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How to Teach Grammar Paperback – Oct 1 2000
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Here you¿ll find a host of ways to develop or enhance your grammar teaching skills. How to Teach Grammar demonstrates methods for practicing a variety of grammar topics, dealing with errors, and integrating grammar instruction into general methodologies such as task-based learning.
About the Author
Scott Thornbury is from New Zealand originally but he started his teaching career in the UK in 1975. Since then he has lived and worked in both Egypt and Spain, teaching, training teachers, and writing materials. In 1991 Scott did an MA in TEFL at the University of Reading. He has written a number of books about language teaching (including How to Teach Grammar and How to Teach Vocabulary), as well as lots of articles for journals and magazines (such as Modern English Teacher and English Teaching Professional). Scott has also given conference presentations at conferences in six different continents. At present Scott lives in Barcelona.
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I'm using this book in a course I'm taking in teaching grammar, and I think it's excellent. Numerous books and papers have been written on the subject, and Thornbury neatly summarizes the arguments for and against teaching grammar in a short two chapters. But as a practical matter we DO teach grammar, and Thornbury quickly gets down to the nitty-gritty of explaining and analysing the ways to do it. What I like about this book is the lavish use of examples and sample lessons. He urges that teachers develop personal theories of teaching grammar--there are plenty of theories and methods, but I think one can only decide by trying them on for size. Attention to the organization of the chapters and a neat "Conclusions" section at the end of every chapter makes navigating through this book easy. Highly recommended.
The book covers some broad areas, such as why teach grammar and even how "NOT" to teach it. Thornbury gives three broad approaches: teaching grammar from examples, texts and rules. He also covers issues related to correcting it, practicing it and integrating it through a couple of different approaches, (such as PPP and skills-based teaching).
I found the book an excellent resource for new ideas and getting a fresh look at a complex issue. If you have been a teach for awhile and happen to be looking for a renewed outlook on grammar, this could be a book that you need to see. I loved it, and still refer to it a lot.
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