Incorporating Collocation Teaching in a Reading-Writing Program

by Yang Ying  National University of Singapore (Singapore) and  Jiang Jingyi South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China)   Abstract This paper discusses vocabulary teaching in tertiary institutions in China and points out the importance of learning collocation in an English as a foreign language context. The authors propose that the teaching of collocation should […]

Teacher Voices: A Virtual Forum for ELT Professionals

by Fenty Lidya Siregar Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)     Teacher professional development (TPD) is fundamental since effective teaching comes from a teacher who actively constructs his or her knowledge and skills through different means and is reflectively engaged in exploring his or her own teaching development  (Richards, 2002). In the past, […]

Theory to practice: An easy-to-follow book on researching vocabulary

by Feng Teng Nanning University (Nanning, China)  Lessard-Clouston, M. (2013). Teaching Vocabulary. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association. ISBN 978-1-93118-597-4, 46 Pages.   The psycholinguistic and corpus-based research concerning the core issue of vocabulary has received significant attention over the past two decades. Although the research on vocabulary cannot be equated with the breadth of research […]

An Interview with Alan Maley: Exploring Creativity in the Language Classroom

by Flora Debora Floris Petra Christian University (Surabaya, Indonesia)   Introduction Prof. Alan Maley has been involved in English Language Teaching (ELT) for over 50 years. He worked for the British Council in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, China and India. For 5 years he was Director of the Bell Educational Trust in Cambridge. He worked […]