Case Studies

The power of knowledge about language: a case study using Shelley’s Frankenstein

In this case study, Kate Gibbs, Teacher and Literacy coach at St Joseph’s College Geelong, explains how she used functional grammar to improve her students’ writing, using Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a set text. This is an excellent article for anyone interested in understanding how powerful knowing about language can be. The strategies she implemented […]

Outcomes of a functional grammar-based pedagogy in an intensive English language school

Research evaluating the whole-school implementation of an explicit language-based pedagogy in an intensive English language school.

TESMC at School of the Nations

An interview with Vivek Nair, Director at School of the Nations in Taipa, Macau, regarding his training as a tutor and the recent implementation of TESMC in the school .

LfL at Hume Central Secondary College

A series of literacy-based video case studies and resources following the successful implementation of Literacy for Learning at Hume Central Secondary College in Victoria.

TESMC at IPS Hilversum

A short case study on the implementation of TESMC at IPS Hilversum in the Netherlands, an international primary school that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP curriculum.

LfL at Britannica International School

An interview with Adam Monnington, a Year 4 class teacher at Britannica International School in Shanghai and Literacy for Learning tutor who has been delivering the course to his colleagues.

Evaluation of the whole-school implementation of a language-based pedagogy at SSC

Research evaluating the whole-school implementation of an explicit language-based pedagogy in one of the most economically disadvantaged schools in Victoria, Australia.

TESMC at the British School Jakarta

A short case study on the implementation of Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms at the British School Jakarta, featuring TESMC tutor Shukri Barud, Teacher of IN/EAL.

TYCEMC at the Academy Amman

An interview with Lois L. Warner Ph.D., Assistant Director for Curriculum at the International Academy Amman in Jordan, regarding the successful implementation of TESMC and TYCEMC.