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  • alexpetifer
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    11 August, 2013 at 12:26
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    Hi everyone,

    I’m currently teaching English online via video conference. I have no official teaching qualification (I cannot currently afford one), but I have studied languages to a high degree at university level and I have a growing number of regular students who are pleased with the lessons I offer.

    Up until now, my lessons have mostly been conversation/vocabulary-based, but I would like to begin teaching grammar. Legal reasons aside, I do not simply wish to do this directly from a textbook to which I do not own the license. My question, then, is as follows:

    Does anyone know of any TEFL grammar textbooks or courses that have a license that is free or cheap for individuals?

    Beyond that, does anyone know of any online TEFL courses or resources with a strong focus on grammar, or how adequately to prepare grammar classes for students?

    Thank you very much in advance for any advice or suggestions.

    MarinaA
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    15 April, 2014 at 11:05
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    Reply To: Best resources for preparing grammar lessons?

    Hi Alex!
    In my experience, one of the best grammar books that has helped me with grammar is Grammar In Use by Raymond Murphy. You can Google it and read more about it or buy it. It is a self-study reference, but it has some very good examples that could inspire you to come up with your own ideas.
    Also, check out this link http://teachers.onlineenglishexpert.com/category/teaching-els-grammar/.
    You will find here some extensive explanations of grammar as well as grammar practice. The lesson plans themselves include grammar explanation, and practice. You may find it useful.
    If you make a Google search about particular grammar question or how-to, I am sure you will find something that will give you an idea about how to go about this. Good luck!


    Background in Applied Linguistics and Social Studies. Likes the creative process in using an L2. Chomsky addict. Obsessive-compulsive about cats. Active contributor to http://teachers.onlineenglishexpert.com/

    alexpetifer
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    16 April, 2014 at 9:47
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    Reply To: Best resources for preparing grammar lessons?

    Thanks, Marina!

    MarinaA
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    16 April, 2014 at 12:47
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    Reply To: Best resources for preparing grammar lessons?

    Thanks, Marina!

    Welcome! :D


    Background in Applied Linguistics and Social Studies. Likes the creative process in using an L2. Chomsky addict. Obsessive-compulsive about cats. Active contributor to http://teachers.onlineenglishexpert.com/

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