A chance to see Michael Swan in Brighton on 9th February 2012

Oxford University Press in conjunction with Sussex DoS Association invites you to join us for a very special grammar teacher development event with Michael Swan! Read on for more information and details of how to register (you can put Homelingua as your school name in the registration form).
Thursday, 9th February 2012
18:30 – 20:00 (registration & book display from 18:00)StudyGroup
1 Billinton Way
Brighton BN1 4LF
(Click here to see this address on a map)
Some Things That Matter in Grammar Teaching,
and Some That Don’t
In this talk Michael will explore the following topics:

  • Good and bad reasons for teaching grammar
  • Setting realistic goals
  • Prioritising
  • Fashions in grammar teaching
  • Explanations, examples and exercises: what makes them work?
  • Does grammar really have to be grey?

For more information about the talk, click here

Michael Swan is a writer specialising in English Language teaching and reference materials. His OUP publications include Practical English Usage and, with Catherine Walter, How English Works and The Good Grammar Book. He is also co-author, with Catherine Walter, of the Cambridge English Course series.His most recent books are Grammar (in the ‘Oxford Introductions to Language Study’ series) and Grammar Scan (OUP 2008), a collection of diagnostic language tests written in collaboration with David Baker. Michael’s interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice.He has had extensive experience with adult learners, and has worked with teachers in many countries.
This event is free but registration is required as places are limited.Click here to reserve your space today!
Refreshments, Oxford University Press book display PLUS a special offer on Oxford English Grammar Course!
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