Remembering Doug Forrester, Co-Author of Tokyo Nights

On September 6, 2016, my great friend Doug Forrester died of brain cancer after a year-long battle with that awful and painful disease. Doug was my first and closest friend in Japan. We both arrived there the same week in January 1997 and happened to be living in the same apartment building, having both taken […]

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TESOL 2017 Session: Should Grammar Be Taught Separately or Integrated into Skills Classes?

Charl Norloff’s TESOL 2017 session asked teachers to consider the pros and cons of explicit vs. implicit grammar instruction. Our editor summarizes the valuable advice and considers how to apply it to grammar lessons.

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Assessment Tools for Learning

“When teachers do formative assessment effectively, students learn at roughly double the rate that they do without it.” —Dylan Wiliam

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“Post-Truth” & Hyphenation with Prefixes

Our editor takes a look at Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year and examines the pros and cons of using hyphens with prefixes.

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When Should You Teach Vocabulary?

Our editor looks at the pros and cons of teaching vocabulary before, during, or after the reading section of a lesson.

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