The Real English Blog continues to explore the most intriguing aspects of etymology of the English Language - browse our blog posts to find out why words with similar consonants in them often have similar meanings, where our English surnames and place names originate from, as well as other interesting elements of vocabulary and grammar.
Blog author Colin Williams has been working in the field of English language teaching since graduating from Leeds University in 1996 with a degree in French and Arabic. Working first as an EFL teacher, then owner of the Real English School (Bulgaria) for over ten years, Colin nows works in Cambridge UK in the field of EFL examinations.
This website began as the school website for Real English back in 2005. Although the school closed its doors in 2016 as Colin and his family moved back to the UK for family reasons, the blog will continue, so please do sign up if you'd like to be notified of new posts.