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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 Dec 12
Order in time for Christmas! Imagine the delight on the faces of your family when they open a tube of grammar posters, a packet of grammar guides or a set of grammar flashcards on Christmas morning.
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Ian Cushing Dec 12
My article 'Grammar Policy and Pedagogy from Primary to Secondary School' is now published in Literacy (). Available here: . Many thanks to all those teachers who were interviewed.
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Ian Cushing Dec 10
Hooray! My paper in Language and Literature () 'Stylistics goes to school' is now published and available here: .
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Lane Greene Dec 10
I'm just seeing on "whom". While I'm a whom-stickler in writing and editing, of *course* civilization doesn't depend on it. Every single noun in English once had a case ending. Shortening the holdout list from 6 pronouns to 5? Not panicking
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Daniel Everett Dec 10
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Rob Drummond Dec 8
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Englicious Dec 10
We teach linguistics at UCL. We also train teachers about grammar and meaningful ways of teaching grammar.
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Englicious Dec 8
Some thoughts here:
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God Dec 7
Admission to heaven is 90% determined by spelling and grammar.
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Oliver Kamm Dec 7
I’ll enjoy reading this! Thanks for sending it, and .
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Englicious Dec 7
Agreed. So why posters about not caring about subject knowledge and learning, rather than posters about critiques of high-stakes assessments?
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Englicious Dec 7
Why was 's book Lost Words such a delight for so many people? Not because the words were useful, but because they enriched us.
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Englicious Dec 7
But Adrian, if you are literally teaching the ropes, and you want them to know how to do a reef knot, then once they know the name, you can use that name in the future. This makes teaching knots easier. Knowing the names of knots also enriches a child's vocabulary.
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Englicious Dec 6
Still looking for a Christmas gift for that teacher friend of yours? This is it! We advocate a new way of teaching grammar that combines solid and reliable subject knowledge with contextualised grammar.
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Growth in Grammar Dec 6
It's also worth highlighting how poorly the grammar bit of the curriculum was implemented. Teachers had a set of complex terminology dropped on them with no centralised CPD support. Where it's taught well, it's a credit to the teachers & brilliant initiatives like
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Englicious Dec 6
Don't google, use
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Englicious Dec 6
Replying to @BaileyNagy @OliverKamm
Grammar is only joyless if it is taught badly, which is why we created the Englicious platform on the web with resources for teachers that help them to teach grammar in an engaging way. The site is currently undergoing a revamp. Watch this space.
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Oliver Kamm Dec 6
Replying to @JohnRentoul
You’re trying to wind me up, John. 😏 An adverbial (as a noun phrase) is an essential grammatical concept. It’s an element of clause structure, like subject, object, verb & complement (though it’s syntactically optional). It’s excellent that children are being taught this.
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Englicious Dec 6
That's because they weren't taught grammar in school. It's no surprise they didn't know it. The tests are problematic for sure, including the way that grammar is assessed - but there's nothing wrong with learning about how language works.
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Oliver Kamm Dec 6
This is crucial point. A whole generation (mine) went by without formal grammar instruction. New generation is being well taught, with insights drawn from modern scholarship. That's a good thing, not a cause for grousing.
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