Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms

Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms

This text identifies and explores the various options for integrating a focus on grammar and a focus on communication in classroom contexts and offers concrete examples of teaching activities for each option.

Author: Hossein Nassaji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136966040

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Recent SLA research recognizes the necessity of attention to grammar and demonstrates that form-focused instruction is especially effective when it is incorporated into a meaningful communicative context. Designed specifically for second-language teachers, this text identifies and explores the various options for integrating a focus on grammar and a focus on communication in classroom contexts and offers concrete examples of teaching activities for each option. Each chapter includes a description of the option, its theoretical and empirical background, examples of activities illustrating in a non-technical manner how it can be implemented in the classroom, questions for reflection, and a list of useful resources that teachers can consult for further information.
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New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms

New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms

This volume is intended as a foundational text for second language grammar pedagogy courses at the advanced undergraduate and master's levels.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135644093

Category: Education

Page: 288

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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.
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Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

2007. “Current issues in form-focused instruction”, in: Sandra Fotos and Hossein Nassaji (eds.), 7-15. Nassaji, Hossein and Sandra Fotos. 2011. Teaching grammar in second language classrooms: Integrating form-focused instruction ...

Author: Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642208553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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The book addresses one of the key controversies in teaching foreign language grammar, which is the utility of production-oriented instruction, as exemplified in the PPP sequence, and comprehension-based teaching, as implemented in interpretation tasks and processing instruction. It provides a thorough overview of issues related to learning and teaching grammar, with a particular focus on input-oriented approaches, and reports the findings of four studies which sought to compare their effects with instruction based on different forms of output practice. The findings serve as a basis for guidelines on how the two options can be successfully combined in the classroom
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom

Applying Cognitive Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom

Corrective feedback and learner uptake: Negotiation of form in communicative classrooms. Studies in Second Language ... Teaching grammar in second language classrooms: Integrating form-focused instruction in communicative context.

Author: Jakub Bielak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642274558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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The monograph constitutes an attempt to demonstrate how Cognitive Grammar (CG) can be employed in the foreign language classroom with a view to aiding learners in better understanding the complexities of English grammar. Its theoretical part provides a brief overview of the main tenets of Cognitive Grammar as well as illustrating how the description of English tense and aspect can be approached from a traditional and a CG perspective. The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to compare the effects of instruction utilizing traditional pedagogic descriptions with those grounded in CG on the explicit an implicit knowledge of the Present Simple and Present Continuous Tenses. The book closes with the discussion of directions for further research when it comes to the application of CG to language pedagogy as well as some pedagogic implications
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom

Error Correction in the Foreign Language Classroom

Production-oriented and comprehension-based grammar teaching in the foreign language classroom. Heidelberg–New York: Springer. Nabei, T. and M. Swain. 2002. Learner awareness of recasts in classroom interaction: A case study of an adult ...

Author: Mirosław Pawlak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642384363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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The book aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the place of oral and written error correction in language education by providing an exhaustive and up-to-date account of issues involved in this area, taking the stance that the provision of corrective feedback constitutes an integral part of form-focused instruction. This account places an equal emphasis on the relevant theoretical claims, the most recent research findings and everyday pedagogical concerns, particularly as they apply to the teaching of additional languages in the foreign language setting. The book will be of relevance and significance not only to specialists in the field of second language acquisition, but also to graduate and doctoral students carrying out research in the area of form-focused instruction and error correction. Many parts of the volume will also be of considerable interest and utility to teachers of foreign languages at different educational levels.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Grammar through Literature

Teaching Grammar through Literature

This essential guide offers a fresh approach to integrating grammar effectively into the classroom as a vital strand of English that both enlivens and enriches students’ understanding of literature.

