OPINIONS

The Lexical Approach and natural selection
Today we’re pleased to be able to bring you a guest post by Dr. Ivor Timmis. Ivor works at Leeds
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In so many words: on the importance and shape of vocabulary lists
Today we’re delighted to feature a guest post by Bruno Leys. Bruno works at VIVES University College in Bruges, Belgium.
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When less is more: freeing students from the burden of choice
There’s a reason why Starbucks will never catch on it Italy. Go to any branch of the global chain and
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Two-way translation in the multilingual classroom
I’m just back from Turkey, where I delivered a one-day workshop on teaching grammar through International House in Izmir. One
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Thoughts on teaching grammar: part four
I finished teaching the Focus On Grammar course I’d been doing one evening a week at IH London last night.
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If you ask me … the problem with opening gambits
Many moons ago, I enjoyed a brief and intense love affair with a book by Eric Keller and Sylvia Warner
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Phrasal verbs: myths and realities
Last year I was lucky enough to attend the PASE conference in Warsaw, where I saw a locally based teacher,
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Yet more thoughts on teaching grammar
I’m now four weeks into the Focus on Grammar course I’m teaching at International House, London, which means only two
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ELT: In need of family therapy?
In my previous blogging incarnation on the CELT training site, I wrote about why lexical sets may be popular and
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Further thoughts on teaching grammar
Last week, I posted up a few thoughts I’d had on starting to teach (at IH London) a part-time, six-week
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