The role of grammar in TESL

Henry Paterson Cameron HEPBURN

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Abstract

Learning a language means learning the grammar of the language so that the forms of the language may be used in their appropriate functions. One of the central issues in the teaching of grammar is whether the focus should be on form or function. Dissatisfaction with both approaches has seen recent thinking move towards a more integrated approach in which both form and function are incorporated. However, it is felt that a third factor should be added; that of frequency. This paper is hence concerned with suggesting ways in which all three factors may be integrated in the teaching of grammar. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-11
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Citation

Hepburn, H. (2000). The role of grammar in TESL. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-11). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.

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