About

This website was created because I was building resource lists for my newsletter English in Progress and figured I might as well share them. As of right now (December 2022) I’m still working on them, so this website is a bit meagre still.

Then I thought I might also write a blog about English as an evolving language, because that’s something I’m interested in and there seems to be a scarcity of writing on the subject. Again, I have not written much yet.

My name is Heddwen Newton, I’m an English teacher and translator with degrees in psychology and English. I love thinking about words, and I am fascinated with language change and language varieties.

I also run the Dutch website hoezegjeinhetEngels.nl, which helps Dutch people find English translations for difficult-to-translate words.

I live in Germany with my partner and our two young children.