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Montse IrunUniversity of Lleida
What is grammar?• This is 268770068. We’re not at home right  now. Please leave a message after the beep.• We’re not at ho...
What is grammar?• The study of what  forms are possible  in a language.
Is this odd?This is 268770068. We’reat home right now. Pleaseleave a message after thebeep.Tickets!Where daddy?
Spoken or written grammar?• Had to laugh, though.• Want a ciggie?• The guy that made it,  he was telling me, he  doesn’t e...
Grammar syllabusesSelection and grading   Usefulness and frequency• Complexity• Learnability• Teachability
What is grammar?
WHY TEACH GRAMMAR?
Reasons for•   The fine tuning argument•   The learner expectation argument•   The fosilization argument•   The advance ar...
Reasons against•   The communication argument•   The natural order argument•   The lexical chunks argument•   The knowledg...
HOW TO TEACH GRAMMAR
Inductive approach(discovery learning)    example       rule
Deductive approach(rule-driven learning)        rule     example
Text and context     text     rule
Rules• The rule of context: teach grammar in context• The rule of use: teach grammar to facilitate  comprehension and prod...
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Teaching grammar

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Teaching grammar

  1. 1. Montse IrunUniversity of Lleida
  2. 2. What is grammar?• This is 268770068. We’re not at home right now. Please leave a message after the beep.• We’re not at home right now. This is 268770068. Please leave a message after the beep.• Right now at home we’re not.
  3. 3. What is grammar?• The study of what forms are possible in a language.
  4. 4. Is this odd?This is 268770068. We’reat home right now. Pleaseleave a message after thebeep.Tickets!Where daddy?
  5. 5. Spoken or written grammar?• Had to laugh, though.• Want a ciggie?• The guy that made it, he was telling me, he doesn’t eat it himself.• I would not interrumpt while others guests are dining.
  6. 6. Grammar syllabusesSelection and grading Usefulness and frequency• Complexity• Learnability• Teachability
  7. 7. What is grammar?
  8. 8. WHY TEACH GRAMMAR?
  9. 9. Reasons for• The fine tuning argument• The learner expectation argument• The fosilization argument• The advance argument
  10. 10. Reasons against• The communication argument• The natural order argument• The lexical chunks argument• The knowledge how argument
  11. 11. HOW TO TEACH GRAMMAR
  12. 12. Inductive approach(discovery learning) example rule
  13. 13. Deductive approach(rule-driven learning) rule example
  14. 14. Text and context text rule
  15. 15. Rules• The rule of context: teach grammar in context• The rule of use: teach grammar to facilitate comprehension and production of language• The rule of economy: economise on presentation. Maximum practice• The rule of relevance: teach grammar students have problems with• The rule of nurture: teach grammar cyclically• The rule of aproppriacy: teach grammar according to level, interests, expectations and learning styles

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