Tag: collocations

The double-edged sword of Test & Punish

Making tests that push our students enough but not too far can feel like one of the biggest challenges for teachers.  Tests that are too easy may lead to a false assessment of proficiency. Those that are too hard can be discouraging to students, and challenging for teachers to grade. What we want […]

Grammar Journals: The continuum at work

   Last year, our department did some soul-searching about our grammar classes. We had become increasingly concerned that students were learning grammar in a way that trapped it in tidy little boxes. They could do discrete item exercises and tests, but in writing in particular grammar control was […]