The grammar dimension in instructed second language learning

Alessandro Benati, Cécile Laval, Maria Arche

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Company
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9781441162045
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


  • grammar acquisition, second language acquisition

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