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How should we teach grammar? or should we teach grammar at all?

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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: srovegno

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Principles and practices of teaching grammar were analysed and revised in the light of recent research
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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!!

A new monument celebrating books has been launched in Buenos Aires. The Tower of Babel was created by artist Marta Minujin, who is well-known for creating works made from plastic. The tower includes books in more than 50 languages.

What is a word cloud?

Ice-breaker/diagnostic activity

Corrective feedback through guided discovery

Key concepts

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