Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context

Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context

by Hossein Nassaji, Sandra S. Fotos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415802059

ISBN-13: 9780415802055

Pub. Date: 11/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415802055
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Series:
ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1: The Changing View of Grammar Instruction

Part 1: Input-based Options in Focus on Grammar

2: Focus on Grammar Through Processing Instruction

3: Focus on Grammar through Textual Enhancement

4: Focus on Grammar through Discourse

Part 2: Interaction- and Output-based Options in Focus on Grammar

5: Focus on Grammar through Interactional Feedback

6: Focus on Grammar through Structured Grammar Focused Tasks

7: Focus on Grammar through Collaborative Output Tasks

Part 3: Instructional Contexts and Focus on Grammar

8: The Role of Context in Focus on Grammar

Conclusion

9: Focus on Grammar in L2 Classrooms: Concluding Remarks

References

Index

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