Author: Anna McGlynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351402583

Category: Education

Page: 122

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This essential guide offers a fresh approach to integrating grammar effectively into the classroom as a vital strand of English that both enlivens and enriches students’ understanding of literature. It aims to demystify grammar and empower teachers with the knowledge, inspiration and practical ideas to confidently teach grammar to students at any stage of their secondary education. The authors demonstrate that routinely weaving grammar into lessons and the study of literature, rather than teaching it as an abstract set of rules, enables students to see grammar in a more flexible, enjoyable and exciting way. Each chapter clearly defines complex terminology and provides an essential overview of relevant subject knowledge. With multiple examples of textual analysis and a variety of adaptable lesson plans for popular Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 texts, the book shows how grammatical requirements can be taught in a lively, literature-based manner, developing students’ understanding and improving the quality of their creative and academic writing. Taught like this, grammar becomes a decoding tool: a key to unlocking deeper meaning within texts that enriches the reading experience. Considering a wide range of texts, Teaching Grammar through Literature thoroughly works through core grammatical concepts such as: sentences and sentence clauses nouns verbs determiners punctuation extension vocabulary. This book is a source of fresh and exciting ideas for all practising secondary school English teachers. It will revolutionalise teaching and enrich students' understanding of literature and the grammatical theory within.
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The role of grammar in language teaching

The role of grammar in language teaching

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: Learning a new language always implies learning its grammar.

Author: Eveline Podgorski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638001328

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 12

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, University of Paderborn, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Learning a new language always implies learning its grammar. In what depth should then teaching grammar be part of the teaching unit and what important aspects of the Second Language Acquisition should be considered by teachers in the classroom? There is also the question how the students in general acquire grammatical structures. This paper first gives an introduction into the history of language teaching which is followed by an overview of different aspects of the Second Language Acquisition and an example for a study on the Teachability Hypothesis. I chose this study because it was a subject of interest in the seminar “Issues in Applied Linguistics” and was the topic my group worked on for a presentation. To show how grammar teaching is understood in the classroom, a summary of the different options in language teaching is given afterwards. The conclusion at the end not only serves as a summary of the paper but also sums up the answers to the questions asked above and shows the problems behind them. It is followed by a bibliography and an appendix.
Categories: Literary Collections

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

Production oriented and Comprehension based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

The book addresses one of the key controversies in teaching foreign language grammar, which is the utility of production-oriented instruction, as exemplified in the PPP sequence, and comprehension-based teaching, as implemented in ...

Author: Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642208560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 248

The book addresses one of the key controversies in teaching foreign language grammar, which is the utility of production-oriented instruction, as exemplified in the PPP sequence, and comprehension-based teaching, as implemented in interpretation tasks and processing instruction. It provides a thorough overview of issues related to learning and teaching grammar, with a particular focus on input-oriented approaches, and reports the findings of four studies which sought to compare their effects with instruction based on different forms of output practice. The findings serve as a basis for guidelines on how the two options can be successfully combined in the classroom
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Grammar Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning

The Grammar Dimension in Instructed Second Language Learning

The individual chapters in this volume will explore a variety of approaches to grammar teaching and offer a list of principles and guidelines that those involved in language acquisition should consider to design and implement effective ...

Author: Alessandro G. Benati

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441148650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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One of the key issues in second language learning and teaching concerns the role and practice of grammar instruction. Does it make a difference? How do we teach grammar in the language classroom? Is there an effective technique to teach grammar that is better than others? While some linguists address these questions to develop a better understanding of how people acquire a grammar, language acquisition scholars are in search of the most effective way to approach the teaching of grammar in the language classroom. The individual chapters in this volume will explore a variety of approaches to grammar teaching and offer a list of principles and guidelines that those involved in language acquisition should consider to design and implement effective grammar tasks during their teaching. It proposes that the key issue is not whether or not we should teach grammar but how we incorporate a teaching grammar component in our communicative language teaching practices.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms introduces teachers to ways of exploring and reflecting upon their classroom experiences, using a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation.

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458030

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices. This book introduces teachers to techniques for exploring their own classroom experiences. Numerous books deal with classroom observation and research, but this is the first to offer a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation. Richards and Lockhart aim to develop a reflective approach to teaching, one in which teachers collect data about their own teaching; examine their attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions; and use the information they obtain as a basis for critical reflection on teaching practices. Each chapter includes questions and activities appropriate for group discussion or self-study.
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