ERIC Number: ED296598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-25
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Grammar in the Second Language Classroom.
Aquilina, Patrick J.
In recent years, a number of articles have been written concerning the value of instruction in second language acquisition and the type of instruction that is most valuable for second language learners. Consequently, the place of the teaching of grammar in the second language classroom is being questioned. Generally, much of the research seems to indicate that the teaching of grammar has little effect on the grammatical structures used by students except in controlled exercises. In many institutions of higher learning, the teaching of grammar has gone out of fashion. Class time is devoted almost entirely to providing comprehensible input, and if any grammar is given, it is given only for homework. A review of the pertinent literature suggests that further empirical research on what actually happens in the classroom and on how learning is affected by grammar instruction is needed. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Expanded version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (22nd, Chicago, IL, March 8-13, 1988).