International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


Activity Based Grammar Teaching

M. Gangadharan


Abstract: In recent years increasing numbers of teachers, in all subjects, have been looking for ways to change the traditional forms of instruction in which knowledge is transmitted, in a one - way process, from a dominant teacher to a class of silent, obedient, "passive" learners. They have sought ways to make the classroom more "student - centred" and have investigated the different ways in which students can play more active roles in discovering and processing knowledge. Grammar teaching has often been regarded as a structure based formal activity. After the integration of several sources and techniques, which are mainly based on communicative activities, the teaching of grammar gained a new insight. In the teaching of grammar, technique - resource combinations are often modified to structure - discourse match and if well developed, they can be used effectively for all phases of a grammar lesson. Grammar teaching in the 1990s shows influences from the following general areas: what might be called 'traditional grammar'; communicative teaching, dating from the late 1970s, the learner - based approaches that became influential in the 1980s; recent theories of second - language acquisition from applied linguistics. In order to make a grammar lesson effective, beneficial, and interesting a teacher should use some well - developed and fascinating techniques in the classroom. In the present paper, I have made an attempt to present such integrated sources and techniques - the use of songs, poems, games, problem solving activities etc in grammar teaching.


Keywords: Traditional grammar, student - centered, communicative approach


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 1767 - 1768


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