Evidence Based EFL
Dedicated to looking at language and language teaching from an evidence-based viewpoint.
Logical fallacies, biases and heuristics
Linguistics myths series
Good things to read and listen to
Videos of talks etc.
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...
Monday, 8 September 2014
Woo watch: the minimal pair
I've always wanted there to be a good TEFL podcast on itunes, then two appeared at once. TEFLology and The Minimal Pair. Initially I wa...
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Oh Beware the ladder of inference!
He didn't reply to my email. It's been over a week! Maybe the tone was rude or perhaps I ...
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
I once took part in a 'lesson study' class when I used to work in Japan. They're all the rage these days and the latest in a lon...
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