What’s grammar really for? Rethinking our priorities

Hugh Dellar


Grammar has long been at the heart most EFL courses. For many, it’s what makes teaching English as a foreign language an academic subject. As such, we rarely stop to consider what grammar is for. In this talk, I’ll suggest some surprising answers to this question and consider how we may want to reassess our priorities as a result.


Hugh Dellar is the co-founder of the online school and training company www.lexicallab.com. He has co-authored two five-level General English series, Outcomes and Innovations, published by National Geographic Learning, and his first methodology book, Teaching Lexically, came out in 2016. Most recently, he worked on Grammar Nonsense . . . and what to do about it, published by Wayzgoose Press.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 18:00 - 19:00
Place: prof.Ziembińskiego Aula