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ERIC Number: ED454727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
New Trends in Teaching Grammar in the Secondary School: A Review Article.
Hassan, Badran A.
The purpose of this paper is to review new trends in teaching grammar at the secondary school level. With new developments in the fields of linguistics and psychology which resulted in the shift from structurally-dominated English-as-a-foreign-language methodology to a more communicatively-oriented one, new ideas have prevailed in language teaching in general and grammar instruction in particular. As a result, there has been a gathering momentum for a communicatively-based approach to grammar instruction that is more meaning-focused than rules-focused and is more learner-centered than subject-oriented. According to this approach, the need for introducing a certain grammatical rule arises in the first place because of the need of the learner to communicate. In this way, grammar instruction has also become more content-based, meaningful, and contextualized. Examples of this new approach to teaching grammar are provided in looking at Egyptian secondary schools in particular. Six trends that have emerged in the teaching of grammar at the secondary level are discussed in detail. Scholarly references appear throughout the text, though not in complete bibliographical form--that is author last name and year published only. (KFT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt