• Title: How to Teach Grammar
  • Author: Scott Thornbury
  • ISBN: 9780582339323
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Teach Grammar A guide for teachers on how to develop or enhance their grammar teaching skills The early part of the book considers such issues as the nature of grammar and the reasons for teaching it Subsequent cha
    A guide for teachers on how to develop or enhance their grammar teaching skills The early part of the book considers such issues as the nature of grammar and the reasons for teaching it Subsequent chapters explore both inductive and deductive approaches to grammar The book also explores ways of practising a variety of grammar topics, methods of dealing with grammaticalA guide for teachers on how to develop or enhance their grammar teaching skills The early part of the book considers such issues as the nature of grammar and the reasons for teaching it Subsequent chapters explore both inductive and deductive approaches to grammar The book also explores ways of practising a variety of grammar topics, methods of dealing with grammatical errors in students work, and ways of integrating grammar instruction into different general methodologies, such as communicative language learning and task based learning.

    One Reply to “How to Teach Grammar”

    1. This book is short but covers a lot of material. A practical guide to pedagogy, it doesn't teach grammar itself, assuming instead that the reader already knows it. Instead, it discusses the theories of grammar instruction, then offers practical ideas, examples, and discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of different techniques. The book also has review activities so the reader can practice and reflect on their own learning. I won't know how useful the ideas are until I am taking my teache [...]

    2. This one is a really useful handbook of all that is important for teaching English grammar properly in foreign language classes. I especially like the variety of examples Scott Thornbury is working with in his book, throughout the chapters, all the examples are relevant and after a short evaluation and discussion section, everything is clearly explained and justified.The examples and the theory of proper grammar teaching helped me a lot in my classes. I started to use the methodology described i [...]

    3. Another insightful DELTA read, with lots of great example lessons that are easily adaptable to cover a variety of lesson aims.

    4. An acceptable grammar book, but still did not meet all my needs for teaching.I wanted to be able to answer all questions regarding grammar.

    5. There's a saying that's been spread among TESLians, "sleep with Nunan or Thornbury or cry in the final."

    6. This was my second time through the book, the first at least 10 years ago. Having had a dismal semester, I thought it'd be motivating to get back to some basics. Sometimes it's useful to reflect on whether or not you're a crap teacher, you were just dealt bad hand, or you're suffering the ill effects of burnout.Actually, this is a useful series in that it's so practical. For practicing teachers, it is conducive to reflection. You just can't avoid seeing yourself or one of your past lessons somew [...]

    7. Brief theories. Fluent language. Cute typeface. But the sample classes are quite simple (involving teaching past tense or third condition sentences). So if you teach something difficult or advanced, you need to catch the theory and adapt it into your own course.

    8. Who would have thought I'd enjoy reading a grammar textbook?? Packed with great ideas and practical techniques for teaching grammar to ESL learners.

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