Hi there. Welcome to EFL Func.
I am an EFL teacher living and working in Japan. In my spare time I’ve been trying to read through M.A.K. Halliday’s Introduction to Functional Grammar (3rd. Edition) (referred to hereafter as H&M).
This website is a record of my readings through H&M, other things related to Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), and how they might be applied to language teaching in various contexts. The basic idea behind SFL is that:
Functional grammar is more about the ‘actual meaning’ of texts and sees language as systems rather than rules.
Please note that I’m pretty much entirely self-taught in SFL so the contents here may or may not be accurate! I’m also putting up some worksheets, materials, and ideas that I’ve tried to use in class. I hope they may be of some help to other teachers who are interested in using SFL in class.