Who Said English Grammar Was Boring?
About the Book
The world of education is full of grammar books. For most teachers and students of foreign languages, grammar books are generally dry and dusty and only to be consulted on a reference basis. However, Who Said English Grammar Was Boring is not your conventional grammar book. Its core dynamic is based upon a conversation between the author and an English language instructor colleague. Apart from being an exposition of English grammar, the book also incorporates advice on teaching methodology and practice exercises for students. Apart from focusing on the four key areas of language learning—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—the book introduces another concept in the form of a practicum, which asks the students to take turns in giving a lesson to their classmates on what they have learned. It is hoped that this book will serve to take the monotony out of grammar learning.
About the Author
Francis Andrew is an English language instructor who has had a wide range of experience teaching in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Oman. He has taught English over a wide spectrum of ages and abilities, from absolute beginners to PhD students; from children as young as five to adults in their 60's and even 70's. The author of this work is well aware of what is needed to motivate students and to instil in them a love of the English language. Francis Andrew was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and educated at the University of Aberdeen where he received an MA in History.