English Grammar through Dutch Eyes

1st edition | 2018 | Tony Foster, Martijn Lemmen, Dick Smakman, Aletta G. Dorst, Philomeen Dol
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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.

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Tony Foster, Martijn Lemmen, Dick Smakman, Aletta Dorst and Philomeen Dol teach English language and linguistics at Leiden University's English Department. Philomeen also works for the Leiden Academic Language Centre, where she teaches English-language courses.

'dwars slijpt het virtuele fileermes en gaat langs de graat van boeken, films, series, games, muziek, theater, haarproducten en rubberen eendjes. Deze keer doen we een ietwat ongewoon onderwerp aan: een Engels grammaticaboek. Maar niet zomaar een, English Grammar through Dutch Eyes van de onderzoekers Foster, Lemmen, Smakman, Dorst en Dol brengt Engelse grammatica aan de man via een alternatieve aanpak. Het boek focust op de verschillen tussen het Nederlands en het Engels. Dit zou een garantie moeten zijn om vlot het Engels te leren beheersen, oftewel het te ‘masteren’.' Lees hier het hele artikel. - Universiteitsblad Universiteit Antwerpen, 9 januari 2019