It has only been since the s that this area has attracted more interest among EFL teachers.
KNak I have one student in particular who always comes to me with specific grammar related questions. So, this begs the question, how important is grammar in learning English?
How much grammar should we be teaching? Is too much grammar instruction overwhelming? And is it better to learn grammar implicitly or explicitly? I like to focus on specific grammar issues that plague my students.
Other grammar lessons, I teach based on student need. What am I noticing in their writing or speech? Otherwise, I do believe that grammar can be learned implicitly to some degree.
Students can pick up correct grammar just from being around the language and using it, having opportunities inside and outside the classroom to read, write, speak and listen in English. I need a base. My husband is an immigrant to Canada and English is his third language. I remember editing his thesis for him and his grammar was far from perfect.
In fact, there were many mistakes. However, he did well in his degree, got a job right out of university and is now a manager at an engineering company.
His grammar and writing are excellent.
His grammar skills in English have developed from having to speak to people at work, write proposals, give presentations and so forth. What do I mean by talking about this? How I Teach Grammar As mentioned earlier, I like to teach some grammar explicitly, but I also understand that too much grammar is overwhelming and that grammar can improve implicitly as well.
However, I still let them know that there are more mistakes. This does not mean that I correct every little mistake they make — of course not! However, some research has shown that recasts repeating what a student said incorrectly, correctly are much less effective than explicit correction.
I still use recasts, of course, but try to make an effort to get students to consciously notice mistakes they are making often. We just work on slowly improving it. I often make writing checklists for my students to use when editing their work, including things like capitalization and punctuation, as well as writing structure such as topic and concluding sentences.
I also like to include grammar checks. When going through the writing process, I will often have students do peer editing and give peer feedback.
I tell students that it is often really difficult to see mistakes in our own writing, so it often helps to get someone else to look it over. Most of the time I get students to swap papers with a partner, but I have also had them make good quality critiques on Seesaw and used the site peergrade.
Having the luxury of smaller classes as an EAL teacher, I try to use that as much as possible and often like to conference with students one-on-one about their writing and grammar. One of my favourite ways to teach grammar is through music.
There are a lot of sites out there that connect grammar lessons to songs and song lyrics. The students really enjoy listening to a piece of music, looking at the lyrics and trying to pick out the present perfective tense.
Students get some sticky tack and have to put cards in the correct order. For example, it can be as simple as matching the present tense of a verb with the past tense with the past participle.
Students could also manipulate word order and so forth. There are a lot of websites out there for grammar practice, where students can submit their answers and see how they did.through listening and speaking.
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PREFACE The present thesis focuses on the teaching of culture in the foreign language classroom and attempts to show that culture holds an important place in foreign language education. “Use of Technology in English Language Teaching and Learning”: An Analysis.
Solanki D. Shyamlee1+, M Phil.2 1 Communication Skills, Sardar Patel College Of Engineering, Mumbai 2 Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat Abstract.
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