”, or “you look beat” you are left wondering what they mean. In general, American English is the same English spoken in many countries around the world. However, there […]
While the Philippines is already recognized worldwide as one of the top English-speaking communities in Asia, there are still some Pinoys who are prone to using words or sentences that mean something else to native English speakers.
Looking at the current state of our education, it’s hard to believe that the Philippines used to be envied by its Asian neighbors. Students from neighboring countries would flock to the Philippines just to have access to quality education.
American English is being used primarily in the United States and Canada, while British English is the official language of people residing in the United Kingdom and even in Australia.
The term “Filipinisms” is something what we can’t call “proudly Pinoy” or consider as a plus factor in experiencing “more fun in the Philippines”. Filipinisms refer to words that are loosely translated from common Tagalog expressions and cause confusion when applied in conversations with native English speakers.
I’ve learned a lot in American English training. The instructors were good. They were able to explain the differences between Filipino and American English styles.