We need to talk about Teacher Talk

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Grasping The Nettle

IATEFL Glasgow 2017 It was a good conference for listening and phonology, this.¬†Standout sessions from John Field, Sheila Thorn, Richard Cauldwell, Mark Hancock. Sandy Millin’s given a great roundup over here, as ever. I was pleased to have a good audience for the final session on Friday – including some of the very people who inspired me to get more into listening and receptive phonology in the first place. As usual, the original ideas in the talk were rarely my own. Even the title – it’s lifted from an article¬†by Richard Cauldwell. After a run through the background literature, and … Continue reading Grasping The Nettle