What are your top three tips for teaching grammar?

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What are your top three tips for teaching grammar?

Unread postby gypsy » 05 Feb 2008, 07:59

Hi, I'm currently completing my 'Teaching Grammar' elective and need help with the question, 'What are the most important three tips for teaching grammar', 'and why? Any help would be appreciative.



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Re: Help with grammar question

Unread postby Lucy » 10 Feb 2008, 13:02

Hi Gypsy,

The three most important aspects for me (I'd like to emphasise that this is my opinion; would everybody agree with me?) are:

Which language forms are presented at which level; ie presenting language that is neither too easy nor too difficult. Linked to this is clear presentation on the part of the teacher.

How the language is practised: students need to be able to use the grammar they know efficiently and confidently.

Knowledge of the forms; eg present perfect = have/has and past participle. Linked to this is pronunciation and meaning.

Okay, that might be more than three! Take your pick!

I suggest you talk to your tutor about what you propose writing about and get his/her ideas about which of them are the most pertinent.

All the best


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