The School Which Banned Slang Makes Awkward Spelling Mistakes In 'Grammer' Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An academy chain which banned students from using slang at school has landed itself in a rather awkward predicament after sending out homework which i...

Dispelling Concern

Ella Pawlik | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Pawlik

We react to stressful situations in two ways. Fight or flight. We deal with a problem face on and fight it: become warriors for our cause. Or we run because we're scared to look back at what is, or was...or what could have been or might be.

Spell It Out: The Many Shades of English Spelling

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

'Spell It Out' is more than a reader-friendly, comprehensible and comprehensive story of the history and evolvement of English spelling - Professor Crystal gives practical advice in Teaching Appendix as well as throughout the book.

Spell 'Thazz', 'Fape' And 'Spron' - The New Reading Test For Children

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children should not be tested on made-up words like "voo", "terg" and "bim" to check their reading skills, school leaders warned on Monday. As six-...

Six-Year-Old Makes History As Youngest Ever Spelling Bee Contestant

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A six-year-old girl will become the youngest ever contestant in a US National Spelling Bee when she competes this week. Lori Anne Madison entered h...

Can You Definitely Spell?

PA | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Technology has left many Britons unable to spell words like "definitely" and "separate", a survey has found. It suggests that the UK has produced a...

WATCH: 102-Year-Old Explains Why English Is A Ludicrous Language

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Edward Rondthaler was born back in 1905 and died in 2009 at the grand old age of 104, a much-loved and highly-respected typographist. We introduce...

Ofqual: Scrap Re-Sits And Mark GCSE Students On Spelling

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Proposals to mark GCSE students on their spelling and grammar and to scrap re-sits have been published by England's exams regulat...

Reading Check For Six-Year-Olds Rolled Out

www.bbc.co.uk | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Six-year-olds in England will face a new reading test next summer, after trials this year. ...

It's Time to Replace the Full Stop. Period.

Ben Wakeling | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Wakeling

It's hard to believe the humble SMS is not yet 20 years old. Conceived in 1992, a single message which read 'Merry Christmas' began a form of communic...