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ERIC Number: ED433721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom: Making Principled Choices.
Byrd, Patricia
An instructional module designed to help prepare college-level teaching assistants (TAs) for their duties in second language instruction is presented. The module addresses issues in explicit second-language grammar instruction and the classroom presentation and use of grammar-related instructional materials. An introductory section outlines theoretical and conceptual foundations for grammar instruction, including definitions of terms, the relationship of grammar to communicative competence, implications of task-based instruction for foreign language teachers, errors and error correction in language instruction, and teaching based on student learning styles. Specific classroom techniques are then presented, including use of examples and exemplification, analyzing and using the resources in the required textbook, supplementing the textbook with additional grammar activities, and planning and sequencing specific class activities. Contains 37 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: In its: Out of Class Learning Experiences and Students' Perceptions of Their Impact on English Conversation Skills; see FL 025 966.