Traditional Grammar teaching and Today’s Lesson
Hi, there.Olga です。
Last July 23, I attended a Workshop Seminar on how to encourage Junior High school students to speak more in class.
I did some activities that will be helpful in the classrroom too, like Q and A about a given situation/picture illustration; how to teach grammar effectively; and how essay writing can be used to speak more in class.
Comparison between Focus on forms: Traditional Grammar teaching and Today’s Lesson
Traditional Grammar Teaching – Learners focus on just forms and do grammar practice without understanding the meaning of the sentences.
Focus on Form instruction (2 ways) – Today’s lesson:
A. Incidental focus on form instruction – is an extensive activity and out-put based instruction which is essay writing which particular forms are not targeted in advance.
B. Planned focus on form instruction – provides input and output simultaneously while focusing on the meaning of target grammar.
– Students notice the form-meaning connection.
In addition, we would like to apply the Integrated Skill approach (by Brown 2001) which is a whole language approach where if a course deals with reading skills, it will also deal with listening, speaking and writing skills.
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