In the first part of this two part article Shaun Dowling looks at delexicalised verbs, and the problems they cause for our students.
This article gives an extensive list of classroom activities that focus attention on collocation. This is the second of two articles on the topic. The first article - Collocation with advanced levels 1 - gives an overview of the topic of collocation in English language teaching and shows how this is a key area of study for advanced level students.
This article gives an overview of the topic of collocation in English language teaching and shows how this is a key area of study for advanced level students.This is the first of two articles on the topic. The second article - Collocation with advanced learners 2 - provides classroom activities for the study and practice of collocations.
Reading and listening texts are often used in the ELT classroom to practise receptive skills and / or as the introduction to a topic or language point.
This article, informed by the Lexical Approach, reflects on grammar instruction in the classroom and makes suggestions on how it can be 'lexicalised'.
Intonation is crucial for communication but many teachers don't feel confident about tackling it in the ESOL classroom.
Sentence stress is a difficult area to work on for ESOL learners and teachers alike. For this reason it's also an area which is often neglected, but this aspect of the language can cause problems for learners in both their speaking and perhaps more importantly listening.
What is it that native speakers do when stringing words together that causes so many problems for students?