The Grammar Book‏‎ (book)

Teaching Materials

Author: Marianne Celce-Murcia ; Diane Larsen-Freeman‏‎
Publisher: Cengage ELT
Details: Hardcover; 854 pages; 2nd Ed. Pub.1998
ISBN: 0838447252


The Grammar Book is a course book for future ESL/EFL teachers. It presents grammar and activities in a way that helps teachers to grasp the basics and get them across to learners. The book deals with the linguistic system and details of English grammar, providing information on how structures are used at the discourse level. Grammatical descriptions and teaching suggestions are organized into sections dealing with Form, Meaning, and Use. The authors use simple terminology enabling readers to grasp even the more difficult grammatical concepts.

More than a desk reference, but not meant to be read cover-to-cover, this book is highly recommended to prospective ESL/EFL teachers and advanced students of English language who want to improve their grammatical skills.

Don’t let the weight and cost put you off. This book is a worthwhile investment!

Warning: This is not a book for beginners. To those who are rather unfamiliar with basic concepts of English grammar we recommend Fundamentals of English Grammar.

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