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It's Been Said Before

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It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Academic Paper

Title: Promoting teacher–learner autonomy through and beyond initial language teacher education
Author: Ema Ushioda
Institution: University of Warwick
Author: Richard C. Smith
Institution: University of Warwick
Author: Steve Mann
Institution: University of Warwick
Author: Peter Brown
Institution: University of Warwick
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: With the growing international market for pre-experience MA in ELT/TESOL programmes, a key curriculum design issue is how to help students develop as learners of teaching through and beyond their formal academic studies. We report here on our attempts at the University of Warwick to address this issue, and consider wider implications for research and practice in initial language teacher education. At the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, we run a suite of MA programmes for English language teaching professionals from around the world. Most of these courses are for students with prior teaching experience, but our MA in English Language Studies and Methods (ELSM) programme is designed for students with less than two years’ experience and, in fact, the majority enrol straight after completing their undergraduate studies in their home countries.


This article appears IN Language Teaching Vol. 44, Issue 1.

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