ERIC Number: ED432149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Understanding the Role of Grammar in Proficiency-Oriented Instruction.
The role of grammar instruction in proficiency-oriented second language instruction (POI) is examined, drawing on research and theory on second language use and instruction. Several premises are stated: (1) formal grammar has an important role in POI, while focus on form and communicative practice should be maintained; (2) in POI, a syllabus that is cyclical in nature is recommended; (3) since POI does not prescribe any specific methodology, second language teachers need to discover for themselves which approach to grammar instruction is most effective; and (4) additional research comparing the traditional approach with the whole-language and input-processing approaches is needed. (Contains 23 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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