Teaching Grammar to Adult English Language Learners

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Teaching Grammar to Adult English Language Learners: Focus on FormHERIBERTOHinkel provides a history of grammar instruction: Grammar translation approach is the earliest ofthem all. Around the beginning of the 20th century, linguists developed the direct method, which says that students should learn a second language the same way they learned the first. The audio-lingual method was another structuralmethod that shared the same implicit orientation on grammar and how it should be direct.Ellis: Ellis defines focus on form as any plannedincidental instructional activity that is intended to induce language learners to pay attention to linguistic form.When should it be taught? Particularly it emphasizes the need for grammar tobe taught in context of current lessons or meaningful context as opposed to an isolated grammar lesson.

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