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Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context
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Grammar in isolation vs grammar in context

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  • 1. Grammar in Isolation vs Grammar in Context Amos Tan Rurng Jang Al Samihah Amni bt Dollah @ Abdul Aziz Munirah bt Hashim
  • 2. Grammar in Isolation • Teaching separately in a lesson • Focus on form and meaning only • Language learning • Exercise : repetition, manipulation, grammatical transformation • Prescriptive/descriptive approaches
  • 3. • To understand grammatical forms and be able to use them • Cover the ability to understand grammatical forms • Cover the ability to use these grammatical forms for communicative purpose
  • 4. The purpose for using grammar in isolation • To identify students’ own performance • It helps teacher to set the level and make improvement on the next lesson • To make sure pupils recognize the rules and regulation of grammar • Ex : past tense, present tense, irregular verbs.
  • 5. • Teacher can selectively choose which grammar items to cover in this grammar course, so that the instruction can be effectively focused on items that are more important. • Give teachers as well as learners plenty of time to understand the grammatical forms and produce them in communication tasks
  • 6. Issues • Confusing • Grammar is about rules of language : pupils become bored and stress (they have to memorize directly) • Not enjoying • Students could not connect the grammar with their language or the lessons with their lives
  • 7. How to overcome • Fun activities • Choose effective methods • Make discussion • Activities related with daily situation
  • 8. Grammar in context • involves teaching grammar in relations to the context of the situation the utterances are usually used • Focus on forms, meaning and usage • Language acquisition • Requires commitment to teach • Specific instruction would be given to individual students
  • 9. • Applicable while teaching other skills • Eg: listening, writing, reading, speaking and language arts. • Teaching grammar in context provides a meaningful framework that connects to reality in the targeted language‖ (Anderson, 2005). • An approach through which learners can learn how to form structures correctly, and also how to use them to communicate meaning (Nunan, 1998, p.103) • Learners will use grammatical conventions more effectively in communication if they learn them in context.
  • 10. HOW TO TEACH GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT • Example : using dialogues --> the use of dialogues generally matches learners‘ expectations of how language is used in the real world: people use language primarily to talk to each other‖ (Thornbury, 1999, p.76).
  • 11. reference • http://prezi.com/w8fgmvng-a8k/grammar-in-isolation/ • http://www.scribd.com/doc/136927500/tsl-3108-TOPIC-2 • http://workpurpose.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/grammar-in- context-vs-grammar-in-isolation/#jp-carousel-119 • Teaching Grammar in Context: Why and How? By Çağrı Tuğrul Mart http://www.project-read.com/teaching-grammar-in- context/

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