World of words and the ways in which we use them

Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them


A Way with Words

A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well.

The Biology of the Language Faculty: Its Perfection, Past and Future

Noam Chomsky, around whose work much of the Syntax series revolves, gives listeners a glimpse into the evolution of his own thinking, with an emphasis on areas of linguistics where computational considerations play a major role.

Interview with Professor Stephen Krashen

British Council is proud to present an interview with Professor Stephen Krashen. Professor Krashen was kind enough to speak to us on camera during his visit to Istanbul and appearance at Yıldız Technical University’s School of Foreign Languages, 1st International ELT Symposium.

The Comprehension Hypothesis Extended

This presentation briefly reviews some of the evidence for the “comprehension hypothesis,” which states that we acquire language and develop literacy when we understand what we hear and read.