We have asked top ELT authors the following 3 questions:
- What’s your favourite ELT book?
- What or who has had the biggest impact on ELT in the last 25 years?
- What do you wish you’d known when you started out in ELT?
Here, Michael Swan answers these questions in a short interview:
Michael is a writer specializing in English Language teaching and reference materials. His publications include Practical English Usage (OUP), How English Works (OUP) and The Good Grammar Book (OUP). He is also co-author, with Catherine Walter, of the Cambridge English Course series. His most recent books are Grammar (in Oxford Introductions to Language Study) and Grammar Scan (OUP), a collection of diagnostic language tests written in collaboration with David Baker.
What do you think of Michael’s answers? Do you have a ‘desert island book’ for ELT teaching? What are your thoughts on exposure to a language in place of formal learning? How did you enter the world of ELT? Why not share your thoughts here.