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ERIC Number: ED334370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0260-5104
A Self-Directed Approach to English Grammar.
ALBUS--Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, n41 Spr 1991
The place of formal grammar teaching is of secondary importance to developing a personally relevant context for students to practice the language and explore their personal experience. Grammar is essential for mastery of a language. However, the few materials available are not user friendly. Therefore, British tutors developed a bank of resources and procedures for mixed-level groups on formal English grammar in the English for speakers of other languages classroom. The grammar bank was designed to: (1) meet students' needs at most learning levels; (2) be useful for self-directed learning; (3) enable easy assessment; (4) be user friendly; (5) be easy to understand, with instructions included; (6) provide a low-cost resource; and (7) be "adult" and build on skills that students already have. The grammar bank consists of self-access worksheets that cover a number of specific grammar areas. There are worksheets for each area, from simple to advanced: (1) simple and continuous tense; (2) perfect tenses; (3) article, prepositions, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and sentence structure; and (4) phrasal verbs, common expressions, and conditional tenses. A self-assessment checklist enables students to focus on their progress. The grammar bank saves time, improves grammar awareness, is student centered, provides back-up for classroom instruction, provides relevant exercises, and is popular with students. (Three references and examples of grammar bank materials are included.) (NLA)
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229-231 High Holborn, London, England WC1V 7DA, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)