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Read more ...Young learners have a long time ahead of them with the language. There is no need to rush into technical rules and labels that will confuse. It seems likely to be far better to give children a sound basis in using the language while encouraging curiosity and talk about patterns and contrasts in and between languages and introducing grammatical...

Read more ...  Mention the word “grammar” and students will cringe. In fact, most teachers will cringe, too. Of course, teachers know correct grammar rules, but it’s one thing to know them, and another thing to effectively teach them, and transmit them so that students not only understand the rules, but also apply them correctly. Many experienced teachers say that...

Read more ...The whole second language acquisition process is cyclical and it involves six stages. They are: input, noticing, intake, structuring, proceduralization, and output. First of all, in the input stage, it is learners’ new exposure to the second language and therefore, the input should be comprehensible for them in order to learn the language. Input can be...

Read more ...Grammar is central to the teaching and learning of languages. It is also one of the more difficult aspects of language to teach well.   Many people, including language teachers, hear the word “grammar” and think of a fixed set of word forms and rules of usage. They associate “good” grammar with the prestige forms of the language, such as those used in...

Read more ...  Dr Krashen is one of the world leaders in the fields of bilingual education, neurolinguistics, second language acquisition and literacy. He has authored over 250 articles and books and has received numerous awards.    At one time, it was assumed that the only way of developing grammatical competence in a second language was through direct teaching of...
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