Jason Anderson and the TATE

There’s a Mercury Prize-winning band name if ever I heard one. This post is actually a long one about Anderson, CAP/TATE, British Council and Project-based […]

Why ELT coursebooks are great!

Late last year I read the Jordan and Gray/Hughes exchange on ELT coursebooks, which appeared in ELT Journal. It’s an interesting discussion if you haven’t […]

3 Affective Variables in Second Language Acquisition

Affective factors definitely play a role in second language acquisition, research has confirmed that a variety of affective variables relate to success in second language acquisition. […]

My Dissertation Abstract on MMORPGs to Improve ESL Skills

A Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game with Language Learning Strategic Activities to Improve English Grammar, Listening, Reading, and Vocabulary This mixed-methods-collective-case-study focused on the use […]

How People Learn a Second Language

(Excerpted from my dissertation.) Learning a second language is an arduous task.  Most scholars would agree that it requires a lot of practice (Krashen, 1982; […]

Test your knowledge: Second Language Acquisition

Here’s the last of my online quizzes for now, although plenty more will follow as they’re fun to make! This time, Second Language Acquisition (SLA). […]

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