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Title: New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms
Edited By: Eli Hinkel
Sandra S. Fotos
Series Title: A Volume in the ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Second Language
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805839550
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 32.50