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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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Teaching in troubled times: Trump, tackling tensions and resting easy!
We live in troubled times. We’re living through an age in which immigrants are routinely scapegoated and blamed for all
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Grammar nonsense 3: the use of the word grammar
So the other day, I opened my inbox and found an email encouraging me to celebrate March the 4th, ‘World
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Grammar nonsense 2: stative verbs
Exceptions – it’s not you, it’s me. A lot of grammar nonsense comes from labels that we use and that
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Grammar curiosities 1: reported speech
The first post in our series on grammar nonsense got quite a lot of discussion going and it seemed that
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Grammar nonsense 1: reported speech
Is there anything that is more bizarrely and unnecessarily taught in ELT than reported speech? There have been many times
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It’s all in the Mind: Neurobiology and the Lexical Approach
Today we’re proud to present a guest post from Bruno Leys, who works at VIVES University College, Bruges, Belgium. Bruno
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The best improvisation is prepared improvisation
One of the great delights of the annual IATEFL conference is seeing young teachers find their own voices and deliver
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