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From TheJournal.ie Garda College spending €15k to train European cops how to speak English like a police officer Cooperation

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 'The situation is unacceptable': Plans to safeguard English language teachers after Grafton closure No Repeat

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries The Language Of Shakespeare
From TheJournal.ie 'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges Visa Factories

'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.

From TheJournal.ie That 'other referendum' could bridge a gap between the Irish and English versions of our Constitution Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How social media is changing language Language

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: With Bloomsday upon us, let's be inspired to pay attention to the details English

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?

7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know

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

This college appeal for language experts is littered with language errors

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

These are the most horrible words in the English language*

*Or some of them, at least.

From TheJournal.ie Japan's national broadcaster is being sued for not speaking Japanese Hanashimasu Ka?

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.

7 words we should definitely have in English... Logophile This post contains images

7 words we should definitely have in English...

.. but don’t.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors Bienvenue

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.

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…