Importance Of Grammar In Teaching

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The role of grammar in teaching languages has been the subject of a lot of debates in the recent years. Many linguists and teaching experts once believed that it "as the most important part of the lesson. Then, at the emergence of new approaches and methods, grammar lost its significance. However, recently more and more attention is being paid to it and is back to being considered vital. Regardless of the method the teacher uses, the extent to which the teacher works on grammar has to differ greatly depending on the age of the learners. The younger the student is, the less they bear grammar explanation and exercises. It seems that they need something more fun to do in the class therefore the teacher’s attention is better to be more on fun…show more content…
For learners to master them, adequate experience, understanding and use of these features are necessary. Where time is limited and learners have little out-of-class exposure, as in most language-teaching situations the world, this can only be brought about with the help of pedagogic intervention: explicit teaching and systematic practice informed by a syllabus of known problems. Another aspect that should be taken into account is the inaccuracy on the way of being understood in the early stages of learning and should be corrected somehow. Furaidah (2008)…show more content…
From most students’ point of view, at least in Egyptian society, the teacher of English is someone who has the ability of answering all the relevant and irrelevant English questions. It is enough to say “I don’t know” to shatter your image. So, it can be imagined how critical it is if a student asks about a grammar point and the teacher hesitates for a moment. Moreover, because of the extremely fast evolution of languages and teaching ideas, a teacher needs to keep being a learner forever nourishing his or her knowledge of the latest changes. Cook (1994) believes that teachers are obliged to be aware of the new ideas about grammar and language learning today so that they can take from them whatever they find beneficial. Whether the teacher of English needs the knowledge of the students’ native language or not came to my mind when I was studying the types of errors the learners may make during the process of learning. Knowing that grammatical processes happen in the learners’ minds enables the teacher to diagnose the problem, if there are any, and inform the students of them. Speakers of Arabic usually scramble the order of placing the noun and it’s adjective. As in the Arabic language the noun is followed by its adjectives; whereas in English it is the opposite that happens. Accordingly, if the teacher is aware of such rule she will help the students to avoid making such
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