With 75% of the world’s English speakers using English as a secondary language, it only makes sense to rethink the old ideas about pronunciation, or, more accurately, “correct” pronunciation. So much teaching in the antiquated past was focused on eradication of non-native accents, but … Read more
Global Neighbors, the newsletter of the English as a Foreign Language Interest Section of TESOL International Association, featured the MEET (Mobile Education for English Teachers) in a recent report by Claire Bradin Siskin: “The purpose of this ingenious project is to provide training materials … Read more
Heather Thomson, a researcher in Canada, has reviewed Bridges: Activities for Thinking, Speaking, & Writing English for a general audience and found the program to be quite applicable even outside the venue where it was created. She used the first unit of the book … Read more
Wouldn’t you love your computer to fix all your grammar and spelling errors? Let’s take a look at the state of the art in grammar checkers.
We all want to believe that our students are learning something when we teach. When some beginning teachers write learning objectives for their lessons, they may say they want students to “know the lesson” or to “understand” some concepts. But if you think about … Read more
Grammarly may be the most popular grammar checker in the world. “Popular” means people like it. “Popular” can also mean “really good marketing.” That’s not the problem. Grammarly has been super-well marketed as an internet-based company. The customer service seems great to me. The … Read more