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If I applied to myself for a job as a research assistant, I'd have to turn myself down. By the end of the s, after 20 very enjoyable years teaching, I decided I'd been in classrooms for long enough: spending your working day telling people things you know and they don't is ultimately bad for the character.

Me, dogmatic? By that time I'd already published several textbooks for Cambridge University Press, as well as a reference book for Oxford University Press Practical English Usage , based on my long experience of learners' difficulties with English.

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The following years saw me back in Britain working on the Cambridge English Course series, written together with my partner Catherine Walter. Warning to anyone contemplating writing a full-scale language course: it's likely to take all your time, including evenings and weekends, for three times as many years as you expected. And then various other books got written, along with revisions of earlier material. The last three years have gone into a very big project, the Oxford English Grammar Course Swan and Walter , which will be published a little later this year.

Although I've spent my working life as a practitioner of one kind or another, I've always been interested in more theoretical questions — particularly those relating to first and second-language acquisition, the role of the mother tongue in the learning of a new language, models of grammar, and the nature of language in general.

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I've written a number of articles addressed to teachers and applied linguists, some of them critical of the conventional wisdom: big ideas in our field come and go, and I'm often sceptical about the value of currently fashionable theoretical views.

Some of these articles can be found on my website: www.

However, I have considerable respect for the increasing contribution of academic research to our work how could one not?

Indeed, for several years I was myself a Visiting Professor of Applied Linguistics at a British university, rather to my surprise.

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As a freelance writer, I spend most of my time working at home. However, I find myself asked from time to time to speak at teachers' conferences in various countries. This gives me a chance to come out of my mole-hole, emerge blinking into the light, and travel to beautiful places, where I meet interesting people, sample the local food and wine, and get to talk to friendly audiences of co-professionals. It's tough, but somebody's got to do it.

Over the years, I've developed a number of fairly clear ideas about what kind of thing works and what doesn't in English language teaching and a number of less clear ideas beginning 'It depends'. In future blogs I'll let some of these ideas fly around for you to shoot at. Paris in the s was a very good place to be an English language teacher.

The Communicative Approach was just beginning to make waves, and the place was buzzing with new ideas, many of them sensible. Most importantly for me, the British Council's brilliant and dynamic English Language Officer, Alan Maley, organised regular seminars, open to all for a small fee, where one could spend a day or a weekend learning from the brightest stars in the ELT firmament.

This helped me to fill some of the gaps in my knowledge and thinking — having drifted into the business before ELT training courses existed, I had no formal training at all.

I'm still totally unqualified.

If I applied to myself for a job as a research assistant, I'd have to turn myself down. By the end of the s, after 20 very enjoyable years teaching, I decided I'd been in classrooms for long enough: spending your working day telling people things you know and they don't is ultimately bad for the character.

Me, dogmatic?

By that time I'd already published several textbooks for Cambridge University Press, as well as a reference book for Oxford University Press Practical English Usage , based on my long experience of learners' difficulties with English.

The following years saw me back in Britain working on the Cambridge English Course series, written together with my partner Catherine Walter. Warning to anyone contemplating writing a full-scale language course: it's likely to take all your time, including evenings and weekends, for three times as many years as you expected.

And then various other books got written, along with revisions of earlier material.

The last three years have gone into a very big project, the Oxford English Grammar Course Swan and Walter , which will be published a little later this year. Although I've spent my working life as a practitioner of one kind or another, I've always been interested in more theoretical questions — particularly those relating to first and second-language acquisition, the role of the mother tongue in the learning of a new language, models of grammar, and the nature of language in general.

I've written a number of articles addressed to teachers and applied linguists, some of them critical of the conventional wisdom: big ideas in our field come and go, and I'm often sceptical about the value of currently fashionable theoretical views.

Some of these articles can be found on my website: www. However, I have considerable respect for the increasing contribution of academic research to our work how could one not?

Indeed, for several years I was myself a Visiting Professor of Applied Linguistics at a British university, rather to my surprise. As a freelance writer, I spend most of my time working at home.download with confidence, excellent customer service!.

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