Case Studies

Using Functional Grammar in English and Italian

Recipe for success: Using Functional Grammar in English and Italian In this article, we get a comprehensive insight into the work undertaken by Lina Russo as part of a Spencer Foundation Action Research Project carried out in 1999. As a teacher of both English and Italian to the same group of students, she set about […]

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.

Explicit teaching of the narrative genre: a case study

The systemic functional model (e.g. Halliday and Hasan 1985, Halliday and Matthiessen 2004), on which all Lexis Education’s courses are based, has had an enormous impact on educational contexts in Australia and around the world. Genre-based pedagogy, where the teaching of grammar is part of an explicit pedagogy around language, is now a widely accepted […]

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.