What about phonics?

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How useful is it to incorporate phonics, so central these days to the teaching of English as a first language, into the teaching of English to speakers of other languages? For children with English as a first language, the main function of phonics is to help them learn how to read: in other words, to […]

What is it about songs?

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Few will question the value that songs can bring to language teaching, yet it’s intriguing to consider why they are so effective. To have an entire class singing a set text in unison can by no means be described as communicative. So why – beyond the fact that most students enjoy music – does it […]