This text 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. 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. By bringing together first-rate scholars to approach the teaching of grammar from multiple complementary perspectives, New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms provides an original, comprehensive treatment of the topic. This volume is intended as foundational text for second language grammar pedagogy courses at the advanced undergraduate and master's levels.
New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms
Volume in the Esl and Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Education & Reference