The Man Who Made Dictionaries

This is the story of Albert Sydney Hornby and the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Behind the dictionary’s creation is the fascinating story of a ‘simple teacher’ with a brilliant mind, whose passion for language teaching changed the way the world learns English....

Tips for learning vocabulary

The key to learning a new language is building up your vocabulary.  Here are some tips for learners of English to learn new words. Read, read, read   The more you read — especially novels, but also magazines and newspapers — the more words you’ll...