ERIC Number: ED388033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
L'Enseignement de la grammaire en langue etrangere: Contenus et processus (The Teaching of Grammar in a Foreign Language: Content and Process).
A discussion, in French, of second language grammar instruction looks at the differences between a traditional linguistic approach to grammar learning, used less and less with the advent of communicative language teaching methods, and a sociolinguistic approach, which focuses more closely on the sociocultural context of functional variants of a speech act. Eleven principal elements of the situational context for a communication are enumerated. The content and processes of various grammar instruction methods (indirect, direct, communicative) are then outlined. It is argued that a narrow approach to grammar instruction is bound to produce miscommunication, while a more eclectic approach integrating both linguistic and sociolinguistic factors in communication can promote communicative autonomy in the learner and provide a tool for social integration. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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