Grammar is fun?

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Grammar is fun?

Unread post by samuel » 01 Mar 2011, 16:39

Hello everyone,

There are probably hundreds of ways to teach grammar and it is difficult to choose the one I want to use with my future students. In your opinion, what is the best way to learn grammar? Of course, I want to find a way to make it useful and fun. There has been too much talk about the dullness of grammar and it should not be the case. Grammar is important and it needs to be addressed in order to really improve. Especially for second language learners such as students I taught to during my practicums. So, do you guys know any good websites or have any good ideas as to relevant and fun techniques to teach grammar to second language learners??

Thank you

Samuel C.

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Unread post by JEEPYY » 03 Mar 2011, 15:08

Grammar?? it's my favorite subject of English.

You probably had Patrick Duffley as a grammar teacher in your first year in the BEALS. What I would suggest you is to use the same kind of model. Instead of having students fill in the blanks, have them complete the context so it makes sense with the given grammatical form. Also, grammar should never take more than 1/4 of your curriculum. In my second practicum, my associated teacher told me that the best formula to teach grammar is to teach a grammatical feature for 15 to 20 minutes MAXIMUM! then, you move on to something else in which the said grammatical form in highly present, you have the student do an activity on the thing, but not on grammar.... after, when you correct and put together the answers of the activity, you raise their attention to the grammatical feature and capitalize on the usage and also how it corresponds to what you said at the beginning of the class. The following class, you recap in 5 minutes and you use the restof you 10 to 15 minutes to move on to something harder that can be built on what you learnt the previous class. Repeat rinse and voilà! :P I hope it has helped you.

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Unread post by xiphiasatsi » 02 May 2013, 08:25

Grammer has always been a fun to me.Its like playing with the words.I scored really well.

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Unread post by hitcher » 20 Nov 2017, 20:13

it's very challenging i think....sometimes i find myself far away from the context ...only teaching rules .

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Unread post by alfufatin » 24 May 2019, 14:19

grammar ... Grammar is a set of rules that govern the structure of language, grammar determines how words are arranged to form meaningful language units. learning grammar makes me get new, more interesting challenges in learning English

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Re: Grammar is fun?

Unread post by Joe » 25 May 2019, 13:27

I share your enthusiasm for grammar, but prefer to see it not as a set of rules but more as a reflection of how we speak:
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/what.htm
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Unread post by brianpatrick » 28 May 2019, 01:49

With the introduction of communicative language teaching, English language teaching and learning has become much more demanding for teachers and learners just like any other innovation poses challenges for its users. Games have become
crucially important for English language learners and teachers not only because they provide enjoyment and relaxation, but also as they encourage students to use their language in a creative and communicative manner.

I'm not sure which age students you taught, but about young age Game teaching grammar information , there may be interest of: https://docsbay.net/effectiveness-of-us ... g-learners

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Unread post by kdammers » 28 May 2019, 08:36

What is the complete URL? What shows gives an error message.

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Unread post by Joe » 28 May 2019, 09:14

The link works for me but you could try copy pasting:

docsbay.net/effectiveness-of-using-games-in-teaching-grammar-to-young-learners
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Unread post by Mrdaudiqbal » 26 Jun 2019, 12:16

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samuel wrote:
01 Mar 2011, 16:39
Hello everyone,

There are probably hundreds of ways to teach grammar and it is difficult to choose the one I want to use with my future students. In your opinion, what is the best way to learn grammar? Of course, I want to find a way to make it useful and fun. There has been too much talk about the dullness of grammar and it should not be the case. Grammar is important and it needs to be addressed in order to really improve. Especially for second language learners such as students I taught to during my practicums. So, do you guys know any good websites or have any good ideas as to relevant and fun techniques to teach grammar to second language learners??

Thank you

Samuel C.
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