Production-oriented and Comprehension-based Grammar Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom

  • Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak
  • Mirosław Pawlak

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 1-28
  3. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 29-59
  4. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Mirosław Pawlak
    Pages 61-99
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-172

About this book


The book addresses one of the key controversies in teaching foreign language grammar, which is the utility of production-oriented instruction, as exemplified in the PPP sequence, and comprehension-based teaching, as implemented in interpretation tasks and processing instruction. It provides a thorough overview of issues related to learning and teaching grammar, with a particular focus on input-oriented approaches, and reports the findings of four studies which sought to compare their effects with instruction based on different forms of output practice. The findings serve as a basis for guidelines on how the two options can be successfully combined in the classroom


Form-focused Instruction Grammar Teaching Interpretation Tasks Output Practice Processing Instruction

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak
    • 1
  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 2
  1. 1., Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz University62-800Poland
  2. 2., Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20855-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20856-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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