OPINIONS

Complicating the coursebook debate: part 4
In this post, I’m going to look at how I would use the material from Outcomes Intermediate that I mentioned
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On the over-use of concept-checking questions: part 2
I recently wrote a post outlining why I’m not a fan of using concept-checking questions – CCQs – when dealing
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On the over-use of concept-checking questions: part 1
There aren’t many things that I think should be comprehensively banned from EFL classrooms, but the use of closed CCQs
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Something better change: taking a stand against gender bias in ELT
Earlier this year I spoke at the very first International Language Symposium in Brno, the second-biggest city in the Czech
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Grammar nonsense 5 (and some curiosities): indirect questions
I can’t quite decide if the EFL view of indirect questions is pure foolishness or more a question of a
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Complicating the coursebook debate part 3: coursebook use
Today’s post follows on from another recent post that looked at some of the so-called false assumptions that supposedly lie
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When porridge is not porridge: dealing with culturally specific phenomena in English
It happens to me almost every time I’m in Russia. In fact, it’s happened so many times now that I’ve
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Complicating the coursebook debate part 2: can’t we just be friends?
This week I thought I would take a break from the grammar series (to be continued!) and pick up on
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Grammar curiosities 2: relative clauses
Too much choice So in my last post I did ask if anyone had any good ideas about contexts for
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Grammar nonsense 4: relative clauses
This is less a post about the craziness of description and more one about the way grammar is presented and
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