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  • cwcaro
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    12 November, 2013 at 15:12
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    I am doing a final project for my master’s degree of TESOL right know. In the project, I need English teachers’ perspectives and opinions about grammar teaching. I really need your guys’ help.

    On my opinion, grammar is important but it is hard to keep grammar teaching interesting. My own experience of learning English was not very fun. I remember my English teachers usually explained the grammar rules for us, and then had us do the grammar exercises. Therefore, in my project, I am eager to explore efficient and interesting ways of teaching grammar. In addition, I will be an English teacher soon after I graduate this year. I hope I could provide my students with interesting experiences of learning English. I really need your opinion and suggestion.

    Also, in my project, I have tried out the inductive approach. This was actually new to me. I gave students many examples of the target grammar feature of conditional, and guided them to find out the grammar rules without explicit explanation for them. Students’ responses for this approach were mixed. While some of them felt it was interesting, some of them preferred more explicit explanation of grammar rules. Could you also give me some advice about this approach?

    I really appreciate it if you could give me your opinion about grammar teaching, and share with me some techniques and activities.

    Thank you : )

    ICAL TEFL
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    13 November, 2013 at 15:10
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    Since this is for an MA can I suggest that it is more formalized? This kind of open question needs to be clarified IMHO and presented in the form of a questionnaire which would allow you to examine and analyze the data in a more rigorous manner.


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    cwcaro
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    14 November, 2013 at 4:09
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    Reply To: Help. How do you teach grammar

    Since this is for an MA can I suggest that it is more formalized? This kind of open question needs to be clarified IMHO and presented in the form of a questionnaire which would allow you to examine and analyze the data in a more rigorous manner.

    Thanks so much for your suggestion. Yes, I will continue to do some formative research.

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