This year sees the 20th anniversary of the publication of Michael Lewis's "The Lexical Approach", the book that has changed the way many – but unfortunately not enough - teachers teach and see language. I just wanted to share with you my plans for this anniversary year.
Mar 31, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
|Sinclair's seminal work - |
the bible of corpus linguistics
Years ago before I became familiar with corpus tools (corpus as in linguistic corpus = "collection of samples of real-world texts stored on computer"; plural = corpora) we had a fierce debate with my colleagues whether to use the preposition to or for after the noun hint. We wanted to produce posters for English learning centres we had set up for a number of high schools and each poster was meant to provide "Hints for/to speaking / listening etc".
Mar 9, 2013
|Photo by @aclil2climb via eltpics|
In this activity inspired by a short film activity on FilmEnglish, students become more aware of binomial pairs in English.