Geoff Jordan vs. Duolingo

Geoff Jordan vs. Duolingo

More than a million people a day connect to Duolingo, an app which causes much derision in ELT circles with attacks on its pedagogical validity. But what happens if you judge it through the prism of research into Second Language Acquisition? Geoff Jordan finds out.

Review: Murphy’s Grammar in Use App

Review: Murphy’s Grammar in Use App

Raymond Murphy’s English Grammar in Use was first published by Cambridge University Press in 1985 and has been the go-to grammar book for hundreds of thousands of learners and teachers around the world since then. With the print version now in its fourth edition, CUP...
Review: Olive Green

Review: Olive Green

It’s Manhattan, or somewhere similar, and the James Bond style music plays loudly as we cut from a cityscape to a young woman, dressed in black, walking up an outdoor staircase and into a rooftop apartment. We see that her hands are bloody as she opens the metal...