Grammar Explorer

Language(s): American English

Level(s): High-beginning, Intermediate, High-intermediate


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.

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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. ... more

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... more

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... more

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 Teach... more
Series Editors

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 o... more

Staci Johnson

Staci Johnson has taught all levels of adult ESL, including credit, non-credit, and workplace English. She holds an MA in Linguistics with a Teaching ESL Certificate, which is supported by more than 2... more
Professional Development

Grammar Explorer provides teachers with an exciting and proven method for teaching grammar. Going beyond grammar charts and instruction, the series assists teachers by providing thought-provoking, meaningful, and fun activities.

Students are fully engaged while learning grammar with this program, which makes for a fun and successful teaching experience. Using a systematic approach, students explore, learn, practice, and apply their new language. With content divided into manageable lessons, Grammar Explorer is easy for teachers to implement and ensures student success.

Teacher Resources:

Why do my students make these mistakes? Sammi Eckstut

What's the best way to correct students' mistakes? Daphne Mackey

Grammar Explorer tips for using a unit opener. Samuela Eckstut-Didier and Eve Einselen Yu

Tips for using prewriting strategies. Amy Cooper

Studying and teaching phrasal verbs. Paul Carne


Grammar Explorer: Introduction with Staci Johnson

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