Month: October 2014

Practising English through Reading Fiction

Those of you who've been following my recent posts, will notice that I'm going through a phase of thinking about how I can helpĀ students make their free-time English activities more effective for their learning. My general addage has always been: Whatever you like to do in your free-time, just do it in English! But the … Continue reading Practising English through Reading Fiction

Explicit Grammar Teaching: The what and how

Planting seeds may not guarantee that they will grow; but not planting them is scarcely a superior strategy. (Swan, M., 2006) Introduction - A sense of relief At the weekend, I attended a talk by Michael Swan entitled "Some things that matter in grammar teaching... and some that don't" at an event hosted by ELTA … Continue reading Explicit Grammar Teaching: The what and how