Evaluating Grammar Activities: The E-Factor and the A-Factor

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14 minutes, 34 seconds

In his book, How to Teach Grammar, Scott Thornbury presents two criteria for evaluating grammar exercises and lessons: the E-factor and the A-factor. The E-factor refers to efficiency and the A-factor refers to appropriacy. In this interactive course we will work with these two factors to evaluate sample grammar activities for use in our language classrooms. For activities that don’t satisfy the E-factor and the A-factor we will discuss how to make adaptations. At the end of this course you will be able to use the E-factor and the A-factor to make good decisions when selecting grammar activities for your students.

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1. The E-Factor
2. Applying the E-Factor
3. The A-Factor
4. Applying the A-Factor