Grammar Explorer

  • AUTHORS: Daphne Mackey; Paul Carne; Amy Cooper; Samuela Eckstut-Didier
  • SERIES EDITORS: Robert Jenkins; Staci Johnson
  • ©2014 
  • Level(s): High-beginning | Intermediate | High-intermediate
  • Recommended For: Higher Education
  • Subject(s): Grammar


About the Program

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Grammar Explorer prepares students for academic success through captivating National Geographic content and assignments that mirror the requirements of academic life. Going beyond clear grammar charts and instruction, Grammar Explorer challenges students to think critically while using grammar in their listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Using a systematic approach, students explore, learn, practice, and apply their new language.
  • Connect the Grammar to Writing develops writing skills and prepares students for academic paragraph and essay writing.
  • Units are organized into manageable lessons, which ensures students master the grammar.
  • Interactive eBooks and Online Workbooks give students greater flexibility for independent practice.

About the Author

  • Daphne Mackey

    Daphne Mackey is a veteran ESL professional, who has been in the field for over 35 years. She is the author of level 1 of National Geographic Learning’s new exciting grammar series Grammar Explorer. She has written and co-written several ESL textbooks, including Contact USA, Grammar Plus, and Read This. For the past twenty-five years, Daphne has been working in the English Language Programs at the University of Washington as a program administrator and lecturer. She has also taught in the MBA program at Pacific Lutheran University and done training in business communication.

  • Paul Carne

    Paul Carne has taught English to all levels and has been prominent in the design and production of leading international English examinations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of several leading EFL/ESL titles on both sides of the Atlantic. A lifelong student of languages himself, Paul appreciates the value of a high-interest learning environment, and considers it a privilege to play a part in bringing National Geographic material into the classroom.

  • Amy Cooper

    Amy Cooper has over twenty years of experience in ELT publishing, and she has worked on textbooks in all skill areas. She holds graduate degrees in Theoretical Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Cornell University and Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

  • Samuela Eckstut-Didier

    Samuela Eckstut-Didier is a Senior Lecturer at Boston University's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an M.Ed. degree in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a Royal Society of Arts Certificate in TEFL. She taught for many years in Athens, Greece, and was a Fulbright teacher trainer in the Veneto-Friuli region of Italy. She has authored and co-authored many ESL and EFL textbooks including Strategic Reading, Center Stage, Focus on Grammar 1 Workbook, Focus on Grammar 2 Workbook and Finishing Touches.

  • Robert Jenkins

    Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL and the Faculty Development Coordinator serving over 300 instructors teaching for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California.  He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award.  Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and also consults on state and national projects.  Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013.    

  • Staci Johnson

    Ever since I can remember, I've been fascinated with other cultures and languages. I love to travel and every place I go, the first thing I want to do is meet the people, learn their language, and understand their culture. Becoming an ESL teacher was a perfect way to turn what I love to do into my profession. There's nothing more incredible than the exchange of teaching and learning from one another that goes on in an ESL classroom. And there's nothing more rewarding than helping a student succeed.

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