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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.
Table of Contents
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
9: Focus on Grammar in L2 Classrooms: Concluding Remarks
What People are Saying About This
'This is a concise book of nine chapters nested in three sections. The heart of the book is three chapters dealing with input-based approaches to teaching with a focus on form (FonF), and three chapters with output-orientated FonF. Each of these chapters provides a clear introduction and summary of relevant theoretical positions and up-to-date research findings. The authors write in an accessible non-technical style which should appeal to language teachers.' - Stephen H. Moore, System Journal