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ERIC Number: EJ891084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Grammar Instruction for Adult English Language Learners: A Task-Based Learning Framework
Huang, Jiuhan
Journal of Adult Education, v39 n1 spec iss p29-37 2010
Over the past few decades, grammar instruction has moved from its central position in traditional language teaching approaches to playing virtually no role in communicative approaches. This article first gives a historical perspective of grammar instruction. Then it outlines the 10 principles of instructed language learning formulated by Ellis and shows how using Willis' Task-Based Learning Framework in grammar instruction for adults responses to many of the 10 principles. Sample task-based lesson outlines that incorporate the framework to teach specific grammatical features are also provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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