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ERIC Number: EJ834362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
You Can Get the Grammar Needed for GCSE on to One Sheet of A4... But It Takes Two Years to Get Good at Using It
Everett, Vincent
Language Learning Journal, v32 n1 p68-73 Win 2005
In this article, the author recommends a "starter kit" for teaching grammar. This kit uses an A4 sheet that allows students to express themselves correctly, removing the problem of "censoring grammar" and replacing it with an "enabling grammar." Using their "starter kit", pupils will enjoy being able to write extended paragraphs in a foreign language or to improvise orally. They will be able to see how to make progress and how to evaluate their own work. The starter kit will work for all the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) topics and will ensure that all the topics are covered to the required level, which solves the problem of the earlier units of a course lacking essential elements. Instead of concentrating on learning more grammar as the course develops, pupils can focus on the really difficult tasks: thinking of something to say in the target language, extending answers, and showing initiative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)