Grammar, vocabulary and skills
Articles and studies featuring practical tips and advice on teaching grammar, vocabulary and skills.
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Grammar, vocabulary and skills articles
Advice and discussion about using dictionaries in the EFL/ESL classroom.
Seven suggestions of ways to help students enjoy grammar.
A discussion on learning vocabulary and the difficulties of connecting form and meaning.
A discussion and explanation of collocations and practical suggestions for teaching them.
A discussion and useful techniques for learning and teaching idioms.
An article highlighting useful techniques for autonomous vocabulary learning.
An article discussing the problems faced when teaching English pronunciation.
Advice and suggestions about teaching writing in the English classroom.
Advice and suggestions about teaching writing using the internet
An article discussing ways to overcome the problem of students who don't want to write.
Jamie Keddie provides a novel approach to using the Internet to research differences in language usage.
Michael Hoey, chief adviser on the Macmillan Dictionary of English for Advanced Learners, considers the consequences of changes in lexicography.
In this article from the archives of English Teaching professional magazine, Gerald Kelly discusses the issue of teaching intonation.
Luke Prodromou wonders whether it still rains cats and dogs.
Welcome to the third part of this series in which we examine the potential roles of non-conventional corpora (search engines, etc.) in language learning and teaching. So far, we have looked at lyric search sites, multimedia players and quotation banks. In this article, our attention is going to shift from words to pictures.
Michael Rundell shows that word-frequency data is relevant to teaching and learning languages.
Dave Willis puts the case for making lexis the starting point in teaching.
Hester Lott gives us some useful tips and suggestions for how to teach grammar.
Julie Moore discusses what learners' dictionaries can do for learners.
David Heathfield suggests some simple storytelling strategies.
In this article from the archives of English Teaching professional magazine, Scott Thornbury says that learning how to speak is as important as learning what to say.
Claire Treleaven's article and lesson plan is aimed at using alternative ways to present grammar to students with varied learning styles.
Steve Buckledee employs a poetic strategy for getting students to examine language in greater detail.
'Work it out for yourself!' How often do you ask your students to do this when they turn to you for word meanings during reading activities? And what do you do when they ignore your advice? In this article, Jamie Keddie shares some thoughts.
A discussion and explanation on the concept of Standard English.