What we Say

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view The popularity of mechanical grammar drills in language teaching, still prevalent in some parts of the world, is influenced by the view that grammatical structures are the basic building blocks...

By James Jenkin It’s a truism amongst teachers we shouldn’t ‘teach to the test’. It’s common to hear statements such as: Not only do students and teachers hate it, but the practice has been shown to actually...

By Dr Jeremy Koay A limited view Hyme’s (1972) notion of communicative competence consists of four competences: linguistic, sociolinguistic, discourse and strategic. Linguistic competence refers to the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Traditionally, English language teaching focused...