Here’s a short article I wrote for the Cambridge Grammar Newsletter arguing for teaching singular they in ESL classes. I look at two contexts: indefinite reference and respecting nonbinary people’s identified pronouns. The downloadable activity has some ideas for explicitly teaching these important uses in class. Hope you find it useful
Grammar newsletter: Lack vs Lack of
Are your students lack of syntactic accuracy? Take a look at my column in this month’s Cambridge Grammar Newsletter on how to use lack, lack of, and similar noun/verb pairings.
Cambridge Grammar Newsletter
Quick post to end the year and let you know that I’m writing for the revived Cambridge Grammar and Beyond newsletter. My December post was about the tricky verbs make and let. Let me know if you have any questions you’d like me to answer in future columns!
Planning engaging collaborative writing tasks
My colleague Monica Farling and I published a short piece in the April 2018 TESOL Connections based on our 2017 conference workshop on collaborative writing. Check it out and let me know what you think!
EAP is like riding a bike
My article from earlier this year in Modern English Teacher on integrated skills in EAP, which starts with a rather strained metaphor about learning to ride a bike, is now available online. Don’t be surprised to find a little bit of genre pedagogy sprinkled in, too, of course.
My OUP Global Blog post on academic writing
What Learners Can Do with Texts
Find out more at JALT 2015 this weekend in Shizuoka!