Reading Time: 4 minutesSwan (2017) argues that ELF is nothing new, that ELF is not necessarily an expression of ownership or personal expression, and that targetlikeness may be a more appropriate focus when concerning pedagogy.
Reading Time: 4 minutesSaito (2012) shine some light on the question of whether pronunciation instruction is effective through a research synthesis, finding an overall positive effect of pronunciation intervention with a number of considerations for the classroom.
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.