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ERIC Number: EJ1053771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Formal Grammar Instruction: Theoretical Aspects to Contemplate Its Teaching (Instrucción formal de la gramática: aspectos teóricos para considerar su enseñanza)
Cruz Corzo, Carolina
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v15 n2 p215-224 Oct 2013
With the rise of new tendencies and methodologies in the English as a foreign language field, formal grammar instruction has become unnecessary during the last few years. Institutions and educators have made serious decisions in order to promote a language production which is fluent and coherent. Thus, grammar instruction has been partially relegated and new trends have occupied its place. However, based on personal teaching practices, I have realized that some learners are producing the foreign language in a fluid, but sometimes inaccurate form. The present reflection is aimed at presenting some insights for educators that may help them consider the possibility of teaching formal grammar as part of the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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