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English Grammar through Dutch Eyes

A contrastive English grammar with the focus on the differences with Dutch.

Tony Foster, Martijn Lemmen, Dick Smakman, Aletta G. Dorst, Philomeen Dol
02 October 2018

To be able to understand and speak a language well, you need to know the rules of that language. Ideally, learning these rules should be as enjoyable and easy as possible. This is where this book and its accompanying website come into the picture: English Grammar through Dutch Eyes is a contrastive English grammar. Its focus on the differences with Dutch makes it easier for Dutch-speaking students to learn the rules of English. It also gives teachers and future teachers an idea of which areas of English grammar are more difficult to teach.

The many examples and flowcharts make the rules easier to grasp. The light-hearted tone and the authors' enthusiasm about the importance of grammar in everyday communication make for a more accessible and student-friendly read. On the website, the authors explain a variety of grammatical topics in short web clips. The online factsheets offer quick reference for those who want to know more about topics not dealt with in the book. Finally, each chapter comes with exercises that learners can do to check their understanding of the reading. For instructors there are PowerPoints, test questions and a concise teacher's manual.

Are you a non-Dutch speaking teacher? You can use this English form to request an inspection copy.

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