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  1. The teacher's guide to grammar - Cameron, Deborah 2007

    Book Background This slim and accessible book looks at grammar from a discourse (text) perspective. It is written for English teachers in schools where English is either L1 or a second/additional language for most pupils.

  2. English grammar: a resource book for students - Berry, Roger 2011

    Book Background The book looks at grammar as it is actually used, and is divided into A, B, C sections where A contains the most basic information, and D the most advanced. The exercises in this book are excellent if you want to check your understanding. There are solutions and comments after each section.

  3. Exploring English grammar: from formal to functional - Coffin, Caroline, Donohue, Jim, North, Sarah 2009

    Book Background If you are interested in 'functional grammar' this is a very good introduction.

  4. The Oxford dictionary of English grammar - Chalker, Sylvia, Weiner, E. S. C. 1994

    Book Background Confused by grammar terms and concepts? Look it up here.

  5. Cambridge grammar of English: a comprehensive guide : spoken and written English grammar and usage - Carter, Ronald, McCarthy, Michael 2006

    Book Background Most grammars are only concerned with written language. This grammar also deals with language as it is actually spoken.

  6. Tense - Comrie, Bernard 1985

    Book Background If you are particularly interested in Tense, not only in English but in languages of the world, you should dip into this classic.

  7. The teacher's grammar of English: a course book and reference guide - Cowan, Ron 2008

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  8. Making sense of grammar - Crystal, David 2004

    Book Background This is a very slim book but full of useful insights. Easy to read too.

  9. Aspect: an introduction to the study of verbal aspect and related problems - Comrie, Bernard 1976

    Book Background If you are particularly interested in Aspect, not only in English but in languages of the world, you should take a look at this classic.

  10. Rediscover grammar - Crystal, David, McLachlan, Edward 2004

    Book Background Another slim, well written and useful book by the popular author and scholar.

  11. Enhancing cooperative learning in TESOL teacher education - M. DelliCarpini 07/03/2008

    Article Background This article can help you understand the pedagogy used on the Grammar Awareness course

  12. An introduction to English grammar - Sidney Greenbaum, Gerald Nelson 2009

    Book Recommended for Purchase This is the set text for the grammar course. If you buy a later edition, you will have access to a website with keys to the exercises, and additional exercises too.

  13. The anti-grammar grammar book: a teacher's resource book of discovery activities for grammar teaching - Hall, Nick, Shepheard, John 1991

    Book Background Interesting consciousness raising tasks on the use of verb forms for intermediate students.

  14. An introduction to functional grammar - Halliday, M. A. K., Matthiessen, Christian M. I. M. 2004

    Book Background Halliday is the founder of systemic functional grammar/linguistics. Seriously interested in functional grammar? Then you should read this.

  15. Practical English usage - Swan, Michael 2005

    Book Background This is a pedagogic grammar - a grammar book to be used in teaching. That means it is simplified which makes it easy to read, but not always entirely right (language is more complex than this). Read it critically.

  16. A comprehensive grammar of the English language - Quirk, Randolph, Crystal, David 1985

    Book Background As the title suggests, this grammar tries to cover all of English grammar and does a pretty good job of it too. If you can't find the explanation you are looking for anywhere else, you might find it here.

  17. Focus on form-a myth in the making? - R. Sheen 01/07/2003

    Article Background While the Grammar Awareness course does not deal with the teaching of grammar, at some point you need to make the link between this course and second language teaching and learning. This is a good place to start.

  18. Teaching grammar in second language classrooms: integrating form-focused instruction in communicative context - Nassaji, Hossein, Fotos, Sandra 2010

    Book Background While the Grammar Awareness course does not deal with the teaching of grammar, at some point you need to make the link between this course and second language teaching and learning. This is a very good place to start.

  19. The naked verb: the meaning of the English verb tenses - Maule, David 1991

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  20. A communicative grammar of English - Leech, Geoffrey N, Svartvik, Jan 2002

    Book Background This is a mainstream grammar but organized around functions and notions - a different perspective, but the terminology you are used to.

  21. Functional English grammar: an introduction for second language teachers - Lock, Graham 1996

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  22. Developing grammar in context: Intermediate with answers - Nettle, Mark, Halsted, Diana Hopkins 2003

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  23. Modality and the English modals - Palmer, F. R. 1990

    Book Background If you are especially interested in the meanings of English modal verbs, this is the book for you. A classic.

  24. Grammar for English language teachers - Parrott, Martin 2000

    Book Background Like all pedagogic (teaching) grammars, this one is easy to read. But it is simplified grammar, so read it critically.

  25. A university grammar of English - Quirk, Randolph, Greenbaum, Sidney, Quirk, Randolph 1973

    Book Background This is a pretty thorough, mainstream grammar and there is a book of exercises with a key as well.

  26. Collins COBUILD English grammar - Sinclair, John, University of Birmingham 1990

    Book Background All the COBUILD books are corpus based. In other words, their rules and examples are derived from large collections of real use of English.

  27. Introducing functional grammar - Thompson, Geoff 2004

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  28. The Cambridge dictionary of English grammar - Peters, Pam 2013

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  29. Current Issues in the Teaching of Grammar: An SLA Perspective - Rod Ellis 01/03/2006

    Article Background This paper can help you make the link between grammar and the learning and teaching of it.

  30. TESOL Methods: Changing Tracks, Challenging Trends - B. Kumaravadivelu 01/03/2006

    Article Background This paper can help you make the link between grammar and the learning and teaching of it.

  31. Games for grammar practice: a resource book of grammar games and interactive activities - Zaorob, Maria Lucia, Chin, Elizabeth M. Liew Siew 2001

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  32. How to teach grammar - Thornbury, Scott G. 1999

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  33. Uncovering grammar - Thornbury, Scott G. 2005

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  34. Natural grammar - Thornbury, Scott G. 2004

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  35. Grammar - Thornbury, Scott G. 2006

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  36. Functional grammar in the ESL classroom: Noticing, exploring and practising - Jones, Rodney H., Lock, Graham 2010

    Book Background An introduction to how to use functional grammar in the classroom.

  37. English grammar today: an A-Z of spoken and written grammar - Carter, Ronald 2011

    Book Background The grammar of spoken English is different from that of written English. This book is based on corpus data, i.e. actual use of English.

  38. Analysing English grammar: a systemic functional introduction - Fontaine, Lise 2013

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  39. The Cambridge dictionary of English grammar - Peters, Pam 2013

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  40. Introducing functional grammar - Thompson, Geoff 2004

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  41. A university course in English grammar - Downing, Angela, Locke, Philip 2002

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  42. Discover English: a language analysis for teachers - Rod Bolitho, Brian Tomlinson 2005

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