Monthly Archives: June 2012

Current research summary

My current research considers insights into the use of technology by international students currently studying on pre-sessional English courses at an embedded pathways college. The research explores whether students have experience of learning environments on-line before designing activities to facilitate … Continue reading

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Creativity in design

Language is inherently creative. This natural creative element should be exploited in the language classroom, as it inspires and stimulates learning.  Teachers who are creative tend to be more energetic; a liveliness which is often absorbed by learners, so when they … Continue reading

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‘Academic English’ by any other name…

Over the past few years I’ve been wondering what makes ‘Academic English’ academic? If you study the Academic Word List (AWL) you will probably find that many of the words listed can and are also used in ‘General English’ or … Continue reading

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