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29 Apr 2016

“Everyone stared at the department chair in amazement. Jaws simply dropped. Soon the room was filled with a nearly chaotic mixture of...

09 Jun 2015

It may seem, at first glance, that the terms autonomous and exam don’t go together very well.

28 Jan 2015

At first, when I started teaching, I was afraid of grammar. I was petrified.

  • You may well be familiar with scenes like this. You have probably sat through teachers’ meetings yourself where a head teacher or director has informed you of changes that seem to make no sense or which seem to reflect a fundamental and unwelcome...
  • An autonomous learner is one who goes off and does their own thing while an exam very often acts as a constraint on the learning process, focusing everything in towards what is required to get that passing grade. And yet, it is very often the...
  • I kept thinking I couldn’t teach the language without Michael Swan’s Practical English Usage right by my side. I was sitting up all night making sure I didn’t get it wrong. But eventually, I think I learnt how to get along.And I think that point,...