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Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages

1st Edition

Edited by Eli Hinkel


274 pages

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This practical and research-based introduction to current and effective English grammar instruction gives pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators a strong foundation for teaching second language grammar and helps them develop their professional knowledge and skills. Written in a highly readable style for an international audience, it provides a thorough and rounded overview of the principles, strategies, techniques, and applications currently dominant in teaching L2 grammar in a range of instructional settings around the world. Chapter authors are world-class authorities in grammar and grammar teaching and learning. All chapters are based on theoretical frameworks and/or research foundations with a strong emphasis on practical applications and implications for classroom teaching, and highlight teaching methods, key concepts, and terminology associated with grammar instruction.

Illuminating the options and choices in grammar teaching from a contemporary perspective, Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages is ideal as key text for students in undergraduate and graduate MA-TESOL programs and as a resource for practicing ESL/EFL teachers, teacher educators, and teaching faculty.

Table of Contents


PART IPrinciples and Foundations of Grammar Teaching

1 The Importance of the Discourse Level in Understanding and Teaching English Grammar

Marianne Celce-Murcia

2 Teaching Grammar: English as an International Language

Sandra Lee McKay

3 Using Corpus Linguistics to Improve the Teaching of Grammar

Susan Conrad

4 Grammar in Student Books vs. Grammar That Students Need: Which Grammar to Include, Which Grammar to Omit

Keith S. Folse

5 Functional Approaches to Teaching Grammar in the Second Language Classroom

Anne Burns

PART IIStrategies and Techniques

6 Grammar Practice

Penny Ur

7 Grammar Teaching as Consciousness Raising

Rod Ellis

8 12 Principles of Grammar Instruction

Jack C. Richards and Randi Reppen

9 Practical Grammar Teaching: Grammar Constructions and Their Relatives

Eli Hinkel

PART IIIGrammar for Productive Skills: Speaking and Writing

10 Teaching Grammar at the Advanced Level

Michael J. McCarthy

11 Promoting Grammar and Language Development in the Writing Class: Why, What, How, and When

Dana R. Ferris

12 Writing with Attitude: Conveying a Stance in Academic Texts

Ken Hyland

List of Contributors


About the Editor

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

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation