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Re: Grammar Overview for New Teachers?

Posted By: Stephen
Date: Monday, 18 November 2013, at 12:35 p.m.

In Response To: Grammar Overview for New Teachers? (Kelly)

Try to use the Communicative Approach to teaching grammar. Teaching grammar straight from a textbook without any context makes for very boring and unmotivated lesson.

If your lesson is, for example, teaching " Asking for directions" teach the students the grammar associated with this scenario.

The 5Ws illicit specific grammatical rules second language learners must acquire in order to be proficient English communicators. For example "Where is First Street and Where are the railroad tracks".

Again, when grammar is taught within a usable communicative context, students are more apt to acquire and associate the lesson with useful knowledge.

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Grammar Overview for New Teachers?
Kelly -- Friday, 15 November 2013, at 2:54 p.m.
Re: Grammar Overview for New Teachers?
GambateBingBangBOOM -- Monday, 18 November 2013, at 3:16 a.m.
Re: Grammar Overview for New Teachers?
Stephen -- Monday, 18 November 2013, at 12:35 p.m.
Re: Grammar Overview for New Teachers?
Katrina Bourke -- Saturday, 14 December 2013, at 8:48 a.m.

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