Dirty words in the language classroom (via Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching – Global Blog)

Dirty words in the language classroom Tony Grice, freelance writer and OUP author, considers whether it is appropriate (or necessary) for teachers to teach 'taboo' words in the language classroom. Swear words, vulgarities and curses – I’ll group them together and call them ‘dirty words’ – exist in all languages. They can colour things in ways which their genteel synonyms cannot, and deliver a punch which only a fist can match. Howev … Read More

via Oxford University Press – English Language Teaching – Global Blog