Myths About Myths About English Language Learners

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On the fittingly titled Brilliant or Insane blog, there is a flame war raging. Mark Barnes posted an article called 5 Myths About English Language Learners by the self-styled ‘fluency MC’ and ‘knowledge entertainer’ Jason Levine. The article is all fair game and the points that Jason makes are similar to those being made in initial teacher training courses around the world, but they are somewhat one sided. Once again, it’s in the comments section where the magic happens so be sure to scroll down past the YouTube video of the fluency MC explicitly teaching grammatical forms.