1st Edition

Practical Grammar Teaching for the Second Language Classroom

Edited By Eli Hinkel Copyright 2025
    320 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Practical Grammar Teaching for the Second Language Classroom provides a well-rounded foundation for teaching second language (L2) grammar for pre-service, novice and practicing teachers, as well as for teacher educators who seek to develop their professional knowledge and skills. Written in a highly readable style for an international audience, it presents classroom strategies, techniques, activities, and applications of current and effective innovations to English grammar instruction.

    The contributors to this volume are well-established and highly regarded experts in L2 pedagogy, and each contributor offers a thorough overview of the principled and research-based instruction currently prevalent in teaching L2 grammar worldwide. The book provides practical guidelines and strategies for focused language instruction, teaching grammar in writing classes, and applications of technology to grammar teaching and learning.

    This key text is essential for students in undergraduate and graduate MA-TESOL programs, pre-service and practicing ESL/EFL teachers, teacher educators, and teaching faculty.

    Preface by Eli Hinkel


    Part I    Grammar for Language Teaching


    Chapter 1.  Juggling and Keeping Your Balance:  Models of Grammar Teaching

                                 Penny Ur

    Chapter 2.  Grammar in Use

                                 Brian Tomlinson

    Chapter 3.  How is Grammar Learned?

                                 Paul Nation

    Chapter 4.  Developing Multilingual Students’ Grammar Knowledge and Use

                                 Through Content-Based Instruction

                                 Jan Frodesen


    Part II                 Grammar for Writing


    Chapter 5.  Teaching Grammar in the L2 Writing Class: Why, How, and When?

                                 Dana Ferris

    Chapter 6.  How to Select Grammar for Teaching (or Not):  Based on Research

                                 Eli Hinkel

    Chapter 7.  Functional Grammar: A Commonsense Approach for Effective


                                 María Estela Brisk

    Chapter 8.  Engaging with Noun Phrases in EAP:  The Missing Grammatical Link

                                 Averil Coxhead and Oliver James Ballance


    Part III Grammar and Technology


    Chapter 9.  Using Technology to Teach Difficult Grammar

                                 Maggie Sokolik

    Chapter 10.  Using technology to improve language learner’s accuracy

                                 Greg Kessler

    Chapter 11.  Using Corpora for Teaching Grammar

                                 Dilin Liu, Yaochen Deng, and Shuqiong Wu



    Eli Hinkel is Professor of Linguistics and MA-TESL Programs at Seattle Pacific University, USA.