MODERN COMMUNICATIVE METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH GRAMMAR TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL STUDENTS
Dorin Pavel Technical College, Alba Iulia, Romania
The aim of this paper is to ascertain the effectiveness of modern methods used in teaching English grammar. It may be asserted that English grammar is not very difficult, although at first it appears to cause confusion. Over the past years emphasis has been laid on traditional methods, teachers trying to attempt only recently new modern methods, all these attempts being considered to make the student become more interested in the English language. Modern methods help a student understand and improve grammar more easily and in a more entertaining way than the traditional ones. Modern activities are meant to widen the students’ horizon and make them realize that grammar is not only theory, but also practice and fun. The teacher can use oral communicative activities, such as discussions, giving instructions, communication games, role play, etc., or written communicative activities, emphasis being laid on accuracy, fluency and the purpose of writing. The efficiency of modern methods could be seen when comparing two classes, both of the same level, one of them being taught traditionally and the other one using modern activities. All this experiment was done in one school year, the methods used during the classes being followed by tests and an analysis of the results obtained. Modern methods made the English classes a lot easier, especially when it came to teaching grammar; students had more fun, were more relaxed, enjoyed the class, communicated with their colleagues and acquired new knowledge quite fast.
Keywords: Teaching grammar; Modern teaching methodology; Grammar games; Communicative approach.
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How to cite this article: Dur, V. (2013). Modern communicative methods of teaching English grammar to intermediate level students. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 6, 89–106. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29302/jolie.2013.6.6
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