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Later today I'm going to conduct an interview of a Russian student from Novosibirsk, my home town, to get a sample of her speech...

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As this will be my last blog during my stint as Guest Writer, and as the last couple of discussions have got quite theoretical, I...

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This email message is from a lecturer in English.

  • Hello--Later today I'm going to conduct an interview of a Russian student from Novosibirsk, my home town, to get a sample of her speech for analysis. Its purpose is to see some patterns in her use of the language, including a number of its elements...
  • This is a basic tenet of the Dogme ELT approach - the idea that lesson content should emerge out of the talk generated by "the people in the room", that learning input should be based on learner output, and that small effects can often produce large...
  • “I teach English at an engineering college in Kerala (India). I’ve been asked by the college management to teach communication skills. I find it difficult to make all students speak; some students are always passive. It discourages me a lot. I...