Category: Teachers

Grammar is embedded in vocabulary

  If it’s not obvious from reading this blog, I have a strong bias for teaching vocabulary over grammar. Research is conclusive: Explicit learning of grammar does not help language acquisition. It may help...

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MovieTalk for Comprehensible Input

Movie Talk is a term that refers to using video as a opportunity for the teacher to provide comprehensible input. The input does not come from the movie itself, but from the teacher’s commentary....

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How to Instantly Learn New Words in English

As I shift through academic and research literature on English as a Second Language I notice that academics and researchers often have a limited perspective on learning new words or new vocabulary. Statements like...