Focus on Grammar 1 with MyEnglishLab, Volume 1

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Pearson Education, Jan 6, 2012 - 352 pages
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Focus on Grammar, now in a new edition, maintains the proven pedagogy that makes it the most popular contextualized grammar series worldwide. Its unique four-step approach takes students from context to communication - blending content, reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking in a complete program, and preparing students to understand and use English more effectively.

Centered on thematic instruction Focus on Grammar allows students to interact with grammar in realistic contexts and moves them beyond controlled practice to authentic communication.

New features include:

  • Updated high-interest readings in multiple genres that expose students to the form, meaning, and use of grammar in natural contexts.
  • Key vocabulary is taught, practiced, and recycled throughout each unit, to ensure acquisition.
  • Fully redesigned grammar charts and notes that provide greater clarity.
  • Explicit pronunciation activities to improve fluency and accuracy.
  • Expanded listening tasks allow students to develop a range of listening skills.
  • Flexible, ongoing assessment - including unit reviews, diagnostic and achievement tests, and test-generating software - allows students to monitor their own progress and teachers to track students' mastery. (Test and test-generating software available in the Teacher's Resource Pack)

MyEnglishLab: Focus on Grammar, an easy-to-use online learning and assessment program, offers online homework and individualized instruction anywhere, anytime.

  • Allows teachers to assign extra practice, organize homework, and track students' progress using a flexible gradebook.
  • Includes hundreds of new automatically graded activities and assessments that support and go beyond the material in the Student Book.

MyEnglishLab: Focus on Grammar, includes the complete Student Book listening program as well.

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About the author (2012)

Irene E. Schoenberg has taught ESL for more than two decades at Hunter College's International English Language Institute and at Columbia University's American Language Program. She has trained ESL and EFL teachers at Columbia University's Teachers College and at the New School University. She has given workshops and academic presentations at conferences, English language schools, and universities in Brazil, Chile, Dubai, El Salvador, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, and throughout the United States.

Ms. Schoenberg is the author of "Talk about Trivia"; "Talk about Values"; "Speaking of Values 1"; "Conversation and Listening;" "Topics from A to Z "Books 1 and 2; and the basic level of "Focus on Grammar," Second Edition. She is the co-author with Jay Maurer of the "True Stories "series and the introductory level of "Focus on Grammar," Third Edition.

Ms. Schoenberg holds a master's degree in TESOL from Columbia University.

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