• RRP: £27.90
  • You Save: £4.11 (15%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Teaching English Grammar:... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by Wordery
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Receive this fine as new book in 4-5 working days. Shipped from our UK supplier, via Royal Mail. We do not ship to Denmark.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Teaching English Grammar: What to Teach and How to Teach it Paperback – 5 Jul 2010

4.8 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£23.79
£20.46 £21.11
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£23.79 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Teaching English Grammar: What to Teach and How to Teach it
  • +
  • Learning Teaching: 3rd Edition Student's Book Pack (Books for Teachers) (MacMillan Books for Teachers)
  • +
  • Practical English Usage (3rd Edition)
Total price: £83.77
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education (5 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230723217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230723214
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely super! I simply can't image going through a CELTA course without it. Like an inspiring and supportive tutor, in this book, Jim offers a diversity of student-centred activities in every teaching stage. He helps the teacher to transform the dry and difficult grammar teaching into an interactive and enjoyable learning experience. On top of that,a unique bonus I have got from this book is the accurate and complete illustration of the meaning, form, and pronunciation for each grammar item, which is the biggest problem for both teachers and learners. The creative presentations and the clear concept checking questions not only save teachers from nerve-wracking inventions, but also guarantee a guided-discovery for learners. No matter whether you are a teacher or a learner, make sure it is on your 'must-have' list!
Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Some reviewers have given the impression that this is a one-stop shop for grammar. It is not, if you are after a one-stop shop for grammar then 'Practical Usage English' is better equipped to meet your needs. What this book does provide is pretty much what it's title suggests, a resource for providing ideas on how to teach English grammar. As a tool for teaching grammar there are some very good ideas in here, but as one reviewer pointed out, there is nothing startlingly new or nothing you can't find elsewehere in here.

What I was quite surprised about when I received this book was it's general build quality. For £18 odd, I was expecting it to be printed on good quality stock paper. However it's all rather flimsy, the inside is printed on quite cheap paper which is translucent. If you expect to be thumbing through this book a lot as I do, it is not going to last that long. So because of the lack of originality and poor build quality for the price, I give it 3 stars.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Jim Scrivener's book is an excellent one stop shop for anyone who wants to find out about English grammar and how to teach it. There is simply no other book that does such a great job at explaining grammar points and then giving teachers a variety of ways in which they can introduce them to students and then help learners to practise them. I bought it for a friend of mine who has just done a CELTA course. She loved it and found it full of ready made recipes that she could use. Definitely a book I can wholeheartedly recommend. One quibble: why is there no picture of the author?
1 Comment 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is a useful book for presenting grammar points and concept checking with students. Some ideas are offered for practising these but nothing original here.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Jim Scrivener is no stranger to grammar books and English in general; he produced many good books over the years. However, this latest edition of his is well presented and balanced. The book tackles the issue of teaching English grammar in a very easy and simplified version; it takes you through the units step by step and talks you through what is suitable and what is not.
Brilliant book for the experienced teacher and the novice alike.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The best teaching grammar book for teachers. I didn't think there was such a book available that actually gives you clear instructions on how to present concepts and grammar points in class. Brilliant!!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Providing you are using it in the manner intended, obviously, Jim Scrivener’s “Teaching English Grammar” is an excellent resource and highly recommended. The reason for the caveat is that in terms of practical use, it isn’t designed to be a core teaching text for students of English (although as a core for teaching English teachers, it is arguably more central). This means that it’s not a book designed to start at page one and to use it as a basis for a language course. In fact, the most likely use for this book is as a supplement to a core teaching text to provide clear explanations of problems and provide some alternative exercises.

Short chapters are organised around specific pieces of grammar (eg countable and uncountable nouns). Scrivener starts each with a summary of the form of the grammar (very helpful), ideas about presenting this topic, exercises to teach practice, concept checking questions, and often thoughts on meaning and use and common problem areas that students have.

All is presented in a clear and practical format. There is no index, which is a bit of a shame, but otherwise it’s a good teaching resource. It’s not an academic treatise on grammar covering all aspects, and it might have been helpful to give more indication (there is some) of which is most appropriate for different levels of student fluency. With each topic, you will want to treat it like a menu rather than a recipe - pick a few exercises or, indeed, explanations. I guess what I’m saying is it will help you with ideas for explaining and teaching but won’t help you (much) to plan a course of work for students.

I have found it more readable and practical than some of the more extensive tomes that are out there.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
It's instructional but I wanted a text that I could adapt to student usage; older and younger, in my home. Sheets to photocopy, ready-made for teaching. This book teaches me what I know but have to write up again for lessons.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: teaching english as a foreign language