Should we be planning to teach grammar?
How can we define what we do when we “teach” English to corporate clients? There are many different terms used in the business world: teacher, trainer, facilitator, coach, strategist, consultant. What do they mean? Don’t we do something similar?
The last few years have seen the publication of thought-provoking research on reading skills, e.g. Khalifa and Weir (2008-9) and Grabe (2009). These studies indicate that the effectiveness of the ‘subskills’ approach is in doubt, e.g. teaching learners how to skim and read for gist.