Inductive or deductive? Theoretical, descriptive or prescriptive? Comprehensible input or pedagogical grammar? Graham Burton and Diane Hall explain the basic differences between these terms and delve more deeply into the approach favoured by most coursebooks. This practical guide walks you through the most suitable approaches for different learning scenarios and examines what constitutes best practice for writing grammar presentations and practice materials.
This book provides:
•a theoretical overview of grammar and the different positions taken by ‘grammar experts’ on its role in language learning.
•an exploration of the factors you need to consider when deciding what approach to take.
•descriptions of numerous resources that the grammar writer needs to refer to.
•detailed checklists covering the characteristics of good grammar presentations and practice, and different activity types to explain form and use.
•practical tips for writing rules, explanations and rubrics.
•tasks that encourage you to test out what you’ve read and detailed commentaries that provide further hints and insights.
This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.