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Free English grammar and language resources from UCL. For CPD/INSET: and Tweets by Prof. Bas Aarts & Ian Cushing.
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Englicious Apr 17
You've put your finger on a very difficult issue. Not easy to solve at all.
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Englicious Apr 17
You need to keep the two issues apart: the value of teaching grammar to young children, and testing.
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Englicious Apr 17
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Englicious Apr 17
But how do you decide what is "too abstract" and what is not? For maths they need to know e.g. addition, subtraction, fractions, mass, weight, 2D and 3D shapes, place value, negative numbers, etc. All of these are highly abstract, yet no one complains about that.
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Englicious Apr 17
But is anecdotal evidence good enough? We need solid evidence. Research by Huw Bell at Manchester Metropolitan University has shown that pupils enjoy learning about grammar.
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Englicious Apr 17
Fourthly, studying grammar makes learning foreign languages easier. And finally, learning about grammar can improve students’ critical reading and writing skills.
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Englicious Apr 17
Secondly, learning about grammar can help students enjoy using language in both spoken & written form. Thirdly, because the study of grammar involves studying structure, students will acquire important key analytical skills which will be very valuable wherever their futures lie.
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Englicious Apr 17
Learning about language offers many advantages: First of all, grammar is part of the language that we all use to communicate with each other, and to have some knowledge of how communication works should be part of our general knowledge.
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Englicious Apr 16
Of course you can use ‘nothing’ as a verb.
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Englicious Apr 16
Yogurt or yoghurt? Wherefore the 'h'? via
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Charlotte Clowes Apr 12
Replying to @EngliciousUCL
My personal favourite - so many great ideas you can take straight back to the classroom with real impact to children’s outcomes 🙂
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Englicious Apr 12
If you enjoyed this article, then you might enjoy our Teaching English Grammar in Context CPD course at UCL. Places available for the 10th May:
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Anna Charalambidou Apr 8
Please complete our very brief survey on accent diversity in HE and share with colleagues teaching English Language, Media or Film. 👇👇👇
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Sam Hellmuth Apr 8
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Englicious Apr 9
CODESWITCHING, STYLESHIFTING – AND STEPPING OFF via
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BAAL: British Association for Applied Linguistics Apr 9
BAAL Multilingual SIG inaugural event, 8 July 2019, University of Westminster
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Laura Filardo-Llamas Apr 8
Really good view on teaching grammar. I couldn't agree more
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Dave Sheppard Apr 8
Being sensible about grammar and knowledge about grammar.
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PlymColEnglish Apr 8
Collective nouns are my absolute favourite word class, and this 👇 is brilliant
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Guardian Books Apr 8
Beowulf the work of one author, research suggests
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