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New Perspectives Grammar Teaching (ESL and Applied Linguistics Professional)
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New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms brings together various approaches to the contextualized teaching of grammar and communicative skills as integrated components of second language instruction. Its purpose is to show from both theoretical and practical perspectives that grammar teaching can be made productive and useful in ESL and EFL classrooms. In this text:
*First-rate scholars approach the teaching of grammar from multiple complementary perspectives, providing an original, comprehensive treatment of the topic.
*Discourse analysis and research data are used to address such pedagogical areas as grammatical and lexical development in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
*The communicative perspective on ESL and EFL instruction that is presented provides ways for learners to enhance their production skills, whereas the meaning-based grammar instruction can supplement and strengthen current methodology with a communicative focus.
This volume is intended as a foundational text for second language grammar pedagogy courses at the advanced undergraduate and master's levels.
Book News Annotation:
Nine international specialists contribute 12 chapters on theoretical and practical aspects of grammar teaching in ESL/EFL classrooms. Topics include ways to include grammar in the curricula and reasons for this inclusion; producing awareness of structures; the advantages of a communicative, task-based approach; ten criteria to inform spoken grammar projects; discourse-based instruction; structure-based communicative tasks within a meaning-focused context; an analysis of instructional options in current grammar textbooks; and the use of discovery tasks and authentic language. Intended as a foundational text for second language grammar pedagogy courses at the advanced undergraduate and master's levels.
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Brings together various approaches to the contextualized teaching of grammar & communicative skills as integrated components of second-language instruction. Purpose of the text is to show that grammar teaching can be productive & useful in ESL classroom
Table of Contents
Introduction--From theory to practice : a teacher's view — The place of grammar instruction in the second/foreign language curriculum / Rod Ellis — Accuracy and fluency revisited / Jack C. Richards — Ten criteria for a spoken grammar / Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter — Grammar and communication : new directions in theory and practice / Martha Pennington — The grammar of choice / Diane Larsen-Freeman — Why it makes sense to teach grammar in context and through discourse / Marianne Celce-Murcia — Structure-based interactive tasks for the EFL grammar learner / Sandra Fotos — Methodological options in grammar teaching materials / Rod Ellis — Teaching grammar in writing classes : tenses and cohesion / Eli Hinkel — Relative clause reduction in technical research articles / Peter Master — Why English passive is difficult to teach (and learn) / Eli Hinkel.
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