Concordancers have enabled linguists to create and analyse huge corpora (collections of authentic language text) and to reassess the assumed rules regarding the way we use language and especially words.
‘Art is all around us’. In its many forms it presents fantastic opportunities for discussion, focused language work and skills-based activities.
Asking questions is a natural feature of communication, but also one of the most important tools which teachers have at their disposal. Typically, teachers ask between 300-400 questions per day.
Visualisation has been widely used in sports psychology over the last 30 years to enhance all aspects of performance. In this article I will be looking at some of the ways that it can be applied to language learning.
Action research is a process in which teachers investigate teaching and learning to improve their own and their students' learning.
This article presents an overview of a task-based learning approach (TBL) and highlights its advantages over the more traditional Present, Practise, Produce (PPP) approach.
In the language classroom we often ask students to talk about or refer to their personal situation and experiences. In the ESOL classroom, even though some topics can be sensitive, it is still a vital tool in helping learners to develop speaking skills.
When students see a spoken sentence in its written form, they have no trouble comprehending. Why is this?
Blogging is becoming increasingly popular as a language learning tool. See an overview of blogging websites, why and how to use them.