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.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
|Place of Publication
|Hong Kong Institute of Education
|Published - 2000