Linguistics Category

I hear it from students all the time. “I need to get rid of my accent” or “I need a real English accent.”…

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Last week, one of my Twitter friends asked what he should reply to a student who asked what he needed to do to be as…

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Recently, I’ve chanced upon a number of articles and blog posts championing the seemingly well established idea that…

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Today, I watched an episode of the Youtube series - Mind Field. It is about a researcher in Japan who studies…

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Can you be my psychiatrist? May I admit something? I’ve always had a severe sensitivity to language – especially…

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Throughout the years, one thing above all continually astounds me about my fellow English Language teachers,…

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Can you be my psychiatrist? May I admit something? I’ve always had a severe sensitivity to language – especially…

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Years ago, fresh out of Teachers' College and testing myself in the trenches, I was faced with the task of putting…

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I've written a lot about Krashen's ideas on this blog. Fundamentally because they focus so well on what is "essential"…

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I think that when it comes to learning a language and typical schools, classes, coursebooks, exercises, instruction,…

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I've started growing a garden. Moved into the mountains of Nicaragua and there is a nice plot of land beside the…

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I’ve been an athlete most of my life. Also a coach and one who’s thought a lot about how to “develop” one’s…

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