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ERIC Number: EJ998062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
A Lifetime of Grammar Teaching
Ellis, Rod
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v40 n1 p7-19 Sep 2012
The author has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, and second language acquisition (SLA) researcher for over forty years. During this time grammar has figured largely in his thinking, in part because it has traditionally been so central to language pedagogy and in part because he became fascinated with how the human mind grapples with the task of learning the grammar of a second language (L2). This professional autobiography, covering the time from the author's first teaching job in Spain up to the present, documents his development as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher, showing how his thinking about teaching has evolved through his deepening understanding of how learners learn the grammar of a second language.
National Council of Teachers of English. 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; Spain; Zambia