English Grammar Pedagogical Analysis Hyunju Kim
Introduction • Teaching grammar is an important part of language teaching. • Grammar is necessary to learn a language. • My experiences learning English grammar. • The question is…………………….
What is the best method for teaching English grammar? Teaching grammar alone vs. Teaching grammar through situational role play
Side one • Teaching English grammar alone • Benefits: can cover more complex rules Can save time, Teaching feels more efficient • Problems: no practical applications, No ability to apply rules to a larger context
Side two • Teaching grammar through situational role play • Benefits: more practical use of the rules, More effective participation, Entertaining • Problems: more time demanding and less class time for other work, Less time to cover other rules
Methodology • Make survey • Have 19 ELC students take the survey • Average the result • The highest average score is the better teaching method
Survey • How did you learn grammar when you studied English? 1)Grammar alone, for example, from textbooks and lectures 2)Through activities, for example, situational role play and games
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Potential Problems • The difference of the average was small • Very different sample sizes • 5(with role plays) vs. 14(grammar alone) • Only people taught grammar alone got perfect scores
Conclusion • The students who did the situational role plays scored higher than those who didn’t, showing that role plays are worth the extra class time. • The best method of teaching grammar is through activities such as situational role plays.
Future Work • Have more students take the survey • Ask more different grammar rule questions in the survey • If I had more time to do the survey, I would take the survey to the ELC classrooms