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ERIC Number: EJ1082618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Talking Terms: Choosing and Using Terminology for EFL Classrooms
Berry, Roger
English Language Teaching, v1 n1 p19-24 Jun 2008
This paper discusses the use of grammatical terminology in English language teaching. Accepting that it is a common feature of many classrooms, the paper attempts to help teachers understand the role and nature of terminology. A distinction is made between terms which are transparent (e.g. "countable"), opaque (e.g. "verb") or iconic (e.g. "-ing form"). A number of criteria for evaluating the suitability of terminology for classroom use are also offered. In this way it is hoped that teachers will be better equipped to make well-informed decisions about the terms they choose to use in the classroom.
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Language: English
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