Those of us who are involved with teaching mixed-ability classes are probably well aware of some of the problems and difficulties that can arise when trying to organise differentiated work in such a setting.
Britain is known around the world for its politeness and rules of social etiquette. Some of these rules are historical or class-based and can be seen in period dramas, films and television programmes which attract huge audiences and have influenced the perceptions of viewers worldwide.
The last 18 months have been challenging for even the strongest of people and it hasn’t just been the threat of the virus causing people’s stress levels to soar. First, there were the ever-changing rules, which also brought a whole set of new vocabulary for us to get our heads around with words like furlough, social-distancing and track-and-trace.
‘I hate learning grammar,’ and ‘Oh no, not a grammar lesson!’ I wonder how many times as a teacher you have heard students say something like this. Why is it that learners have such issues with grammar?