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ERIC Number: EJ806078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Applying Pedagogical Principles to Grammar Instruction
Kanda, Makiko; Beglar, David
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v35 n1 p105-119 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two experimental methods of teaching the present progressive verb tense based on four instructional principles: teach form-function relations, compare similar grammatical forms, promote learner autonomy, and provide opportunities for generative use. Ninety-nine Japanese first-year high school students participated in the study. A 3 (groups) x 1 (test) Analysis of Variance procedure revealed no statistical differences among the three groups at the beginning of the study; however, both an immediate and a delayed post-test showed statistically significant differences between the control group and the two experimental groups (p less than 0.001). The findings support the idea that a communicative grammar explanation coupled with structure-based communicative tasks designed around specific instructional principles constitutes one effective approach to grammar instruction. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan