Reading Time: 4 minutesLast week, I wrote about the ambiguity of research on written corrective feedback (WCF), with some scholars arguing it works…
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article is Part I in a two-part series on error correction. It looks at the lack of evidence that proves written corrective feedback’s effectiveness and why that may be so.
Reading Time: 6 minutesThis post explores cognitive load theory and its relevance for education in general and language education in particular.
Reading Time: 7 minutesCritical thinking is one of those key skills that all disciplines, ELT included, have been trying to implement in their…
Reading Time: 6 minutesThis Research Bite looks at the Reading to Learn (R2L) method as well as additional research on its effectiveness.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article details the rationale and development of a new, easy-to-use scale to measure student comprehensibility. The scale is applicable to multiple L1 backgrounds, does not measure speakers against “natives”, and has practical uses in the classroom.
Reading Time: 6 minutesNot only does working memory play a major role in the learning of a target grammar structure, but it may play a large role in learning of productive skills through explicit instruction. Explicit instruction on novel grammatical constructions is more successful than implicit instruction.