Evidence Based EFL
Dedicated to looking at language and language teaching from an evidence-based viewpoint.
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Saturday, 3 January 2015
Review of ELT podcasts
2014 was a great year for EFL podcasts with several sprouting up like veritable fungi. I'm a huge fan of podcasts and think they can be ...
Monday, 29 December 2014
So long 2014
This has been an interesting year. That, perhaps is an understatement. So here's my annual review of the year. This year Th...
Monday, 15 December 2014
A note on meaning
The post on practice took a long time to write for two reasons. Firstly I couldn't work out whether or not the literature on SLA was s...
Saturday, 6 December 2014
The importance of experience
I often talk about evidence on this blog (the name is a giveaway) but experience also has an impo...
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Linguistic myth no. 5: Terminal decline
Like morality, and young people's manners the English language is in a terminal state of decli...
Monday, 27 October 2014
Try this it works! No.1: Practice makes perfect.
when I was a kid and trying to learn the guitar my dad used to tell me that if I practised something for half and hour, I'd be half an ...
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Teaching is an art, not a science!
One of the phrases that annoys me no end is the TTC stating that 'teaching is an art, not a ...
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Questionnaires are hard
Q1. Have you ever illegally downloaded movies from the Internet or engaged in other forms of copyright infringement? Yes/ No One of...
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