What we Say

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Discussions in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) tend to focus on variables that pertain to the individual rather than the social context (Peirce, 1995). This is seen in ways that learners...

By James Jenkin The biggest headache for teachers is when students don’t understand instructions. Running around a class of fifty, clarifying what to do, is not fun. The first step is to take instructing seriously. Clear instructions...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Children who have issues with reading are sometimes described as poor, reluctant, or struggling readers (Jalongo & Hirsh, 2010). These descriptions tend to focus on children rather than their reading...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view In the most general sense, a syllabus is a document that provides an outline of the teaching content of a course. Therefore, a teacher’s understanding of and familiarity with the...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view The central tenet of speech act theory is the idea that humans use language to perform a communicative action, such as to greet or invite someone, or to offer something...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view A misunderstanding of research in general is that it is reserved for researchers; that is, teachers do the teaching and researchers do the research. This perception, however, is not accurate...