Current Course

Brave New Words

Hot updates from the three major varieties of English

With the aid of actual, topical examples, facts, photos and illustrations;

  • New words

Hundreds of new words. Including the words of the year from Australia, Britain and the USA. Including reports from the Linguistic Society of America conferences and news from major dictionaries.

  • New English for coming generations

How social media is changing English – for good,  for bad and forever!

  • Black Lives Matter, coronavirus, gender identifiers and other 2021 trends

A look at societal trends and the words and terms that they generate.

  • Report of the US elections from an eye witness perspective

Although prevented from travelling to the USA  by coronavirus restrictions, Nicholas has some first hand accounts from US residents of the elctions and the new words that have become part of the English language.

  • The Lost Ssons of Kansas – (if time allows and is requested)

A short version of the lecture given in the USA and Australia on how migrant Swedes anglicised their names in the USA.

Course material. There is a full set of notes to accompany the course including comprehensive word lists from 2017 to 2021.


Nicholas will come to you: to your school, your municipality or region on a day of your choice and present BRAVE NEW WORDS as a study day. For a whole- or half-day, Nicholas’s presentations are very affordable.


BRAVE NEW WORDS is also available to be streamed online to you and your fellow teachers. Find out how by clicking here

How do I book this course? Use the contact form HERE or the one below.

The course is given in English