ERIC Number: ED433721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Grammar in the Foreign Language Classroom: Making Principled Choices.
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)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, College Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), Error Correction, Graduate Students, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Textbook Content
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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.