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ERIC Number: ED495836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
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Heightening Grammatical Awareness in English
Sert, Olcay
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This article discusses a student project which helps ELT (English Language Teaching) students develop their grammatical awareness, as well as linguistic competence and performance at upper-intermediate or advanced levels. Encouraging students to carry out research on English grammar, collecting data, evaluating structures of language in use, drawing upon the discourses of movies, media and literature, is obviously beneficial to foreign language learners in many respects as they can not be exposed to target language and its culture in natural settings. From this, it is possible to claim that foreign language learners should be directed to the discourse of native speakers in order to have an understanding of "language in use" from a descriptive perspective rather than following the subjective prescriptive grammar rules. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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