National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of English Language and Literature ELT Methods and Practices, Spring 2014 Course Instructors: B. Dendrinos & K. Karavas. Teaching Grammar to Young Learners. Tutor: Keti Zouganeli. Can we teach grammar to Young Learners?.
National and Kapodistrian University of AthensFaculty of English Language and LiteratureELT Methods and Practices, Spring 2014Course Instructors: B. Dendrinos & K. Karavas
Teaching Grammar to Young Learners
Tutor: Keti Zouganeli
The tutorial in brief
When referring to grammar, we are talking about:
Very young and young learners:
Remember also that children change dramatically from one year to the next
Learning a Foreign language
oral skills the written language
conversation extended talk
This is a false question
Larsen-Freeman (2000) and Mellow (2000)
support meaning as well by visuals
present the pattern/form in linguistic AND social context
compare/contrast the new pattern/form with other (already known) patterns/forms
require active participation on the part of the learner
must be at a level of detail appropriate to the learners’ age
lead into activities that manipulate language
During the structuring stage, practice is fully or partly controlled
Two picture poems
This is the stage of production where learners are given opportunities to use the new patterns
Tasks require attention to grammar as well as effective communication
We love English!
Bye for now!
Bye for now
…… they like what they are doing!