Grammar for English Language Teachers

Author: Martin Parrott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521712040

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 479

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An invaluable resource helping teachers at all levels of experience to develop their understanding of English grammar. Grammar for English Language Teachers is designed to help practising and trainee teachers to develop their knowledge of English grammar systems. It encourages teachers to appreciate factors that affect grammatical choices, and evaluates the 'rules of thumb' presented to learners in course materials. Consolidation exercises provide an opportunity for teachers to test these rules against real language use and to evaluate classroom and reference materials.
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Grammar for English Language Teachers

With Exercises and a Key

Author: Martin Parrott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521472166

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 514

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Grammar for English Language Teachers helps teachers to develop their overall knowledge and understanding of English grammar, and provides a quick source of reference in planning lessons and clarifying learners' problems. Each chapter includes a Typical difficulties section, which explores learners' problems and mistakes. The book encourages teachers to appreciate the range of factors which affect grammatical choices, but also introduces the 'rules of thumb' presented to learners in course materials. The Consolidation exercises provide an opportunity for teachers to test the rules against real language use and to evaluate classroom and reference materials. The book is organised thematically, but also provides a 'short cut ' index at the beginning for ease of reference. There is also a Cambridge ELT website with further chapter-by-chapter extension exercises to accompany the book.
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Functional English Grammar

An Introduction for Second Language Teachers

Author: Graham Lock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459228

Category: Education

Page: 296

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This text explores ways in which English grammar enables speakers and writers to represent the world, to interact with one another, and to create coherent messages. This book provides second language teachers with a functional description of English grammar, in which grammar is viewed as a communicative resource. Each chapter includes a focus on areas of difficulty for second language learners, numerous authentic examples, tasks that allow the reader to apply the concepts introduced, and discussion questions. A final chapter covers issues in the learning and teaching of grammar, and reviews methodological options for the second or foreign language classroom. Assuming no previous study of linguistics or English grammar, this book is suitable for self-study or as a textbook in teacher education programs.
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Grammar for Teachers

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxpecker

ISBN: 0955345103

Category: English language

Page: 168

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An outline of grammar for teachers and teachers in training, covering all the terminology required for the National Literacy Strategy and National Curriculum up to Key Stage 3.
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Grammar for Teachers

A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers

Author: Andrea DeCapua

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319339168

Category: Education

Page: 439

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Updated and revised with more examples and expanded discussions, this second edition continues the aim of providing teachers with a solid understanding of the use and function of grammatical structures in American English. The book avoids jargon and presents essential grammatical structures clearly and concisely. Dr. DeCapua approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive standpoint, discussing differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English. The text draws examples from a wide variety of authentic materials to illustrate grammatical concepts. The many activities throughout the book engage users in exploring the different elements of grammar and in considering how these elements work together to form meaning. Users are encouraged to tap into their own, often subconscious, knowledge of grammar to consciously apply their knowledge to their own varied teaching settings. The text also emphasizes the importance of understanding grammar from the perspective of English language learners, an approach that allows teachers to better appreciate the difficulties these learners face. Specific areas of difficulties for learners of English are highlighted throughout.
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Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442458

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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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.
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Explaining English Grammar

A Guide to Explaining Grammar for Teachers of English as a Second Or Foreign Language.

Author: George Yule

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371728

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

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The aim of this book is to provide teachers with a fresh approach to thinking about English grammar, Each chapter focuses on a problematic area, for example "Articles", "Conditionals", and "Direct and indirect speech". First the basic grammatical form is described, and then the meaning distinctions conveyed by particular forms. The final section of each chapter shows how meaning can be shaped by context and communicative purpose. The book includes exercises, teaching ideas, and a glossary.
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Teaching and Learning English Grammar

Research Findings and Future Directions

Author: MaryAnn Christison,Donna Christian,Patricia A. Duff,Nina Spada

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317514726

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 236

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An important contribution to the emerging body of research-based knowledge about English grammar, this volume presents empirical studies along with syntheses and overviews of previous and ongoing work on the teaching and learning of grammar for learners of English as a second/foreign language. It explores a variety of approaches, including form-focused instruction, content and language integration, corpus-based lexicogrammatical approaches, and social perspectives on grammar instruction. Nine chapter authors are Priority Research Grant or Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), and four overview chapters are written by well-known experts in English language education. Each research chapter addresses issues that motivated the research, the context of the research, data collection and analysis, findings and discussion, and implications for practice, policy, and future research. The TIRF-sponsored research was made possible by a generous gift from Betty Azar. This book honors her contributions to the field and recognizes her generosity in collaborating with TIRF to support research on English grammar. Teaching and Learning English Grammar is the second volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English Series, co-published by Routledge and TIRF.
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