Suggested spelling

18th April 2003 at 01:00
"The gap between the highest and lowest attaining children tended to be wider in English-speaking countries, than in other nations. Researchers said one factor might be the irregular nature of English." (TES, April 11).

They need to reflect on the difference between language and spelling. The English language is no more irregular than any other language; it is the "spelling" which is more irregular than almost any other language. So why not make it easier?

Dr John M Gledhill

University secretary

Coventry University

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now