Published on March 1, 2014
HOW SHOULD WE TEACH GRAMMAR? OR SHOULD WE TEACH GRAMMAR AT ALL? BY SILVIA ROVEGNO Midsummer Dream 5 Instituto Dickens Montevideo, 12th February 2014
Agenda! Preliminary questions 3 principles for dealing with Grammar in the EFL Classroom The principles in practice Q and A
Before we start….
What is grammar? Set of rules that tell us how to compose clauses, phrases and words. How language is used in communication
What is grammar teaching? Any instructional activity or technique that draws learners´attention to specific gramatical form in a way that helps them understand, process or produce that particular form Rod Ellis
So…..where do you stand on the matter?
Should we teach grammar?
What grammar should we teach? Meaning Form
Learning difficulty Use Understanding
When should we teach grammar?
Should grammar instruction be intensive or extensive?
Should we use metalanguage or jargon?
Should we teach grammar separately from other language systems?
3 key principles From given to new Awareness Real conditions: from practice to use
From given to new
Awareness Meaning-form relationship noticing understanding production
Three key moments Addressing grammar prior to the task Addressing grammar during the task Addressing grammar after completing the task
From practice to use Meaningful, personalised, relavant tasks!!
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