Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Point of View

Linguistics and grammar – time for a divorce?

Ninety years ago, a Danish academic wrote: “It is important to keep the two concepts time and tense strictly apart”. Unfortunately the writer was Otto Jespersen. I say unfortunately...

Can we disentangle TEFL from its colonial past?

Yes, says Alice Rodgers, but first we must be aware of it I was only about 20 when I...

Digging into the question of identity

Exploring professional identities helps us reconsider the native versus non-native divide, as Melanie Butler discovers from Dr Jane...

Guruism can be detrimental to your professional health

After the initial feeling of awe over an inspiring idea, Paula Rebolledo says we need to think how...

A focus on monolingualism short-changes the needs of students

International schools education driven by profit overlooks the importance of mother tongue-based multilingual education, argues Dr. Robert Phillipson Some...

Linguistics and grammar – time for a divorce?

Ninety years ago, a Danish academic wrote: “It is important to keep the two concepts time and tense strictly apart”. Unfortunately the writer was...

Can we disentangle TEFL from its colonial past?

Yes, says Alice Rodgers, but first we must be aware of it I was only about 20 when I moved to Colombia for a year...

Digging into the question of identity

Exploring professional identities helps us reconsider the native versus non-native divide, as Melanie Butler discovers from Dr Jane Evison You teach on master’s courses and...

Guruism can be detrimental to your professional health

After the initial feeling of awe over an inspiring idea, Paula Rebolledo says we need to think how it can be adapted rather than...

A focus on monolingualism short-changes the needs of students

International schools education driven by profit overlooks the importance of mother tongue-based multilingual education, argues Dr. Robert Phillipson Some of the information in this Point...

Native English speakers need to brush up on their language skills too

The international classroom has been an uneven playing field for too long. It’s time for change, argue Zanne Gaynor and Kathryn Alevizos According to a...
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