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1st Edition

Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages

Edited By

Eli Hinkel

ISBN 9781138906938
Published March 1, 2016 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

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

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