Michael Swan

From Teflpedia

Michael Swan (/ˈmaɪkəl ˈswɒn/) is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials in general,[1] but is also most especially noted for the modern EFL/ESL teachers' bible, Practical English Usage.


In the mid-80s, Swan was involved in a disagreement with Henry Widdowson, the leading guru of the communicative approach,[2] and it seems his detractors have never forgiven him for his boldness in pointing out the possible limitations of said approach.[3]


A more complete, and updated, list of his articles and books can be found at his website.[4]