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Grammar and its teaching: challenging the myths

Series or Serial: Digest

Publisher: Center for Applied Linguistics

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1997

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street NW

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Phone: 202-429-9292

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: English (Second Language); Grammar

Abstract:
This digest challenges ten myths about grammar which lead communicative and proficiency-based teaching approaches to unduly limit grammar instruction. Some of the myths include: grammar is acquired naturally and does not need to be taught; grammar is meaningless, arbitrary, boring.

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