1st Edition

Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages

Edited By Eli Hinkel Copyright 2016
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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



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