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Teaching Lexically shortlisted for ELTon Award

Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley’s Teaching Lexically (published by DELTA and distributed in the US and Canada by English Central) has been shortlisted for the 2018 ELTons in the “Innovation in Teacher Resources” category.

Teaching Lexically shows what a lexical view of language looks like, and explores how it differs from a more traditional “grammar + words” view. It then considers what implications such a view might have for classroom practice. At the heart of Teaching Lexically are three main ideas: grammar and context are both taught better in combination, context is absolutely central, and classrooms need to be input-rich (and input must be useful at that).